Below your puppy may need or you may want so it's best to have most supplies ahead of time.
You will want to get a small collar. Avoid cheap plastic buckles as they crack and don't always lock tight, but worse, they can pop undone.
****When they stop growing check out OnLead, Kim makes Leather leads and collars and they are by far the best you will get, her website is https://onlead.biz/ Contact Kim for a rolled collar, let her know you are purchasing a puppy from me, what color and you want a 8-10” size. This collar is not on her website so you will have to contact her to order one, then you can get a lead to match I have several of her twisted and fully twisted and also show leads .. OH I have just about all of her leads and like them all.
A 4-6 foot lightweight leash should work great.
We do NOT recommend a flexi leash. It can be hard to gain control in an emergency. They can get attacked or hit by cars much easier with the flexi. So please stick with a regular leash.
Don't forget your Doggy Doody (poop bags)
Food and water dishes. Ceramic or stainless steel. They last and don't hold germs. May want a second set to hang in crate if you need them. For puppies who get wet face, play in water bowl, or dump it, drink too fast, try the water bottle.
Bed to sleep in, and maybe a pad or something for the crate.
They also like Pipebeds to lay in.
Keep at least one of these products on hand wherever you are with your puppy. If puppy ever feeling down, not wanting to eat, or seems a bit slower or lethargic. Give a glob in roof of mouth. Especially tiny puppies are more prone to sugar drops and any of these 3 things can bring sugar level back up, bring appetite up, and make puppy feel better. (The Honey packs at KFC, are easy to keep in purse in case needed while you’re out and about)
Baxter and Bella is a training program I found online. They have live classes online, as well as videos of every step of training. It’s a lifetime membership to access it. And the best part is they have access to live professional trainers by email, phone, and live chat face to face to help you with any issues. All included and unlimited. Plus, now with COVID preventing you from going to group classes that are always inconvenient times anyways, this is accessible 24/7 in your home to watch over and over as needed. Printable charts and sheet to help, and even the kids can do it. If you don't sign up, at least check out the podcast under the free stuff to learn more about them. ANYONE CAN SIGN UP to train their dog. And use our CODE: HEISEPAPILLONS for the 25% discount! Click HERE
If you prefer in person classes, please contact me for the name of a trainer in the Local Area (Bucks/Montgomery Co).
Puppies love toys. Favorites are cat tunnels, plastic water bottles, flat unstuffed toys, and toys that Crinkle. Big or small, they love them all.
Plastic or wire cage to transport and housebreaking. Small crate or one with divider. Do not get a huge crate, puppy will potty in it then. Airline approved bag if your flying with your puppy.
This is a pen to confine puppy to specific area. We use these with the litterbox for ease of training. It keeps your puppy confined to a safe area when you’re not able to be right there supervising. Wire one like in photo or a child's play yard works too. Works wonderful outside in yard to teach to potty inside it. For a Papillon I get either a 24” or 30” high x-pen depending on what is on sale.
LitterBox/grass pad/potty pad
Most our puppies are litter box or puppy pad trained when you get them. If you want to housebreak to go outside completely, do NOT get a litterbox or potty pad. Use the crate when you’re not supervising.
Litterbox I use a storage container that is fairly tall and cut a door into it. But a cat box will work too. For litter I use Pine Pellet Horse Bedding (sold at feed stores for horses). But the recycled paper litter will work too. Do NOT use regular cat litter. Or you can use potty pads or grass pads in place of litterbox. however, puppies will play with the disposable potty pads, washable ones work better.
We highly recommend a toothbrush and tooth paste to maintain puppies’ teeth. If you don't brush their teeth you will need to take to vet for once or twice a year for dental cleanings at huge expense. So, get in the habit to brush teeth right away, even on the baby teeth. If you don't keep tarter under control, they can develop heart issues and gum diseases.
A Pin Brush. (Make certain there are no balls on the tips)
Do not use a wire slicker brush. (Has tons of bent wires on it.), it breaks the hair on a Papillon.
A metal comb to comb hair down and check to make sure all matts are combed out
A natural not harsh shampoo is best. Chris Christensen, pure paws, and many other wonderful kinds out there.
Whitening is fine for dogs with white.
(You can wash your puppy weekly, monthly, or as needed.)