What do I need to buy for my puppy?
Updated: Mar 28
Before picking up your new Outland Aussie, you will need to make at least one trip to the pet store for supplies. Puppy food, toys, a crate…. Use our puppy supply checklist to ensure you pick up everything you need.
Below the "New Puppy Checklist" is a list of items that we personally recommend and use.
Collar / Harness:
We recommend starting with a plain old flat collar, used in conjunction with consistent positive-reinforcement training. Traditional harnesses create an opposition reflex that cause your dog to want to pull ahead. Once your dog has mastered leash training, you can then switch to a more comfortable harness option.
Crate / Kennel:
For crate and potty training, we recommend making your own DIY "Puppy Apartment". We simply used wire cutters to create a door in the divider and then used a file to smooth any sharp or rough edges. Puppy apartments are between $350-$500! Making your own cost around $50. Watch the videos to see how creating a puppy apartment is a great tool for both crate and potty training.
36.5 in L x 23 in W x 24.75 in H
Puppy Specific Food:
Growing puppies should eat puppy food that is specially formulated to provide the necessary nutrients to fuel their growth. Puppies should be fed smaller, more frequent meals when they are young. Your veterinarian can recommend the serving size that best fits your puppy’s needs. Typically it is recommend from ages 6-12 weeks puppies should be fed four times a day. From 3-6 months, feedings can be reduced to three times a day. For ages 6 months and older, twice a day.