The Bare Necessities - $150 to $200 These are things you will need to be ready to welcome your new family member into your home. Honestly, most of these things can be obtained at Tractor Supply or WalMart or other animal supply stores.
Safety & Health Leash (at least 4 feet) Nylon collar Identification tags Heartworm and Flea/Tick Preventative
Containment 42” dog crate Crate pad (optional) Outdoor lead and stake (if yard is not fenced)
The “Extras” that are Nice to Have These items can make your life with a new puppy more enjoyable. “Good Citizen” Behaviorial Aids Even if you do not engage in full-scale behavior training, we all have a duty to teach our dogs “good manners” for living with and around humans of every age.
Kongs are our favorite dog toys because they can withstand an incredible amount of chewing. Kong is a brand as well as a specific toy.
Our English Golden prefers to fetch Tires, frisbees, and anything that squeaks.
Where as our American Goldens ignore any other toy when there is a tennis ball present.
Gentle Leader or choke collar - The gentle leader is by far my most favorite dog purchase ever. You might have to buy a few sizes as they grow.
Peanut butter! The BEST treat we have ever tried!
Nature’s Miracle cleaning solution. This was the only brand to pass my blacklight test. Go ahead and buy the gallon. Or two. You'll need it. I tried knockoff brands to no avail.