Home Improvement & Supplies List for New Pomsky Puppy Owners

When considering purchasing a pomsky puppy for sale you will want to refer to this list.

Your new pomsky puppy will spend most of their time inside the house and you may want to consider doing some of the following improvements. If you have hardwood floors and they are not sealed, you should consider sealing them with polyurethane to prevent the wood from retaining odors from urine. Walls, especially in areas your puppy will frequently traffic, should be painted with a semi-gloss paint to make cleaning easier.

Though we will touch on this a little more below, you will need to begin thinking about how you will rearrange your home to accommodate the new addition. This will include removing or relocating breakables, rugs, houseplants, chemicals. You may even decide to rearrange your living room area so that electrical cords can be hidden or shielded from your puppy.

Many plants outside in your well manicured and landscaped yard could be poisonous to pomskies or any other puppy for that matter. You will need to research and consider removing these plant species to ensure your puppy does not get sick or die from eating them. If you have wooden gates and fencing you will need to double check the property lines and gate closing mechanisms to assess avenues for escape. Additional consideration may be given to utilizing different types of sprinkler heads if you fear that they will entice biting and chewing.

TIP: Dogs are genetically programmed to navigate “their” territory and you should expect your dog to frequently traverse a certain path around the yard. This can result in well worn paths. You may want to incorporate pavers or stonework to compensate for these visually unappealing paths.

Though most dogs can swim competently, if you have a pool you should consider the risks associated with a young pomsky falling into the water. Even if he is capable of treading water, he may be unable to climb up over the ledge and get out in the event he falls in and subsequently die from drowning due to exhaustion.

Puppies are naturally curious. If you have stacks of debris, precariously situated firewood or any other enticing piles of items it would be prudent to organize them in such a way as to be less appealing. You want these items removed or stacked in such a manner that they are not easily dislodged or knocked over by an exploring and nosy puppy.

All dogs are naturally allergic to bee stings. Take a moment to check the awnings and roofline around the perimeter of your home in addition to any trees in the vicinity.

If your yard lacks shade it would be advisable to add a dog house, structure or something suitable for providing shade.

Many new puppy owners go crazy and buy the best of everything for their new baby. Puppies have their own personalities and character traits. We believe it is best to be patient and gather up the essentials that will get the job done. There is no need to purchase designer beds and items for your designer puppy. They cost a pretty penny and you have no idea even if the puppy will take to these items. This list has been compiled from a compilation of sources including recommendations by pomsky breeders.

Baby Gates and Playpens

All puppy rearing toolboxes must contain a baby gate, a playpen and a crate. We will get to the crate in a minute.

Puppies need a safe place to stretch their legs and mill about without getting into areas of the house that are off limits. One of the best ways to give your puppy a safe area to play without making a mess for you is to use a baby gate to isolate the puppy in an area. This gives cat owners the additional benefit of providing cats the ability to hop over and get away from the unwanted attention that puppies sometimes send their way.

Playpens are stand alone enclosures that perform a similar function. They provide puppies with a safe play area and allow the owner to leave the puppies unattended for short durations while they perform chores or household tasks.

As you probably already know, baby gates come in many different styles. The one you purchase is going to depend a lot on the layout of your house, the desired permanency of the installation and other considerations. One of the more popular styles would be the side gate design that allows individuals to pass through without climbing or swinging a leg over the top. This is particularly useful when you are using a gate that will be used by children passing through the area where the puppy will be situated.

Crates

There are lengthy discussions about crate training and different crate styles and designs, so I will simply touch on this subject here. Crates are made out of different materials and can be designed for specific purposes or general uses.

In Forrest Gump, the character named Bubba lists off many different types of shrimp and one could do something similar with dog crates. There are wire crates, plastic crates, canvas crates, soft-sided carriers and designer crates made out of wood, rattan and wicker to look like actual pieces of furniture meant to complement the look and feel of a home.

The size and design of the crate will be predicated on the purpose or goal of the buyer.

Bedding

You can find many top-of-the-line bedding products that will set you back a lot of money. What if you purchase one of these fancy beds and your new puppy decides to chew it up and ruins it? We are not saying you should never spoil your pooch or buy high-end items, but let your puppy go through their puppy months (roughly 9-12 months) before you invest in these unnecessary and costly add-ons.

Dog Bowls

If you go to a major pet supply retailer you will see countless food and water bowl options in their store and online. You can choose between various plastic or ceramic bowls along with stainless steel offerings.

We suggest you buy a pair of stainless steel water bowls and avoid the plastic and ceramic options. Ceramic bowls can be chipped and this can result in cutting or choking your pet. Plastic bowls will be chewed and allow bacteria to grow and populate the dish. A lot of people will choose plastic because it seems so much cheaper. You get what you pay for and buying plastic bowls over and over during the life of your pet will soon be more expensive than simply going with the cleaner, safer and more durable stainless steel options that are also dishwasher safe.

