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Okay, even though I'm still at least two months away from getting my Beagle, I'm starting a 'shopping list' of supplies to get. Besides the basics (collar, leash, crate/carrier, dishes, brush, toys), what else does a Beagle need? I've heard talk of harnesses, baby gates, and Bitter Apple spray, but I'm wondering if this goes for all Beagles or just some? Is there a special solution needed for cleaning those long ears?

I know it's been asked before, but since I'm lazy /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/tired.gif and don't want to go through all the old threads, I'm starting a new one.
 

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I took Henry with me to Petsmart after I adopted him and bought whatever I could think of, and whatever he wanted. He got smart and started mouthing every toy, thinking I would put it in the cart and buy it for him. He made out that day, lol. If you're getting a puppy, I would say that you need more stuff rather than less, because supervision and destruction will be at their high points during puppyhood.
 

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My vet gave me the solution for Daisy's ears. I haven't looked at PetSmart to see if they carry it. In my experience, stay away from the toys that are "fuzzy" unless you want those fuzzies all over your floor. Daisy had a stuffed duck, but after the millionth time of cleaning up the fuzz that she had pulled off, I got rid of it. She looooooves toys from this company, and PetSmart has them. Specifically the Wham a Ham, Chuck a Duck, Hurl a Heiffer, etc and the Terrible Nasty Series cats http://www.fatcatinc.com/html_site/dogs.shtml
 

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Do you know how old your dog is going to be? That will make a difference with the things you need and will find useful.

Things I find useful:
-collar with ID Tags--very important!
-harness and six foot leash for walking
-crate for crate training
-ear cleaning stuff from the vet (though you can make your own) and cotton balls
-big bottle of vinegar (for accidents inside) as well as cleaner (like Petzyme)
-flea and tick preventative (either OTC or from the vet)
-lots of stuff to chew on
-name and number of a good vet
-nail clippers or such if you're going to try to clip their nails
-dog shampoo
-whatever dog food the dog has been eating (so you can transition) and a high quality dog food to transition to
 

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Don't forget a small kong. I use it like a pacifier for Yodel when we have to crate him. I fill it with stuffing and freeze it (thanks for the idea BW) and have it ready to give him when we have to leave.

Yodel is the first dog that I've had who enjoys this thing and it does remind me of the doggy pacifier...it keeps him busy.

~Denise
 

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Still don't know if I'll be getting an adult or a pup. HOPEFULLY it'll be an adult. I'm a total greenie when it comes to Beagles and haven't raised a puppy in seven years...and Annie practically housebroke herself! (one accident and she was usisng the doggy door) /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/cry.gif Besides that my sister has a two-and-a- half year old little boy. He's very sweet and gentle with our cat, who in turn is patient with him, but I'd rather be safe than sorry. From what I've heard and seen, very young children and puppies don't mix.

A vet! THAT's what I forgot! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/nono5.gif I think next month I'll start looking for one. I'd go to our old one but he moved away or retired. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/cool.gif

Hmm...sounds good so far. Thanks for all the tips, guys! *starts writing stuff down*
 
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