In response to frequent questions about which products to purchase, we have put together a list of recommended puppy supplies below. We sincerely hope that you will shop for many of these items in your locally-owned (NOT big-box) pet store. However, since that is not always possible, I have linked many of the items for your online shopping convenience.
I love all the fun, strong chew toys made by Nylabone, Planet Dog and Kong toys, and Kuranda dog beds are my absolute favorite! You will find the best dog food and treats on the "Food and Treats" page -- everything else should be here.
Below you will find a list of the things you may want to have on hand for your puppy. When appropriate, we have included sizes for the different sizes of Goldendoodles.
Please feel free to call Megan at 207-669-0766 if you have questions.
Wire or Plastic Crate (with divider, or get an additional puppy crate)
Standard Goldendoodles = 42" (or larger) crate
Medium Goldendoodles = 36" (or larger) crate
Miniature Goldendoodles = 30" (or larger) crate
Crate Cover - sized to fit the crate
Crate Bed - (for after teething) - any sturdy, washable dog beds, sized to fit the crate
Travel Crate - for the ride home, and other early car trips.
Slicker, or "Pin" Brush
Your puppy supplies should include at least 5 puppy toys. Rotate them to keep things fresh. Below are some toys for your puppy and some games to eliminate boredom. The Snuggle Puppy can help your puppy (and you!) get a good night's sleep in the beginning. Other toys, games and balls will help keep the puppy busy, keep the brain working, provide fun, exercise and comfort. The best dog food dispenser toys I have found are from Kong and Planet Dog.
See the Training Equipment blog post for more detailed information about the best products to use. Here are the sizes for the collar and leash you will need to get started. I prefer leather, cotton or hemp products, but many people like to start out with an adjustable nylon collar and matching leash.
Standard Goldendoodle puppies = 10" - 14" adjustable
Medium Goldendoodles = 8" - 10" adjustable
Miniature Goldendoodles = 6" - 9" adjustable
Get a fun color that matches your collar.
Cotton & hemp are easier on you hands - and the planet!
15' - 30' Training Lead
The cotton or hemp webbing type are easier on your hands - and the planet!
Clicker and Treat Pouch
Training Treats (From Life's Abundance - so they're safe!)
Dog beds and crates can be used to teach "Go to Place."
The best dog food, toys and puppy supplies will enhance the health and well being of your puppy and make training easier.
While it's an exciting time, filled with tremendous joy and lots of fun, it can also be fairly messy. Here are some suggested items for making a puppy containment area if you need to leave puppy alone for extended times, for cleaning up accidents, and puppy-proofing your home. You can add dog beds, crates and other puppy supplies as well.
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