Order your Ultimate Puppy Starter Kit from PawTree at least 14 days before picking up your puppy, so it will be there when you bring home your new Goldendoodle puppy.
With all the wonderful items in this starter kit; you will be ready to provide your new puppy with the best nutrition and care. This package also makes a fantastic puppy-shower gift!
High-Quality, safely manufactured foods are one of the keys to our successful breeding program and the incredible health of our dogs.
For additional recommended items, see the "my recommendations" selections on PawTree.
* If you are a breeder, we would love to share our PawTree experience & knowledge with you. *
You will also need to order your puppy's first bottle of NuVet before picking up your puppy.
The first two years of a puppy's life are critical. NuVet Plus® is perfectly balanced to provide the most effective and essential ingredients that help defend puppies from toxins and nutritional deficiencies.
Note: The Shark Cartilage found in NuVet is derived from a renewable fishing industry in the Atlantic. It does not threaten any protected or endangered species of sharks.
Acadia Goldendoodles and NuVet Labs are opposed to the cruelty of shark-fin hunting.
The list below is to help first-time Goldendoodle families with their preparations. We sincerely hope that you will shop for your Goldendoodle puppy's toys, crates, etc. (but NOT the food!) in your locally-owned pet store. However, our recommendations are also linked for your online shopping convenience. If you do shop online, we appreciate you clicking through our links because it helps support our dogs and program. TIA!
Please call Megan at 207-669-0766 for clarification or more information.
Crates, exercise pens and baby/puppy gates are important for training, safety and your own peace of mind while your raise your Goldendoodle puppy.
Get the 36" size for Medium Goldendoodle puppies and the 40" or 48" size for Standards. These should last for the puppy's entire lifetime.
You will probably take your Goldendoodle to a groomer every 6-8 weeks. In between those appointments, you will need to do some maintenance. If you start right away, and make it fun for the puppy, it can be a nice bonding activity and keep your dog looking great for years to come.
Soft & Slicker Brushes
While your Goldendoodle is a puppy, you should have a soft brush for the face and any parts that are sensitive when brushed. The slicker is your "go-to" brush for daily brushing throughout a Goldendoodle's life.
Metal Comb & Mat Rake
Use a metal comb to "line brush" your dog's coat weekly, catching mats when they are small. If you find a large mat, use the mat rake to break it up and remove it.
Nail Clippers & Scissors
Trim your Goldendoodle puppy's nails regularly. Use the scissors to trim the hair around the eyes as needed for good vision.
Whether it's because your groomer is closed, or because you just want to do it yourself, here are some tools to help you groom your Goldendoodle puppy or older Goldendoodle at home.
Your puppy supplies should include at least 5 puppy toys to start with. Since buying toys for your dog is fun, you will probably add quite a few more later.
We love the classic products from Planet Dog, Kong and Nylabone.
See the categories, descriptions and links below for ideas.
Get a few soft toys for your puppy. Rotate them to keep things interesting, wash them in between to keep them clean.
Chewing will be essential in the beginning, as your Goldendoodle looses puppy teeth and grows new, adult teeth. Even as they get older, many dogs enjoy some chewing time each day. Balls are great for exercising and some like to carry them.
Interactive toys and games will reduce boredom and keep your puppy's brain active. Goldendoodle puppies need physical AND mental exercise. The best dog food dispenser toys I have found are from Kong and Planet Dog.
Training should be fun for you and your puppy, so be sure to get some equipment you'll enjoy. I prefer equipment made of leather, cotton and hemp, but many people like to start out with an adjustable nylon collar and matching leash. There are many color and pattern choices available.
Start with a good flat collar, a leash, and a long training lead. Those are the basic essentials. Then, depending on your training methods and preferences, you can add a clicker, a treat bag and some other training devices.
Please do NOT use choke collars, prong collars or other force-based equipment on you Goldendoodle!
Welcome to puppy parenthood!
Biscuit’s puppy training and raising curriculum is not about teaching your puppy how to sit, it’s about building life skills that foster healthy, happy, and positive behaviors to give you and your puppy the companionship you deserve!
At Biscuit, we take a trainer led and hands-on approach - giving you and your puppy personalized, expert guidance that is simple and highly effective.
Weekly private virtual training sessions Mid-week progress check-ins
Regular trainer feedback
We deliver tailored advice when and where you need it most!
Whether you prefer to read or watch videos, this class has you covered. It starts at preparing for your puppy and takes you through basic obedience and more. We highly recommend this for our first-time puppy families, and anyone who wants a really well-trained dog.
Purchase BEFORE you get your puppy so you'll be prepared.
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Our puppies are now raised COMPLETELY on PawTree food from conception (in utero), to nursing, then weaning, and until the day they go home.
We hope you will choose to keep your puppy on this excellent food for life. To make sure you have everything you need for your puppy, please order the Ultimate Puppy Starter Pack, at least 14-days prior to picking up your pupy
We have also put together this selection of our favorite things for puppies - including a couple of toys.
Try it and let us know what you think!
Any & all of these healthy foods, treats, chews, supplements and grooming products! Any of their dog foods will keep your pet healthy and happy. In addition to helping you bond with and train, these treats provide nutritional value and are free of contaminants.
No artificial flavors or colors. No corn, wheat or corn/wheat glutens.
Alternating high quality foods for your puppy can prevent boredom, and provide an essential variety of protein sources.
TLC Whole Life Puppy Food provides holistic, biologically beneficial nutrition to support your puppy’s growth and development.
TLC is made in Canada with wholesome ingredients and super foods including farm-fresh herbs, meats, fruits and vegetables.
TLC is a more affordable option that provides excellent canine nutrition