Getting a new dog? Here's everything you need to buy first

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Your comprehensive new puppy checklist - everything you need

Getting a new dog is an exciting step for any household. In fact, it is estimated that in 2020, over 40% of Australian households now have a dog of their own. With current world events keeping everyone inside, it comes as no surprise that dog ownership has risen greatly. Everyone loves a bit of furry companionship when things are tough.

Whether you have bought a puppy from a breeder, or are adopting or fostering an older dog, there are a few things you can do to dog-proof your home. The goal is to create a warm and welcoming environment for your new canine pal - one that keeps them safe, entertained, and occupied. Here are the best essential items for when you buy a new dog.

Factory Buys has everything you need to create the perfect home for your new dog. From spacious outdoor dog kennels to comfortable dog beds, we are your one-stop-shop for new dog owners. Order from us now for the best online prices and fast delivery Australia-wide.


Dog kennels

It’s one of the oldest dilemmas facing new dog owners: will my dog be an indoor dog or outdoor dog? If you’d prefer your dog to sleep and spend most of their time outdoors, there are plenty of options to make their life outside more comfortable.

Here are some things to look for in a dog kennel:

double dog kennel

Dog beds

All sleeping dogs must lie. While many dogs are content with curling up on the carpet or a cushion, we know that you want to do better by them. Dog beds offer a comfortable solution that will give your dog the best night sleep.

Here’s how to pick the perfect dog bed for your new pup:

  • Comfort first. Your new dog should be able to enjoy all the comforts of human sleep - soft pillow tops and supportive lower layers.
  • Consider size. Dogs should be able to grow into their new bed. If in doubt, the bigger, the better.
  • Design and construction. You want a robust dog bed that will handle scratching and biting with ease.
  • Washable. Puppies are prone to accidents. Your new dog bed needs to be washable.

Dog beds from Factory Buys have all of the above features. Buy from us now for discounted prices, and speedy delivery all over Australia.

 dog bed


Dog playpens

We use no hyperbole when we say that most dogs are boisterous by nature. Puppies are especially inquisitive, and more often than not, will have you running off your feet just to keep up with them. Thankfully, there’s a solution that can help keep your dog safe, and you sane.

Here’s what to consider when choosing a playpen for your new pup:

large dog playpen

Dog cages

One of the hard truths for both dog and owner is that one day, the vet needs to be paid a visit. This is a stressful time for you and your pooch, one that brings connotations of pain and distress with every repeated visit. Fortunately, you can make it easier. Comfortable dog cages allow you to safely transport your furry friend, while giving them the reassurance that you are still there.

When it comes to dog cages, you can pick from one of two options:

transportable dog cage

Dog strollers

Cages aren’t the only way to transport your dog. If your new dog is to be less of a pet and more of a fur baby, dog strollers are the perfect vehicle for your trips out of the house. Small puppies sometimes struggle to keep up with your stride. Strollers give them a chance to roll alongside you and enjoy the wide world around them.

Dogs strollers come in a variety of designs, but should support up to 3 animals at once, depending on size.

 dog pram


For all these items, and more, visit Factory Buys. We want to help you create a safe, functional, and comfortable home as a new dog owner. We have everything you need to be the perfect pet owners, from outdoor dog kennels to dog beds. Buy online now to save, and enjoy fast shipping around Australia.

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