2. Crates and containment
A must have for all puppy owners, crates and containment devices keep your puppy in a confined area where you can monitor and housetrain him. You will need a dog crate and an exercise pen, or puppy gate, when you bring your pup home.
When choosing a crate, make sure your puppy can stand up, lie down, turn around, and stretch inside. You want the crate to be big enough for the puppy to be comfortable, but not too large, or the puppy will be more prone to potty in a corner of the crate. We recommend the “Midwest wire crate” as it comes with a divider panel that you can adjust as the puppy grows.