Sometimes I forget that Macy is still a puppy. She is just so big that I expect her to act older than she is. She will be one in October and she definitely acts her age... bad!
In the year that Domenic and I have had Macy, we have both learned a ton about puppy training. I thought I knew it all because we had dogs when I was younger, however I now know that my parents did all of the work! I messed up a ton with the things that I bought her. I realized that it could buy simple things to keep her happy.
Buying a pet can become so expensive it you look at all of the cute toys and gadgets out there. I didn't have that kind of money when I got Macy- I still don't- So I am going to highlight some items that will make your life easier and not break the bank.
All of the things on my list total would cost me $42.
1. Trash Bags
Dogs have little to no shame when it comes to pooping. I put all of those grocery bags to use as poop bags! It is cheaper than buying a fancy bag contraption.
2. Spot Cleaner
No matter how well you train your dog, she will have accidents. Get a good carpet cleaner that will remove odor and stains. I love the Resolve Spot and Stain Remover, but others will work as well.
3. A Water Absorbent Mat
Puppy can't control those big tongues, and when they drink things go everywhere! Macy would spill her water, walk in it, and make footprints all over the kitchen. I got a water absorbent mat from Walmart and it helped.
Kong toys are the best teething toys for dogs. I love that you can put a treat inside for your puppy to fight for. Macy will play with her for hours and hours. Best toy I ever bought her.
I started walking Macy with a leash and a collar around her neck, but she started pulling and choking herself. The harness makes walking her so much easier. Of course I had to add some pictures of cute little dogs in their harnesses!
6. Lint Roller
If you have a big dog I can almost guarantee it will shed. I keep a lint roller in my car to save me from that awkward moment when a person in a black dress gets in my car and leaves with a butt full of hair.
7. Tennis Ball
If your puppy is anything like mine, it needs lots of exercise! Find a park or a back yard and throw a tennis ball 10 times. I guaranteed you will have a wiped out baby.
Cost: free find one laying around outside of a tennis court
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