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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.
Harnesses and leashes
1. Gentle leader headcollar
Prevent your pup from pulling, tugging, jumping and lunging with this easy-to-wear harness.
2. Bling easy walk harness
Take your new pup for a walk in style with this bedazzled harness!
Now you never have to worry about knotting or unclipping your pal's leash from their collar with this easily-adjustable leash!
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.
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.
6. Red canvas collapsible water bowl
Keep your pup hydrated while out walking with this conveniently collapsible water bowl.
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!
8. Kong xpressions stick
You'll enjoy the bright colors, and your dog will appreciate the bounce — a match made in dog toy heaven!
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!