Top 5 Products for a Happy and Healthy Puppy
So, you’ve brought home a new puppy and you couldn’t be more excited to welcome the little ball of fur into your life. But what next? While training is a critical element of your early days together, there are ways to make training a smoother process for all involved. Below, we discuss products that not only aid in training but also ensure that your furball is living their best life as a happy and healthy pup!
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Interactive toys: Interactive toys are important for two reasons. First, they provide a healthy outlet for puppies’ chewing urges while they’re teething. When used with treats, interactive toys help encourage and reward appropriate chewing. Second, it’s important to provide mental stimulation for your pup -- even if you’re around all day. Learning to entertain themselves not only prevents behavioral issues that can stem from boredom, it also aids in cognitive development.
Wholesome treats: Treats play an essential role during your puppy’s early years because of how central training will be to their day to day lives. In addition to potty training, they’ll also be learning how to walk on a leash, how to play properly, and more. Because treats will accompany all the training they’re going through, it’ll be important to have wholesome and nutritious treats that you can feel good about feeding your puppy.
Appropriate bedding: Cuddling with your precious fur baby is one of the sweetest parts of having a new puppy. However, it’s important that they also have a bed that they can call their own. Having their own space both provides different options for rest as well as foster independence. Having appropriate bedding will also provide comfort in the event that you’re not around. Encourage them to use their bedding by making sure it’s weather and space appropriate.
Pest repellant: If your puppy has gotten their shots and is ready to tackle the great outdoors, you’ll want to be sure that they’re protected against pests. Pests can carry diseases and parasites that lead to health issues. A natural pest repellent is a safe yet effective option until they reach an age when a stronger repellant can be safely applied.
Natural dog bathroom: A pee pad like Bark Potty utilizes your dog’s innate tendencies to make potty training a breeze. Dogs are naturally drawn to the real bark, which allows puppies to intuitively learn that the pee pad is an appropriate potty spot.