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Present idea - new puppy

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Scouttie, Jul 30, 2020.


  1. Scouttie

    Scouttie PetForums Senior

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    My nephew is finally getting a puppy after years of his parents debating and planning.

    it is a working cocker spaniel and he will be getting it in six weeks. He doesn’t know yet, incase something goes wrong.

    so ideas for a super present for him for the puppy. I had intended to enrol him in a kids and puppy class but social distancing might still be a thing.

    what else would an eleven year old boy love for his new pup? (I know nothing about dogs).
     
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    PawsOnMe PetForums VIP

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    How exciting for the family :)

    For gift ideas maybe some interactive brain games for him to play with the pup (there are slightly easier versions for puppies), or some fun training for puppies book with a clicker, whistle, and treat bag (with a gift card type thing for future training classes perhaps)

    The training classes you mentioned sound perfect, shame it's at this time when they might not be happening.
     
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    Eejay PetForums Member

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    We got our puppy in January, so for Christmas we put presents for the dog in my 10 year old son’s stocking- I think I bought a ball, a squeaky bone, a soft toy and a brush. Perhaps you could try the same sort of gifts in a hamper/ wrapped shoe box.
     
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    JoanneF PetForums VIP

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    How about the book Easy Peasy Puppy Squeezy? It gets great reviews.
     
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    I saw this thread and was going to recommend this book also. I’ve recently bought a copy in preparation for getting a puppy and think it would appeal to an 11 year old. It’s written in very straight forward language and would be a great introduction to training a puppy, especially if puppy training classes aren’t available.
     
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    Scouttie PetForums Senior

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    Great ideas. I think I will get the book now, and then a hamper of fun stiff when the puppy arrives.
     
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    Maybe not suitable until the puppy is a little older, but my kids aged 8, 12 and 15 all love the ball thrower... possibly more than the dog! They fight over who gets to lob the ball with it! And perhaps you could do a little online shopping with him for puppy things? I know one of the best things about getting a puppy for my kids was being able to buy toys for her - silly things like squeaky bananas, and choosing blankets for her bed etc.

    You may be able to find online puppy training classes suitable for kids... I know the trainers we used set up some puppy classes via Zoom at the start of lockdown for those who had already booked.
     
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    All our puppy classes have restarted but are very busy.... Easy Peasy puppy Squeezy is an excellent gift as well
     
  9. Sarah H

    Sarah H Grand Empress of the Universe

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    Definitely an appropriate sized Kong for stuffing! You could buy a matching lightweight collar and lead, a puppy line might be good (as well as an ID tag too as you know their address). Puppies grow quickly so although they might want to buy a nice collar/lead themselves pup will soon grow out of the one you get but it's a nice little gift.
    Slow feeder bowl or other puzzle feeder, a treat pouch for training, treats, clicker, whistle, treat tin, soft brush to get him used to being groomed, nail clippers, etc, the sort of stuff people don't necessarily get straight away but find out they need after they've had pup a while.
     
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