Items Needed for Your New Dane Puppy!

  • FOOD - Solid Gold WolfKing.  Your little addition will be use to getting this kibble.  If you decide to go with another suggested kibble, you may wish to have a bag of this on hand of ease of transitioning.  For local buyers, you can buy bags at Crunchies located in Crofton, MD or at your local Petco.  For out of the area buyers, you can also visit www.SolidGoldHealth.com to find your local distributor.

  • SUPPLEMENTS

  • FEEDING DISHES - A raised feeding diner; preferably at the beginning stages so that it can grow with your new little puppy.

  • LEASH & COLLAR - Your puppy will weight around 20 lbs but grow very quick.  When taking home your little one, an average collar that should still fit is a size: Small 12"-16" and they will most likely be at the higher end of that sizing so it won't be long that you will need another collar.  As for a leash, it is best to start with a very thin and lightweight leash.  This will aide in leash training.

  • TRAINING TREATS - Very VERY small pieces.  Too many and too big will cause your new addition to get an upset belly.  I suggest hot dog chopped up into little bits. It is very flavorful and "smelly" to get their attention.

  • BEDDING - Due to their large bone structure; raised bedding that is thick for their joints is preferable.

  • DAY TIME PLACEMENT - a large crate that has a partition that can grow with your puppy. 

  • NIGHT TIME PLACEMENT - a portable baby play pen.  If you want to get sleep the first few weeks, I suggest using a play pen at your bedside.  Your new puppy will have to take a bathroom break throughout the night.  This way, he/she will actually fall asleep with your arm in the pen, wake you up when necessary, and fall right back to sleep.  THIS WORKS VERY WELL!

  • A VET THAT HAS KNOWLEDGE OF GIANT BREEDS - Call and plan your new puppy appointment ahead of time.

  • TOYS - Nothing too big that your little one can't play with and carry around.  The toys will grow in size as your new addition does.

*Remember to not let your Dane play on slippery services.  Make sure they have good footing and stability so as to not cause any joint issues for their lanky growing legs!  For puppy training, remember your little baby will need to releave himself/herself after eating and sleeping.  As soon as he/she wakes up, run them outside for a quick potty break, be sure to give a treat and plenty of praise.  Danes are very food driven and live to please.  If you should EVER have any questions or concerns, please email me at Tanya@GreatestDanes.com or my cell which is (443) 800-5709.

 

Glen Burnie, MD             (443) 800-5709           Tanya@GreatestDanes.com