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    Hi

    We are picking up our puppy in 8 weeks and I will be slowly purchasing bits and pieces. I have no idea if it is cheaper to buy online or in stores. I am in bayside Melbourne can anyone reccomend good places to purchase...well....everything. Toys, food, flea and worming grooming etc

    Thanks

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    I usually buy stuff online but things like collars, chockers etc, can be a bit hit and miss with the sizes so i usually buy them from a store i can visit.
    These guys are closesd at the moment as the owner is on holidays but they should be back up and running on ebay in the next day or two. Thier pigs ears, cow hooves and beef tendons are excellent treats at good prices that my dog just loves. They also have a huge range of other treats. Dog Treats items - Get great deals on Dog Treat, Chews items on eBay Stores!

    There are heaps of good sellers on ebay.


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    I buy lots of stuff online too - my daughter complains the dog gets more parcels than she does! I've bought from the Ebay store Sean mentions and they were good products. I bought chews from another seller recently though and wasn't that happy with the quality. The dog likes them but she goes through them too fast. And I just got a custom made martingale collar from an Etsy store (Mod dog) that I am quite happy with. I get my leashes from Woolies because they are the only ones that sell the Rufus and Co leash I like best. I bought most of Banjo's toys online too from various pet stores.

    But I will still occasionally go to the pet store for chews and inevitably walk out with some cute toy too. I like the independent pet stores more than the chains. Ours is fairly expensive, but I trust that they sell good quality gear.

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    I like Petstock here locally..they sell my fav leashes Rogz

    I like Petstock, because they do not sell life animals and work with Rescue (here in Albury and Wodonga anyway)
    Pets are forever

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    I like to support the small local pet supplies shops in my area. I avoid pet shops that sell dogs or cats or birds. I'm ok with pet shops that sell fish and reptiles and their (live) food.

    I sometimes shop at the bigger stores but rarely. I find the toys I get from Petstock - don't last very long. The harness I got from there - broke - great. And the pigs ears and the like are from china - ie you don't know what's in them, you don't know what the pig was fed, and you don't know what chemicals they treated the pigs ear with when they dried it. Ie worth buying australian made treats and dog food in my opinion.

    I bought some black hawk dog food from these people (Nikki) - cos she and I were at the same event. She may well show up at an event in your area too. Agility people do travel for competitions.
    Aussie Agility: dog toys, dog agility supplies, dog training supplies

    Online I like these websites. I have not found them to be significantly cheaper or more expensive than face to face shops. But I'm a bit wary of the super cheap stuff anyway. As far as dog bed goes, you're best with a cardboard box and second hand blankies or flanny sheets and old pillows in old pillow slips - until your dog is at least done teething, and generally looking for things to chew. Ie wait till the puppy is about a year old before you spend big on these things.

    Best place for leads and collars and head halters and training harnesses. And they're victorian.
    Dog Collars & Dog Leads by Black Dog - Home

    This place for all sorts of stuff - for me it was the tick prevention and removal stuff.
    Australia Pet Supply, Accessories & Food Store | Discount Frontline Plus, Revolution, Sentinel Spectrum & Interceptor Spectrum For Dogs & Cats Online - Vet Products Direct Australia

    If you know what wormer and flea stuff you want they can probably help too but vets also can offer deals on stuff - eg 6 months of revolution flea and heartworm treatment comes with 6 months of worming tablets (the yukky tasting ones) if you buy it from the vet, and if you're regular then there are additional discounts available. You don't get deals like that online.

    These guys for crates and soft sided crates and all sorts of stuff. They deliver via a courier service and so can't deliver to Aus Post PO Boxes unfortunately.
    Dog Cage, Crate, Enclosure, Run & Dog Kennel | Vebo Pet Supplies

    Best quality soft sided crate - I will get one of these soon...
    K9+ Soft Dog Crates : Australia
    They also have a back seat car hammock which can be handy for keeping the dog hair off your car seats.

