Dog ownership presents its challenges. There is a lot that you need to buy. There are items you must have in your care for a dog. There are even some that the law expects you to have. There are the basic and necessary ones, and then there are the auxiliary ones that are not an emergency to miss. It is important to ensure you never miss the basics. You therefore need to know which ones shall suit your circumstances.
The basic ones cannot miss work on a daily basis. Think of a feeding bowl and water bowl. You cannot miss one of each. The sizes can vary though. The bigger the dog, the larger the bowls you should invest in. You should also factor in the scenario where they keep pushing these bowls around as they feed. You have the option of minimizing the noises with a rubber lining, or simple stopping them from being pushed around by buying heavy ceramic ones.
You cannot miss a dog collar and leash. You are expected to have the dog wearing one anytime you take it out for walks, and other exercises. There are many such collars and leashes for you to choose from. You should remember the size and strength of your dog. You need to have way you can trace the dog if it gets lost, on the collar. This is even a part of the law in some areas.
The law goes further into other areas of your time spent with the dog outside your house. A poop scooper should be on you when it comes time to take out the dog. It is not easy to tell when your dog shall feel the urge to poop. Such soiling of the environment is not condoned in some areas. You are thus responsible for removing the waste. The poop scoop then comes in handy. You will have managed not to break any rules, and your dog will still enjoy the freedom of the outdoors.
There are also other accessories not in the basics category, but ones you might still feel a need to buy. You cannot run out of options when it comes to this. Such considerations as fashion and style come into play. Decorative items such as bandanas, or jewelry on the collars, are an example.
There are also clothes for the dog, especially sought after by those who live in cold areas. There are plenty of choices, just like ours, to pick from. To keep the dog comfortable, especially in hot climates, there are booties you can buy them for. They shall keep their paws protected and enable them to enjoy their walks.