Shopping List for Your Jack Russell Terrier Puppy

Part of the Jack Russell Terriers For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Before you bring your Jack Russell Terrier puppy home, you need to go on a pre-puppy shopping spree. Following is a list of items you need when you bring your puppy home. As your puppy gets older, you can add more items to the list.

A harness (not a collar) suitable to your puppy’s size Toys such as balls or Frisbees (latex is best) — avoid toys with small parts that your puppy may pull off and swallow accidentally A first-aid kit for emergencies
A nylon or web leash (the adjustable kind is best) Chewies made of hard nylon for teething and keeping teeth clean Nail clippers
A retractable leash for when you start taking your puppy for walks An antichewing preparation or spray to keep your puppy from chewing on your furniture, slippers, and the like A sweater for chilly days
A long training leash for obedience training A doggie bed (a padded box will do) with plenty of soft cloths or blankets — avoid wicker because your puppy undoubtedly will chew on it Shampoo
A cage or crate large enough for your puppy to stand up in when inside A brush and comb Flea and tick products
Housetraining pads if you choose to use them A pooper scooper An exercise pen if you want to keep your puppy confined within the house in an area that’s larger than his crate
Two sets of flat-bottomed bowls for food and water — one big enough for home and a smaller set for travel A baby/child gate to keep your puppy confined A collar and a tag (that contains his name and your name, address, and phone number) for when the puppy is a bit older
A bag of the same type of food that your puppy was fed at the breeder’s facility
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