    And toughest dog toys. Though of course my dog likes to rip hers to pieces so ones that can't be ripped up aren't as interesting to her.
    Dog Toys, Zoo Toys, Horse Toys - Aussie Dog Products - Aussie Dog Products

    Also like this site for toys. But their shipping cost can be scary. If that happens, save your
    "cart" and send them an email and ask them if they can do better.
    Clean Run: ALL

    They have stuff that is not available in Australia, like bunny fur tugs. But they're not indestructable. Don't buy food from overseas sites tho. Customs and Quarantine sniffer dogs will confiscate it.

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    I like to support the small local pet supplies shops in my area. I avoid pet shops that sell dogs or cats or birds. I'm ok with pet shops that sell fish and reptiles and their (live) food.

    I sometimes shop at the bigger stores but rarely. I find the toys I get from Petstock - don't last very long. The harness I got from there - broke - great. And the pigs ears and the like are from china - ie you don't know what's in them, you don't know what the pig was fed, and you don't know what chemicals they treated the pigs ear with when they dried it. Ie worth buying australian made treats and dog food in my opinion.

    I bought some black hawk dog food from these people (Nikki) - cos she and I were at the same event. She may well show up at an event in your area too. Agility people do travel for competitions.
    Aussie Agility: dog toys, dog agility supplies, dog training supplies

    Online I like these websites. I have not found them to be significantly cheaper or more expensive than face to face shops. But I'm a bit wary of the super cheap stuff anyway. As far as dog bed goes, you're best with a cardboard box and second hand blankies or flanny sheets and old pillows in old pillow slips - until your dog is at least done teething, and generally looking for things to chew. Ie wait till the puppy is about a year old before you spend big on these things.

    Best place for leads and collars and head halters and training harnesses. And they're victorian.
    Dog Collars & Dog Leads by Black Dog - Home

    This place for all sorts of stuff - for me it was the tick prevention and removal stuff.
    Australia Pet Supply, Accessories & Food Store | Discount Frontline Plus, Revolution, Sentinel Spectrum & Interceptor Spectrum For Dogs & Cats Online - Vet Products Direct Australia

    If you know what wormer and flea stuff you want they can probably help too but vets also can offer deals on stuff - eg 6 months of revolution flea and heartworm treatment comes with 6 months of worming tablets (the yukky tasting ones) if you buy it from the vet, and if you're regular then there are additional discounts available. You don't get deals like that online.

    These guys for crates and soft sided crates and all sorts of stuff. They deliver via a courier service and so can't deliver to Aus Post PO Boxes unfortunately.
    Dog Cage, Crate, Enclosure, Run & Dog Kennel | Vebo Pet Supplies

    Best quality soft sided crate - I will get one of these soon...
    K9+ Soft Dog Crates : Australia
    They also have a back seat car hammock which can be handy for keeping the dog hair off your car seats.

    And toughest dog toys. Though of course my dog likes to rip hers to pieces so ones that can't be ripped up aren't as interesting to her.
    Dog Toys, Zoo Toys, Horse Toys - Aussie Dog Products - Aussie Dog Products

    Also like this site for toys. But their shipping cost can be scary. If that happens, save your
    "cart" and send them an email and ask them if they can do better.
    http://www.cleanrun.com/index.cfm?fu...ategory_ID=320

    They have stuff that is not available in Australia, like bunny fur tugs. But they're not indestructable. Don't buy food from overseas sites tho. Customs and Quarantine sniffer dogs will confiscate it.

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    Wow thanks that is a massive help. We have a super huge crate from when my parents German Shepherd was a pup so I am planning on doing the toilet training with that once toilet trained the crate can go. Good advice on waiting to buy a nice bed. I will check all those out I have bookmarked this page

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    I i where you i'd keep the crate and continue to use it as much as possible. They come in real handy when you need to quickly contain your dog or even use them as a recovery area if they are ever injured. I take ours camping and it's worth it's weight in gold...wish i used one for my last 2 dogs now i know how handy they are. Good luck with the new pup and please put up heaps of pictures for us when he/she arrives.


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    What Sean says, the crate is useful for much more than just toilet training. It's really handy any time you go out with the dog and can't leave it in the car (generally gets you into trouble these days). Frosty spent some time in a crate under a tree outside the pub where I was having lunch one time. I could see her from the pub window. And the crate kept her safe from bugs and small children and some old blokes. She was very happy in there too.

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    closing thread, it seems to be a spam magnet.

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