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    Question Advice on Useful Dog Products and Un-usefull Dog Prducts

    Im doing re search before I get a puppy and I want to know products you have bought and used that you found usefull or you thought was a waste of money

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    Products for what?
    Fleas, ticks, washes, ear stuff, heartworm and the list can go on.
    Everyone will have differing opinions as to what suits them and their dogs. My suggestion is to google any one's suggestions to then also make up your own mind as there are a heck of a lot of products out there catering for everything right down to dog nail polishes.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    How long is a piece of string?





    You might want to narrow down the choice so we know what to suggest.
    A pessimist sees the glass as half empty;
    An optimist sees the glass as half full;
    A realist just finishes the damn thing and refills it.

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    ok maybe i should of been more clear i ment things i can buy before i get the dog i cant buy flee stuff and products as it will go off but i can buy toys lead collar grooming brushes dog bed ect so stuff i can get to put away before i get the pup like do you have a unqie poop bag holder ? what treat pouch do you use eg

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    I guess it's easier for me to list what I do find useful...

    sensible front attach harness
    rogzfordogs collar with reflective thread
    nutro natural choice chicken and rice kibble
    a porcelain drinking bowl that doesn't get pushed around the floor, and a really big one for outside.
    a metal dinner bowl. I found the black strip around the bottom died, not sure what to do about that.
    a horse rope lead or two or three. Frosty ate through all the plain webbing ones, three chomps and she was free.
    A cardboard box for puppy bed.
    A hession hammock bed.
    Crates. One with metal frame, for at home
    one soft sided for after happy to be in crate, and for travelling
    Dog club obedience classes.
    Lesley Nelson's Really Reliable Recall
    Turid Rugaas "Calming Signals" - book has more detail but Frosty really enjoyed DVD.
    Susan Garrett DVDs especially crate games
    Greg Derrett DVDs especially foundation handling, and great dog shame about the handler.
    Everlast Fun ball
    Squirrel Dude (better than kong)
    itty bitty brownies (dog treats available in SA)
    dried fish
    tug toys - eg rope through everlast fun ball and
    these
    Pocket Tug
    We also like the bungee tugs but I'm reluctant to get the ones with sheep skin.

    We also use quite a few towels, and throw rugs of various sorts and I just get the cheapest ones I can find. And I got a friend to donate all his toeless socks, fave kill toy for Frosty.

    We also like roo strips, and rawhide chips.

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    dog harnesses and leads for in the car. Only time they need to be on a lead is going to the vet. Rest of their time is on the farm or going between them.
    Baking tray that is their inside food bowl
    Big plastic bowl for water
    3 hessian covered foam mattresses for floor in our room.
    4 different kongs, rope toys, other toys and pressed bones.
    Nylon collars

    In the pen.
    3 off the ground canvass beds
    3 good comfy wipe down beds to go on these
    Gravity fed water bowl.
    clam shell pool for water and swimming.
    Baking dish for food.
    Assorted dead 2ltr containers, shoes, boots, plastic flower pots, buried bones, balls.

    Frontline flea treatment now and then when needed..can't remember the last time I used it.
    No shampoo as I don't bath them. In the case of them rolling in something dead I use my shower gel.
    Heartworm taken care of by yearly injection.
    Vaccinations done but am now not going to bother as they do not socialise and will not again be going to boarding kennels when we are away.

    Worm tablets from the vet as needed.
    Mice and the odd rabbit.

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    A sturdy lead, collar and harness combination (with room to grow into)
    Good food
    Good treats for training – Something “high value” works best. When training a stubborn puppy kibble won’t cut it.
    Some toys that can withstand a chewing puppy – You puppy will show you which kind they prefer. Johnny loves soft toys.
    A sturdy kennel and a warm bed. Try blankets first – Johnny eats all his “pillow” beds.
    Poo bags (you can get a hound bag if you so wish – but the best thing about them was the poo bags – I just chuck them in my handbag)
    Kongs are fantastic for entertaining – you don’t need the kong branded treats to use them either.
    Worm tablets, flea treatment (when required).
    Shampoo – because he spends a bit of time inside
    Sturdy food and water dishes
    Tennis balls
    And Greenies (they are treats that clean teeth – Johnny loves them).

    You can go mad buying stuff for your dog but the above things are my basics for Johnny.
    Good luck with your research.

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    treat bags, I use zip lock snack bags and a bum bag with two pockets. I put the poo bags in one pocket and the treats in the other.

    I use a rubber curry comb for grooming

    and johnsons and johnsons baby shampoo occasionally ie about once a month in summer or as needed. Last time she rolled in something revolting (sump oil?) the only thing that got it off was biozet washing power. But I wouldn't want to do that every time.

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    kennel, inside soft bed, cardboard box for puppy, LOTS of old blankets, an old piece of clothing from each of us in the house to put in his bed especially my husband as he works away and the baby. dog shampoo. kong x2, squirel dude x2, some in door toys eg rope, sheep skin. out door toys rope treat balls (x2) balls, flower pots, clam shell, sand pit. Liver treats, mini dustbin to store food in. 3 stainless bowls to put food and water in. nylon colars, halti colar, nylon lead, nylon 10m lead. outdoor cable to tie him up if need be (eg while lawn mower guy is here). the list goes on...!!!

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    We were waiting for our Ruby for a long time and I think that just gave us too much time to buy too much useless stuff haha

    I would say the things that went to waste would be -

    90% of the dog toys she didnt even play with
    Glammed up collar and lead. ( Deffinately go for a practical one over a pretty one)
    Dog clothes - Ruby had more outfits then I did and being a bulldog, she either didnt fit into them at all or quickly grew out of them.

    Puppy Milk - We stocked up on puppy milk Just before she came home and didnt use any, she hated it. I know a few people who have said the same thing!

    So I am sure there is plenty, I know I got rid of so much stuff but being a year ago I just cant think haha

    Goodluck thou

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