How to prepare for your new Doberman Pinscher Puppy?
I am hoping this guide comes in handy if it is your first time living with a Doberman pinscher puppy. You should take into account the growth factor, and the sharp teethes your new Doberman Puppy has before buying any material for them. I do not recommend any particular brand, and usually, favor the most usable product that is reasonably priced over brand names.
Item: Dog Crate
A dog crate is a handy item. You will need one to potty train your dog, and your dog feels safe in its crate. A crate should be Just large enough for a dog to sit, turn around and sleep. A Just large enough crate will give a safe feeling to your dog.
Since crate is an item that will stay with you for years, I m providing you with the dimensions based on a grown Doberman.
Crate for a Doberman Male
33 inch in height or more. ( called XL crate )
Crate for a Doberman Female
30 inch in height or more. ( called L crate )
When buying a crate for a puppy, make sure it includes an optional divider pane. A divider helps you to decrease the size when the puppy is smaller; It is also useful when it comes to potty training your puppy.
Item: Pee Pads
Pee pads are helpful if you have an 8-week old puppy. It helps you during nights, when you are leaving the house and for occasions when you do not notice your dogs need to pee.
I would recommend buying the largest size possible. The largest I have found at a reasonable price is from Walmart.
Walmart x-large pee pad size: ( 26X30 in ) ( 66X76 cm )
Pee pads are:
- odor neutralize
- and they attract your puppy to pee on them.
Item: Dog Nail Clipper / Nail Grinder
Its best practice to start trimming your puppy nail from an early age. It will be much harder to start when your puppy is a few months old.
Nail clippers are generally cheaper and easier to use. Your dog may prefer one to another.