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    Things You Need to Have for a Puppy or New Dog!

  1. A clean bill of health from breeder, vet, shelter... Heart, Lungs, hips, eyes, etc.
  2. Wire Crate with Partition ( a varied travel kennel is NOT a crate)
  3. Nylon Collar & Lead
  4. Identification Tag!! (A Must!) and a Microchip!!
  5. Human Grade Whole Food – Raw, Dehydrated raw,Freeze dried raw, etc.
  6. Healthy Treats / Human Food for Training – Not Nyla or Rawhide Bones! 
  7. Food and Water Bowls (Not Plastic)
  8. Bottled or Filtered Water
  9. Kong Toy – Size should change as pup grows
  10. Healthy All Natural Chews – Tendons, Raw Bones, Sweet Potato Chews, etc.
  11. A Good Vet  - Conventional and Holistic
  12. A Calm House
  13. Consistency
  14. Humane Training
  15. A Watchful Eye
  16. Never Allowed outside alone or inside unsupervised
  17. A Small Territory
  18. A Ton of Praise for EVERYTHING you pup does “right”!
  19. A Sense of Humor
  20. No Ego
  21. Realistic Expectations (This is a Biggie!)
  22. Understanding
  23. Kindness
  24. Patience
  25. Love, Love, and More Love

Visit The Happy Hound Store for Effective and Fun Food, Treats, Chews & Toys!
295 Snyder Ave., Berkeley Heights, NJ
Located INSIDE of Dean’s Greens Garden Center
(908) 647-7888 and (908) 464-2003  

"Life is like a dog sled team. If you ain't the lead dog, the scenery never changes." - Lewis Grizzard


As someone who wants to make sure that their dog has a healthy, nutritious diet, I couldn't have been happier to find the Happy Hound. They offer species appropriate food which is what dogs should be eating; free of preservative and additives. It is nice to know that anything I buy for my 'best friends' at the Happy Hound is safe and healthy - that really is a peace of mind for people like me who truly love their pets.

- Kris Ohleth