SHOPPING LIST FOR YOUR NEW PUPPY​​
I am often asked for product recommendations, so I have compiled a list with links of products that I myself use from my favorite retailers.
I hope this will be helpful to you when shopping for your new puppy.

FLEA/TICK PREVENTIVE-
 I use Frontline on my dogs. I also recommend Revolution and Advantage II. There are many good products out there but DO NOT use Comfortis or Trifexis. They contain the active ingredient "spinosad" which has been linked to many health problems including seizures, birth defects, and death.
For ear mite treatment, use Eradimite-

http://www.revivalanimal.com/Eradimite.html?sku=17612-127

GROOMING-
 I use this type of nail trimmer-

http://www.chewy.com/dog/four-paws-ultimate-touch-safety-pet/dp/105328

This fingerbrush is better tolerated by my dogs than a regular dog toothbrush. They prefer my finger in their mouth over a hard foreign object; it's easier to control the pressure-
http://www.chewy.com/dog/nylabone-advanced-oral-care-dog/dp/47907

EQUIPMENT- 
Here is a photo of the set-up that you
should use for housetraining your pup
when he is not being actively supervised.
You will put down weewee pads in the |
exercise pen in front of an OPEN crate
so that the pup can access the weewee 
pad 24/7. Do not ever lock the pup 
inside the crate without access to his
weewee pads-
http://www.revivalanimal.com/Midwest-Step-Thru-Exercise-Pen.html

And here is the type of wire crate I recommend. Choose the 30 inch size so that the pup can still use it as an adult. (The crates can be dressed up with wicker or cloth covers if it is located in a highly visible area, but I recommend waiting until the pup is at least a year old and past the chewing stage and more able to emotionally handle the added solitude, before adding a cover to the crate.)
http://www.chewy.com/dog/midwest-life-stages-single-door-dog/dp/45403

Alternatively, here is an item that many of my buyers have used with great success and recommended to me. 
I haven't ever purchased this particular item, but I agree with the concept. I contacted the PTPA company
and they will give a 5% discount
to my buyers who use the code
AM71861 when ordering. You
should order a size medium
for your iggy.
http://modernpuppies.com

Here is a video from their
website:


To eliminate safety concerns, an electronic doggy door-
http://www.revivalanimal.com/Power-Pet-Door.html?sku=16165-13

This is what I have on my outside water spigots on the deck.
The adults all enjoy using them, as the water is always clean and fresh, right from the tap. Most of my pups know how to use these too, by the time they are 8 weeks old, from watching Mama drink from this-
http://www.revivalanimal.com/Lixit-Dog-Waterer-L100.html?sku=18512

While your puppy is still small, this is the best way to provide water while crated... no water bowls knocked over, causing a mess. This brand works better than any other I have tried, and it is large enough to provide enough water for the pup. A smaller bottle and tube would not provide enough water flow-
http://www.revivalanimal.com/product/lixit-dog-waterer?sku=18530-510

Here is a body halter or harness that is safe for IGs. Order the size XS for a pup-
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=3307+4+15019+24771&pcatid=24771

Any kind of disposable weewee pad will work fine in this frame-
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=27498

BEDDING- 
Any dog bed on the floor should be heated because the temperature at floor level is several degrees cooler than it is at our head level, and it's often drafty down there. It's not a luxury; it's a necessity for an IG to have a heated bed during the fall/winter/spring months-
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=3307+1+27+25054&pcatid=25054

And although this "Cozy Cave" bed isn't heated, it's very snuggly and my dogs love it year round-

http://www.amazon.com/Snoozer-Luxury-Cozy-Camel-Large/dp/B0013UQQVS/ref=pd_bxgy_petsupplies_img_y

For your new puppy who misses snuggling/dogpiling with his/her littermates at night, just get an old tube sock, fill it with dried beans or rice, sew or tie up the end, and microwave til warm. Put it in the pup's bed for comfort. (Then when the puppy destroys it playing, you can just make a new one!)

TOYS- 
Your puppy will enjoy Plush Toys and Squeaky Plush Toys. Kong Toys filled with treats will keep them occupied for hours.
I do not recommend any rawhide toys, as they can be ingested and cause intestinal blockages.