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Taking your dog to the store for the first time can be a bit nerve racking unless you’re prepared. I have come up with some simple tips to help make your first store visit a success!
Create a shopping list for items that your dog needs.
If your dog is close to being out of food or treats then be sure to add these items to the list. If you are looking for a new collar or toy then write those things down as well. I use an app on my phone which is great, because too many times have I lost my shopping list by the time I got to the store, lol.
Be sure to have your money easily accessible in order to pay.
There’s nothing worse then getting to the store and forgetting your money or having a dog pulling on its leash while you are trying to pay. Keep your payment easily accessible to make checking out a breeze!
Take your pup for a potty break before entering the store.
Dogs, especially puppies, can easily get excited and have an accident in the store. Give your dog some time outside once your arrive to try and go potty BEFORE entering the store. Be sure to bag any poo to be polite to other shoppers! Princess walked Axle in a grassy area right in front of the store before heading in to Tractor Supply.
Remember to take your time but not too long.
Even the most easy going pet might get a little anxious after being out of their normal environment for too long. Keep your first visit to the store short and sweet so everyone has a happy time.
Tractor Supply isn’t just for farmers and farm animals. They sell all the food, toys, litter and other products your cat and dog need and love! Did you know that Tractor Supply is also a great pet-friendly retailer? Your pets can join you while you pick up their favorite Purina products! We decided to take Axle with us to the store since Bayley our other dog can get too excited when around new people and places. He enjoyed getting out of the house, riding in the van and and perusing the puppy dog aisle.
We usually feed our “puppies” Purina Puppy Chow for the first year. Since Bayley turned 1 in December and Axle with be 1 in June we are looking at what food they will eat as young adult dogs. It was great to see more Purina types and flavors available in stores near us.
Beginning in April, Tractor Supply will expand their Purina® product offerings to include several Purina ONE Dog, Purina Pro Plan, Purina Cat Chow, Fancy Feast and Kit N Kaboodle products. Shopping for your pets at Tractor Supply just got better! They’ll now be carrying more of your favorite Purina products, so you can make it your one-stop shop!
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Purina® at Tractor Supply. The opinions and text are all mine.
Becca @ The Earthling's Handbook says
When you take your dog to a store, or any public place, please remember that some people are allergic to dogs! In my case, I can break out in hives just from a dog briefly touching me, and spending time in an enclosed space with a dog can make my throat swell shut. Please try to prevent your dog from coming into physical contact with strangers unless they are clearly wanting to pet the dog. If someone seems to be avoiding you and your dog, don’t take it personally. And if you’re in a store that doesn’t have a stated pet-friendly policy, and you’re asked to take your dog out of there, remember that only registered assistance dogs have any right to be in spaces that are for people, and that people who are allergic to dogs do have the right to be there without suffering. Thank you!!
My post is about taking your pet to a pet-friendly store not a grocery store or a retail store. Most pet food stores allow pets of all kinds to visit and even offer vet clinics and grooming in house.