If you are looking to add a furry addition to your family, there are many things you will have to do in preparation for their arrival. Just like preparing for a new baby, you will have to adjust your life and home to accommodate them.
Here are a few items to have in preparation for your new corgi:
Crate- A dog crate will help establish a designated area for your new puppy. It can be stressful for a puppy to enter a new home and leave behind the comfort of their mother and the rest of the litter. Make sure the crate is large enough to accommodate them as they will grow quickly. Be sure to put soft warm bedding and a few toys to make them feel comfortable.
Dog Toys- All dogs need toys to play with- especially puppies! Provide your new corgi with fun toys that will help keep them entertained.
Baby gates- If you have places in your home you want to keep your dog out of like the kitchen, or basement baby gates will help ensure they do not enter those rooms. Many are very easy to install and use a simple tension rod to hold them in place of doorways. This is also good to put at the top of steep stairways.
Collar/harness- Your puppy will need to get used to wearing a collar to keep their identification information. You may also want to purchase a harness to attach to a leash when you go on walks. Harnesses attach to your dog’s upper torso rather than around the neck, so it won’t be jerked by the leash during daily walks.
Food & water bowl- Invest in a quality feeder, preferably made of stainless steel. This will ensure that it lasts and that it doesn’t become damaged if your dog chews their bowl.
Cleaning supplies- New puppies are bound to have “accidents” in your home. This is a natural process as it will take time for them to adjust and learn. You will find yourself cleaning up after your new puppy, so it is best to have an adequate amount of pet-safe cleaner around your home.
Puppy pads-. Puppy pads will help your dog have a designated place to do his or her business. Although they may not always go on the pad it is best to have them and include them in their training process.