Maine Havanese

Maine Havanese Getting Ready For Puppy

Maine Havanese getting ready for puppy.  Get your puppy supplies before you get your puppy.

Have a safe and happy Havanese puppy by being prepared and making his home environment safe.

Most of the items below can be bought at any pet shop, however www.cherrybrook.com has a huge selection plus more that isn't on the list but I couldn't live without items like my hair dryers and tubs made specifically for dogs.


​Must have list:


  • washable bed
  • Crate-this will be essentials for potty training
  • pet gate
  • exercise pen
  • collar, leash, pet ID tag
  • high quality puppy food
  • stainless steel or ceramic food and water dishes
  • Puppy shampoo and conditioner
  • Grooming tools:  pin brush, metal comb, flea comb, spray bottle (mist before brushing), hair drier with diffuser, nail clippers
  • Toys - only toys that are made for pets.  Avoid toys filled with beans or pellets
  • Bones/rawhide chew - always supervise


Puppy proofing


  • electrical cords
  • anything that the puppy can swallow that cannot pass through the pups system; examples: Christmas decorations, aluminum foil pieces, broken plastic, sharp objects, shredded toys, etc.


Fenced in Yard


  • check to make sure there are no gaps puppy can squeeze through.
  • if you are unsure about the safety of your fence always use a leash before exiting the house.
  • combining a couple of exercise pens together work good if you don't have a fenced in area.
  • always supervise your puppy.


Poisonous plants and food


  • http://www.petmd.com is a very informative site.
  • be careful when cooking. Like all dogs your puppy will pick up that bit of food you dropped.
  • small amount of "some" people food is okay, however it should never be a replacement for his/her pet food.
  • http://www.chewy.com is very convenient on-line store.  It has a auto ship delivery system and Free shipping over $49.00.  Royal Canin is the type we use, which we will send a small amount to go with puppy, when he goes to his forever home.