Below is a list of items we recommend for your puppy. Clicking on each item will take you to Amazon link where you can add the item to your cart.
Amazon Basics Double-Door Folding Metal Dog Crate – Medium (36Lx23Wx25H)
This size crate is ideal for medium doodles 25-50 lbs. It comes with a divider so you can make the crate smaller when the pup is smaller and remove the divider as the pup grows allowing him more room.
AmazonBasics Double-Door Folding Metal Dog Crate – Mini (30Lx19Wx21H)
This size crate is deal for mini doodles up to 25 lbs. It comes with a divider so you can make the crate smaller when the pup is smaller and removed the divider as the pup grows allowing him more room.
Dog Leash Pet Rope Leash – 2/5 Inch Thick 5 Feet Long – for Small Medium Dogs
We recommend using a plain old 4-5 foot least. I do not suggest using the retractable leashes. It’s always ideal to keep your dog close to you even on walks as you don’t know what situations you’ll come upon whether it be a snake or another dog who is aggressive, you’ll want to be able to get your dog back to your side quickly and if they’re 12 or 20 feet away on a retractable leash getting them near you quickly isn’t possible.
Grannick’s Bitter Apple for Dogs Spray Bottle, 16 Ounces
Bitter Apple spray is a great spray to deter pups from chewing on things they shouldn’t.
Ear Canker Powder – 0.5 oz
We recommend Thornit Ear Powder, but it’s made in the UK and only available to order from them. You can do that for about $25 or the ingredients in this powder look similar. You will experience a yeast infection in your dog’s ears because doodles have ear flaps that block the ear canal, trapping in moisture.
Quadruped Pet Tearless Shampoo with Yucca – 16 oz
This is a concentrated product so you will need a mixer bottle to dilute the shampoo in water.
Kaytee Pro-Nail Trimmer
These clippers are easy to use with the sharp little puppy nails. You will want to move up to the larger clippers below as your pup’s nails get thicker.
Safari De-matting Comb
This comb is great for removing mats deep in the coat and tearing out the mat but leaving the hair around it so you don’t have a big chunk missing.
Safari Self-Cleaning Slicker Brush, Medium
This brush is great for removing any debris through the coat such as leaves, burrs, etc.
Safari Mat Remover
This will remove the mats that need a little more work on them than the rake above can do. This is my go-to mat removing tool.
Smart Pet Love Snuggle Puppy Behavioral Aid Toy, Brown Mutt
A Snuggle Puppy simulates having a litter mate to snuggle with when they’re sleeping. Some pups find great comfort in this.
Toys & Chews
We send each of our puppies home with an Unstuffies toy but I get so many inquiries from owners wanting to order their pup another one after the first one is destroys so here are a few options!
Himalayan Split Antler
Chewing is a natural behavior for puppies. Chewing releases endorphins and is soothing. Providing healthy and natural chewing options such as antlers and bully sticks is a great option. Always make sure your pup is supervised when chewing as to make sure they don’t break off a piece and swallow it.
Use caution with all treats. Too many treats can cause loose stools because they’re so rich. I strongly encourage just using a piece of their food for their treats, they don’t know the difference. Save the treats until you are doing more intense training for sit, stay, come, down, etc. I’d use the kibble until they require more motivation.
Leanlix – Lick Stick
Instead of providing a treat using a Leanlix stick is a great way for the pup to get a tasty reward without the bulk of lots of treats. The chap stick type reward is flavored, the pup licks it for the reward during training and you move on to the next command.
Your pup has been eating Earthborn Puppy Vantage. We suggest using it for the first few months. However, it’s always good to provide your pup with a variety of protein sources to avoid the development of food allergies plus adding variety as none of us want the eat the same food day in and day out every meal. To transition mix the two foods together over a week slowly transitioning from 75/25, then 50/50 and then 25/75 to full transition. You can also just mix two bags together evenly and serve them a combo of the two all the time. Change in diet can cause gas but if you notice other more concerning issues then listen to your dog and either slow the transition or stay with the original food.
EARTHBORN HOLISTIC, Earthborn Puppy Vantage
EARTHBORN HOLISTIC, Coastal Catch, 28 Pound Bag
EARTHBORN HOLISTIC, Great Plains Feast, 28 Pound Bag
EARTHBORN HOLISTIC, Meadow Feast, 28 Pound Bag
Desensitizing to Sounds