Cleaning Supplies

Einstein said that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. I am here to tell you that for every ounce of cuddly cuteness that comes with a puppy, there are just as many ounces of ickyness…sometimes fluid ounces in the form of urine, diarrhea and vomit.

A new puppy will add some new smells to your home unless you are prepared to clean up their messes with strong enzyme-based cleaners. These cleaners are designed to neutralize powerful pet odors that if left untreated serve as a signal to your puppy to continue urinating and defecating in those areas.

TIP: Many pet owners swear by this miracle product for pet odor removal.

Make sure that the cleaners you purchase are safe for your pets if you are unable to keep them stowed in a safe place, out of reach from rambunctious puppies. While you are at it, double-check the cleaners you have been using for years to see if they are safe for your pets. Some aerosol products are harmful to animals.

In addition to your standard cleaning supplies and those specially formulated for pet odors, you will want to keep wet wipes handy so that you can wipe down the paws of your puppy before they enter the house after going outside to use the restroom or return from a walk.

Halters, Harnesses, Leashes and Collars

Like everything else we have discussed already, there are numerous product options for you to consider. Before purchasing a halter or harness, we believe you should probably consult with one of the trainers in your area that you plan on using for obedience school. He or she will be able to give you some good, practical guidance and it is quite possible that puppies going through their training program respond better to certain types of restraints.

A 4-to-6-foot leash made out of cotton, nylon or leather is a near universal recommendation when it comes to leashes. Most puppies will want to chew on their leash or think it is a toy so you may want to spray some chew deterrent on it.

TIP: Many experts recommend avoiding the use of retractable leashes early on in the development and training phase of a puppy’s new life as the constant tension and pressure of the leash will cause them to continually pull on a regular leash.

Collars are a simple thing that we as humans tend to complicate. A simple, basic collar with a quick snap connector of some sort should work just fine. The collar should fit snugly against the neck and allow you to flat fingers underneath it. Many owners fear that they have placed a collar too tight on their dog and therefore often leave it too loose. Choke chains, prong collars and other similar types are losing favor and being substituted for normal collars reinforced with reward-based training techniques.

Hygiene Products

When you visit your veterinarian for the first time, ask him what shampoo and conditioner products they recommend for your Pomsky. If your pet is on a flea and tick treatment regimen, you must be particularly careful to ask for guidance about medicated shampoos because you do not want to subject your pet to too many chemicals.

Human shampoos and conditioners will probably dry out the coat and skin of your dog. Like humans, individual dogs have unique reactions to products so you will need to be patient and observant.

TIP: Dental care for your Pomsky is very important because they are descended from Pomeranians and those dogs are known to have issues with the health of their teeth.

As you would imagine, there are toothpastes specifically formulated for dogs. The temperament and preferences of your particular pooch will dictate whether you use a toothbrush or finger brush to apply the toothpaste.

Dental care and treatment for canines is very expensive. More often than not, dogs are put to sleep so that their teeth can be thoroughly cleaned in a manner that is safe for them and their human handlers. As a pet owner, preventative care is essential in keeping your costs down so do not overlook this area.

Miscellaneous Supplies

Some additional items you will need are puppy treats and snacks to reward them when they go potty along with other good behavior. Many dog owners prefer to store their dry dog food in a storage bin or container. And do not forget to pick up some doggie waste bags to pick up after your pet on walks.

Other supplies that you may consider purchasing are chewing deterrent sprays, blood stop powder and grooming supplies.

There are many different types of deterrent sprays and each dog is different so the effectiveness of each spray will vary. In fact, some dogs end up liking some of the sprays, which can obviously be very frustrating and counterproductive. Blood stop powder and similar products are designed to quickly end the bleeding of superficial wounds. If your dog scrapes their paws or another part of the body, you want to be able to stop the bleeding as quickly as possible so that they do not track blood all over your home or car interior.

Some owners prefer to send their pets to the groomer on a regular basis and others tend to do their own grooming at home. Even if you do send your pet to a groomer, there are still going to be times in between visits when your pooch could use a touch up. You may want to purchase a dog grooming kit for these purposes.

Personally, I cannot stand it when a dog has a hairy anus, genitalia or excessive hair/moustaches around their mouth. This means that when they urinate or defecate, the hair in these areas will absorb and trap these unwanted waste products and odors. Additionally, hairy moustaches and beards allow water to drip onto your floors and furniture. Also, you should trim the hair from around their eyes so that you can see them and they can see their surroundings.

Also, do not forget to get nail clippers or nail grinders. You will want to do some reading to determine which method of trimming nails is preferable to you, but this is something you will want to make sure you learn especially if you have children whose skin is more sensitive and scratched more easily.