Havanese Puppy Checklist

These are the essential items you will want to have on hand before your new Havanese puppy joins your family as well as a few optional extra supplies:

Essential Items

  • High quality dog food (recommend Orijen or Acana – puppy will have been eating Acana Puppy food. DogFoodAdvisor.com has great reviews & ratings on most dog foods available)
  • High quality, nutritious treats for training
  • Crate and/or exercise pen (pup should be able to stand up, lie down, turn around and stretch inside but not too large as dogs like a close-in-den-like space)
  • Baby gate(s)
  • Food and water bowls (ceramic or stainless steel is preferred as plastic can remove pigmentation from the nose)
  • Collar (suggest adjustable nylon with 2 piece buckle)
  • ID tag (engraved with dog’s name as well as your name and contact info – available at most pet stores)
  • Harness (essential if using a tether strap in the car instead of a crate)
  • Leash
  • Poop bags
  • Brushes & combs
  • Nail clippers & styptic powder (to stop the bleeding if you should nick the quick of the nail). You may choose to have this done by your groomer instead.
  • Toothbrush
  • Dog Toothpaste
  • Ear cleaning solution
  • Cotton balls
  • Puppy Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Toys (chew toys to satisfy the need to gnaw, plush toys to provide comfort, fetch toys for
  • interactive play, rope and tug toys which help floss teeth and critical thinking toys like treat dispensing devises that release treats when the pup performs a certain task)

Optional Items

  • Dog bed (many consider this to be essential)
  • Puppy Pee Pads
  • Pheromone Products for anxiety (natural scents emitted by momma dogs that calm and relax anxious puppies – comes in collars, room diffusers and sprays)
  • Dog clothes and outfits (a coat is recommended if you are keeping your dog in a puppy cut and booties can protect their pads from salt and sharp ice in winter)
  • Dog urine cleaning products