Did you know that more than 43 million households in the U.S. have dogs? This is probably not a surprise to you if most of your street is usually ripe with the sounds of howls and barks during the night.
But owning a dog is not all cuddles and games of catch. It takes dedicated effort to train a dog, teach it tricks, and also makes sure that it learns all the etiquette in your house.
In addition, you have to try to find as many pet supplies as you can to help get your dog started. Here are some of the things you will need.
- Leash. You know dogs need to be walked a few times a day, at least, so it would be best to browse online pet supplies sites to find a leash for your dog. You can choose from several different kinds of materials, like leather dog leashes or other synthetic fibers. Just be sure to find one that is strong enough to stop your dog from running away when you take him or her for a walk.
- Collar. This may be the most important supply you buy for your dog. The collar you put around him or her is probably what will distinguish your dog from someone else’s. This is especially important if your dog gets lost, which should also prompt you to put your address on the collar as well. But you don’t have to go with boring collars — you can always look into more unique dog collars, like rhinestone dog collars, pink spiked dog collars, and leather spiked dog collars.
- Ample Treats. Along with plenty of dog food, you will want to keep a stash of treats, especially while you are training your dog. The treats will be critical to teaching your dog where or where not to go to the bathroom, how to sit, run, catch, and do a host of different things.
These are only a few of the essentials, but don’t worry, you don’t have to spend a fortune on all the things you need. You can find cheap pet supplies in most stores near you, or even browse for cheap pet supplies online. Either way, you will need to invest money in the basics, but the investment will ultimately be worth it.