Shopping List for Your Jack Russell Terrier Puppy - dummies

Shopping List for Your Jack Russell Terrier Puppy

By Deborah Britt-Hay

Part of 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