A complete guide to dog accessories

If you are planning to get a pup either from a friend, breeder or a shelter it is worthy to note that there are some accessories that you will need to have. This will help facilitate the dogs stay at your home. They are necessities that the dog will be using. Some of the accessories are a need and one will start using them immediately. Others will come in handy with time as one learns more about their pup. The accessories can be classified as supplies that one needs and optional supplies which can be accessories to style the dog, for training, for play or to make the dog more comfortable.

Guide to dog accessories

Food bowl

This an essential item that one needs to have. The dog needs to be eating and to drink. One rebowlquires to have two bowls, one for food the other for water. The dog bowl needs to be selected in accordance with the size of the dog, for instance, a big dog will require large bowls and a small pup, a tiny bowl. It is important that the dog is able to identify their bowls as their own. Look for bowls that are made of quality material. Bowls will vary in characteristics such as flexible material for bowls that are foldable, anti-slip, bowls for dogs with different characteristics like long ears. One needs to choose bowls that will suit their dogs need.

Collar, leash and tag

These accessories help in ensuring the security and safety of their pup. Collars are chosen according to the dog’s size. They should be comfortable for the dog that is neither too tight or too wide. The leash should also be long enough for the dog to get used to at first and also to help as the owner leads the dog when they go for walks to be able to adjust the length. A tag is also important in identifying the dog. Let the tag be engraved with the dog’s name, your address and phone number. Collars and leashes are available in different colors and sizes for one to choose.


The dog will need a place to sleep. This should be a cozy bed that they can snuggle up in. They also vary in size and material used. Look for a quality product that will work for you and the dog.


Toys are made to keep the dogs busy, help them expend their energy and stimulate them. They also help improve the owner’s relationship with their pup. There are a wide selection of toys available for one to select and buy.

Grooming accessories

groomingOne needs to get grooming accessories for their dog, for most dogs require regular grooming. Some dogs will need trimming after a few weeks others will require proper washing and shampooing. Grooming products will include brushes, nail