WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND a pet gate or pet play pen, to use in areas that puppy will not be allowed to roam freely and also near stairs. We use a puppy play pen and I dearly love it.
VET - Find a vet that comes highly recommended in your area.
Crate - We recommend a medium size, 30" will do. It's also nice to have one for the car.
Crate pads - We recommend they be washable.
Potty Training Pad and Tray - available on AMAZON. We use these and they are AMAZING!
A "Snuggle Puppy" with a heart beat inside will give your puppy hours of comfort after leaving his siblings. When they lay on the puppy it activates the little heart beat hidden inside. You can purchase these at Petco, PetSmart and from Amazon.
Safe chew toys - I find that Kong toys, chew ropes and Nylabones are favorites. Never give your puppy a toy that can be swallowed. Do not leave your puppy alone while playing with toys.
Healthy training treats - there are many on the market today. Cheerios work very well when the puppy is small, just be sure not to over do it.
Leash and harness - this makes the whole walking thing more enjoyable & safe for you and your puppy.
Puppy food - the one we start your puppy on is Blue Diamond Naturals. You can get this food from your local Tractor Supply store or Chewy.com. Your puppy will come home with a sample.
Vitamins - Be sure you order them as soon as you get your puppy. There will be a sample in his "Puppy Pack" with the phone # and code to use when ordering.
Puppy proof your house - get down on the floor and look around for all the hidden dangers (cords, small toys, shoes, socks, computer lines, small electronics). They are like small children, everything goes in the mouth!
MOST IMPORTANT is lots of love and patience. Remember he is a baby and it will take time for him to understand what you expect of him. This will be the first time he's away from his mommy, siblings and us. You may want to consider the training that we offer. $350 for a two week Head Start training program.