Source: MAXXISPHOTO\/Shutterstock.com\nGetting a new puppy is an exciting time. Puppies are huge bundles of energy filled with lots of snuggles and love to give. Whether you grew up with a dog or you’re a brand new owner, you’re probably wondering all the things you’ll need for your new puppy. We’ve put together this comprehensive checklist that will ensure you get all the stuff you need for your new puppy. Is your friend getting a new puppy? Consider this list your guide to gifts for puppy owners!\nThe Essentials\nThere are a variety of items essential for puppy ownership. Without these items, your puppy could be in serious danger. \n\n\nFood: Puppies need specific food! That’s because they’re growing, so they need food with essential nutrients and ingredients that will help them grow healthy and strong. Whomever you get your puppy from – a breeder or from a shelter – should provide you with some starter food for them. It’s important you keep the food the same for a bit until they’re old enough to switch. Then, talk with your veterinarian about switching the food over time. Feeding your puppy adult dog food before they’re ready can prevent them from receiving the correct amounts of nutrition they need.\n\n\n\n\nPuppy-mess materials: Puppies don’t typically come trained to wait to be let out or go for a walk. You have to train them! Of course, that means younger puppies will probably cause a mess for a while before they’re fully trained. Stock up on puppy pads, cleaning solution and rags before you bring your new puppy home. That way, you can ensure you’re ready to go for when they run through the door. \n\n\nOrder a Silicone Dog Tag for Your Pupper\n\n\n Bowls for food and water: You’ll need to feed your pup somehow! Food and water bowls are essential. You’ll want to keep the water bowl stocked with fresh water for your pup throughout the day. Lay a towel down in case they play in it!\n\n\n\nSource: Switlana Sonyashna\/Shutterstock.com\n\n\nGrooming items: Nail clippers, combs, shampoo… Put together a grooming kit for your puppy. You can turn bath time into a game by putting waterproof dog toys into the bathtub for them to play with! Having a grooming kit is important because you might not have time to take your puppy to the groomer.\n\n\n\n\nDog bed and crate: Your puppy will need somewhere to sleep when they run out of energy throughout the day! A plush and sturdy dog bed is great for your new puppy. Consider laying a throw blanket over it to prevent them from chewing their dog bed up. A crate is also essential because you might need to crate them while you leave the house. \n\n\nSilent Dog Tags Are Perfect for More Energetic Puppies\n\n\n Dog tag and collar: Your dog cannot go without a dog tag! A silicone dog tag is a great option for your new pup. Our dog tags are made of premium materials, and you can find the perfect design to suit your new pup. Dog tags hold pertinent material for your pup, such as your contact information, that will help in the event your puppy runs away or gets lost. \n\n\n\nSource: belefront\/Shutterstock.com\nAdditional Items for Your Puppy\nOnce you get all the needs for your puppy, you can focus on getting the fun items! Here are some additional items you should consider getting your puppy. \n\n\nDecorative dog tag: A decorative dog tag isn’t an essential for your puppy, but it’s a fun extra! Whether you choose a mountain design or flowers, your puppy will be stylish as they go on walks or hikes with you. Our silent dog tags are also great for new puppies so you don’t hear them making lots of noise as they run around the house!\n\n\n\n\nPuppy toys: While some puppy toys are essential, such as a frisbee or a tennis ball, there are lots of other dog toys that aren’t – but they’re so much fun for your pup! Some even help to build dental strength or teach them skills. You can visit your local pet store to find all the best puppy toys your pup will love. \n\n\n\n\nTreats: If you’re handling the training of your puppy (some owners will take their pup to training schools), you’ll definitely need dog treats. Regardless, puppy treats are a fun way to reinforce good behaviors. Find some that double as a nutritious snack for your pup and they’ll love it!\n\n\nBeing a new puppy owner is both exciting and overwhelming. You’re responsible for a small animal now! Getting all the items you need for when your new pup starts living with you will make the transition much easier.