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By Brooke Sassman

As adorable as a new puppy is, the first couple of days can be ruff. And if you come home unprepared, furget about it!

A new puppy is a lot of responsibility, but nothing you can't handle. Cut yourself a break — buy the products ahead of time! You'll be smooth sailing, and able to focus on training tasks rather than working overtime to break bad habits.

Dr. Heather Loenser from the American Animal Hospital Association stopped by TODAY Wednesday to share some of her favorite products for parents of new puppies.

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Harnesses and leashes

1. Gentle leader headcollar

Prevent your pup from pulling, tugging, jumping and lunging with this easy-to-wear harness.

The gentle leader headcollar is perfect for preventing bad behavior
Gentle leader

2. Bling easy walk harness

Take your new pup for a walk in style with this bedazzled harness!

Walk your dog in style with the bling easy walk harness
Bling easy walk

3. SnapLeash

Now you never have to worry about knotting or unclipping your pal's leash from their collar with this easily-adjustable leash!

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Never worry about knotting, tangling or accidentally unclipping your dog's collar again with the SnapLeash


4. Recycled glass bowl

This bowl, made of recycled glass, is non-toxic and proven to be one of the safest options for your pet.

The recycled glass bowl is non-toxic and super safe for your new pup
Recycled glass

5. Fire hose bowl

It's safe and sustainable! This bowl, made of upcycled fire hose is non-toxic and makes traveling with a pet incredibly easy.

This reusable fire hose bowl is the perfect solution to any long trip or afternoon spent outdoors
Fire hose

6. Red canvas collapsible water bowl

Keep your pup hydrated while out walking with this conveniently collapsible water bowl.

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Plop this red canvas collapsible water bowl down at any time during your walk to keep your pup hydrated
Red canvas collapsible water


7. iFetch Frenzy

After the 285th round of fetch, it might not be your favorite game anymore. We hear you! This funky invention makes playing fetch with your pet that much easier!

Arm tired from playing fetch? Never worry about an exhausting afternoon of fetch again

8. Kong xpressions stick

You'll enjoy the bright colors, and your dog will appreciate the bounce — a match made in dog toy heaven!

They're colorful and fun to play with! Your pup will surely love one of these interactive dog toys by Kong
Kong interactive dog

9. Bubbletastic dog bubble machine

Who doesn't love popping bubbles? Now they can pop, chase and bounce on them with this fun bubbletastic dog bubble machine!

Fun in the sun! Spend an afternoon playing, pouncing and chasing bubbles with this adorable bubble machine just for dogs
Bubbletastic dog bubble