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    We are picking up our King Charles Cavalier in approximately 8 weeks. I thought there might be a sticky in here about what to buy for a new puppys arrival as we have no other pets (Well fish in a pond thats all lol)

    Can anyone give some advice on what I should do or what I might need?? Have had a look and a bit of a search in here so please excuse me if I have missed a thread or a sticky and feel free to point me in the right direction

    Thanks

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    Hi Jen

    Congrats on your new addition to your family. We got our little rottie x a few days ago.
    We bought her a bed, leash and collar, plenty of toys, dog treats, flea treatment, worming tablets, piddle mats, shampoo/conditioner and all the basics.
    I dont think you need much more then that. We are in the process of getting out Kelsey a name tag. I'm also interested to hear other good ideas of what to buy a puppy.
    What are you naming your new puppy?

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    Thank you for your reply. I have started a list that I keep adding to.

    Names that is going to be a hard one. There are 3 children of 9 6 and 2 so my 6yo keeps coming up with Disney names and my son just shoots down everyones ideas lol we have a list with a few girls names on it that get everyones ok my husband and I like Elvis for a boy (he is the king lame joke) but as the kids have no idea who that is they shot that down too. It will probably come down to a vote in the end. We are waiting anxiously on the news of the pups arrival and to hear how many of each sex there are. It is lots of fun at the same time though.

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    Here are two books that will help you immensely....before and after you get your puppy by Ian Dunbar...Please read and they are free downloads

    Free Downloads | Dog Star Daily


    Also a crate is a very safe place for a puppy when you have children. It is somewhere for the puppy to be quietly and peacefully. It also helps for potty training.

    bedding, crate, food as per breeders recommendation initially, leash and collar, name tag, toys, bowls.

    A place for the puppy to be in the house. The most important gift for the puppy is time and patience. And to now look into educating your puppy. So start looking for puppy classes now. Friendly puppy classes that allow you to bring your whole family. I love families with lots of kids at my puppy classes, because it is the best education for all the puppies in class. To met as many different size people as possible.
    Congratulations on your new puppy and welcome
    Pets are forever

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    I only have one child and found finding a name for the dog a real battle because of it. As a result we are now stuck with a name that I don't particularly like. I remember my mother giving us 2 or 3 choices when we got a new dog, so we still got some feeling that we had had a say but the dog still got a name my mother liked.

    I like Elvis!

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    Names and kids... LOL
    A friends puppy only very narrowly escaped being named 'gherkin'

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    We named one of our dogs after Cyclone Tracy...

    My current dog nearly copped Mrs Bucket - since she had a bucket on her head when I met her. But you can't yell "Bucket" across an oval without risking being misunderstood. And "Hyacinth" doesn't work either.

    A friend with a literary edge on me (PHD in creative writing), suggested using a weather related adjective for her name. So she came up with Frosty and I liked that - suited the colouring. One of the guys at the park usually calls her "Snowy" for "Snowflake" - she is a bit "Flakey" in the dizzy airhead sense - especially around him - because he is generous with the bikkies and good-os. And she also gets Rusty and Bluey. I quite like the idea of "Rusty" for a "blue" heeler - cos it's the Aussie - Cockney backwards way. Eg a good name for a Cav might be "Lofty" on that basis.

    Weather related adjectives - "Sunny", "Sandy", "Misty".

    Other Adjectives - ie less likely to clash with a human name if you pick an adjective.... I like for a Cav
    Dizzy, Lacy, Dusty, Ruby (Red)

    Remember it's a word you won't find embarrasing to yell across a park or use in conversation. Anything that has a th sound or rhymes with duck should be avoided.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenniferc View Post
    We are picking up our King Charles Cavalier in approximately 8 weeks. I thought there might be a sticky in here about what to buy for a new puppys arrival as we have no other pets (Well fish in a pond thats all lol)

    Can anyone give some advice on what I should do or what I might need?? Have had a look and a bit of a search in here so please excuse me if I have missed a thread or a sticky and feel free to point me in the right direction

    Thanks
    You can buy enough to get you into debt basically, the list of 'must have if you have a dog' is endless. But rarely necessary.
    You must have a good supply of abandoned kids toys of the stuff variety. Old socks washed and a knot in the middle is a wonderful tug toy. a cardboard box, a empy coke bottle filled with stock and frozen over night and tossed to pup is nice for teething.

    Anything people recommend you to buy, consider what old baby equip you have that will double. eg. play pens for crating etc.
    Also for some reason, Horseland will sell most things for a dog, for a horse/pony, at roughly half price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beloz View Post
    I only have one child and found finding a name for the dog a real battle because of it. As a result we are now stuck with a name that I don't particularly like. I remember my mother giving us 2 or 3 choices when we got a new dog, so we still got some feeling that we had had a say but the dog still got a name my mother liked.

    I like Elvis!
    Our kid was 5 when we got Barney (first dog she was old enough to contribute to the naming of) and she gave us stupid suggestions like "blackey" and "cutey" and other similar things. We told her a bit of a fib and said that the lady we got him off (lol lies coz he was from the spca) was meant to be ringing us with his name coz she forgot to tell us. Then he ended up with Barney (which I thought was a bit stupid too lmao).

    I too like Elvis!

    I always want to call a dog Frank....I dont know why LOL

    In regards to bringing things home for pup, collar, lead, bed and heaps of toys. Thats about all I worry about initially.

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    I would hold of on buying too many toys until you get to know him though. It would be good to get a couple of different balls, a squeaky toy and a tug of war type toy to start with. And definitely some rawhide chews!

    I found a treat bag an indispensable item too. Though sometimes I just stuff treats in my pockets. That's why even when I don't have any actual treats on me, I still often am a dog magnet when we go out because all my coats smell like dog treats.

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