These are items that we use here at QBSDR.
Basket Muzzle - We've been getting a lot of inquiries about muzzles lately - we suggest using basket muzzles over other types of muzzles because the dog will still be able to open/close their mouth. This means that they will be able to take treats, drink water, and pant normally.
Suggested Products: Baskerville Basket Muzzle - Size 2 for smaller corgis, Size 3 for standard/larger corgis.
The following is a list of suggested (and in some cases mandatory...) supplies for your new furry family member.
CRATE - 24x36, 30x30, or 30x36 - If you're adopting from us, you need a crate. Most of our dogs will come crate trained, and if not, that's lesson #1! Crate training is important for a multitude of reasons - it's their bedroom/indoor dog house and limits them from having full access to the house when unsupervised which will help prevent accidents ie getting into trash or bags. Don't forget the clip-on bowls too.
Suggested Products: MidWest 30" Double Door - depending on the size of your dog we may advise you to go larger
DOG BED - Most dogs like a "cuddler" type bed with built in chin rest. Hard to explain, see these pictures; but really, whatever you get is fine.
MARTINGALE "NO-SLIP" COLLAR - 3/4" MEDIUM - Use small for dogs < 25 lbs. Martingales are far safer than flat buckle collars because a flat buckle collar can slip over the head resulting in a loose dog and potentially dangerous situation.
Suggested Products: PetSafe Martingale Collar with Quick Snap Buckle
POOP BAGS & DISPENSER - Because what goes in must come out...Never get the cheapest bags possible - it's a mistake you'll only make once.
Suggested Product - Amazon Basics 900 Count
ID TAGS - All of our dogs come microchipped but you should always have ID tags which have up to date information - never put "reward if found".
LEASH - Standard 6 foot leather / nylon / cotton leash; never use a retractable.
FLEA / TICK PREVENTATIVE - Frontline or k9 Advantix. Cedar spray.
DOG FOOD - Nature's Domain - Salmon formula available from Costco for < $40 / 35lbs.
FOOD & WATER BOWLS - You may want to invest in a slow-down food bowl if your dog eats their meal so fast they throw up.
GLUCOSAMINE / CHONDROITIN / FISH OIL - TerraMax Pro or Cosequin chews. We also suggest fish oil capsules or a fish oil bottle w/ pump. Wild Alaskan salmon oil products are recommended.
VARIETY OF TOYS - Avoid rope toys because dogs are known to ingest them and end up with obstructions.
VARIETY OF TREATS - A lot of corgis have allergies so we go for grain free, soy free, and corn free treats, avoiding fillers and by-products. Recommended are more natural, whole treats like freeze-dried proteins, dehydrated fruits/veggies, and jerky type treats. Treats with added glucosamine/chondroitin are also recommended.
ACCIDENT CONTROL - Nature's Miracle Odor Control is your friend.
BRUSH / DE- SHEDDING BRUSH OR RAKE - In case you didn't get the memo, corgis may shed just a little.
NAIL CARE - Clippers are a must; for some dogs, a Dremel is a great alternative.
Suggested Products: Dremel Pet Care Tool
GROOMING SUPPLIES - Oatmeal shampoo, Ear Wash, Dog Toothpaste & Toothbrush/Fingerbrush
DOG RAMP / STAIRS