License Number:10453   License Expiration:4/17/2019
(Formerly affordable designer dogs)
Love My Doodle Labradoodle

Home Raised labradoodles

Tingley -VERY Southwest- Iowa - 50863   641.464.5176 / 641.464.6399

Your puppy will  be as dear to you 


as your own child.


Please always give him or her the 


very best care possible.






Kibble 



~for our pack



I like NutriSource. I feed the small and medium breed puppy dry food. It is a five star food. This particular recipe is how most puppy food was made before they started with the large breed puppy formula's. Most large breed puppy formulas have less calories and calcium than regular puppy foods because they didn't want the bones to grow more than the muscle and not be supported. Over the years there has not been enough evidence to prove this theory worked.

I have also fed and recommend Fromm Gold and Pure Balance. I fed the four star recipes but switched to NutriSource when I found it at better quality and a great price. I pay a distributor $34 for 35 pound bags. I tried 4Health from Tractor Supply. It is a good product but my dogs didn't like the taste.

None of these foods have ever had a recall.

When you are checking out different brands please be sure to check individual recipes for quality and recalls at Dog Food Advisor.
 

My Favorite

Grooming Tools

 

These are my favorite grooming tools to use and if you can have one I suggest a nice quality, steel comb with rounded teeth and a fine/course tooth combination. I use the comb and t-brush most often. The other two are great to have on hand for matting. Buttercomb, T-brush, De-matting comb and Slicker.

  • Make sure you have a nice pair of thinning shears and scissors.
  • For mats cut the mat vertically with you scissors or horizontally with your thinning shears then comb through.
  • Nice quality slicker comb. Cheap ones scratch the skin.


 
Recommended Puppy Supplies Checklist

This is the beginning of our Puppy Supplies Checklist – The Puppy Products we


think are the BEST and recommend you buy and setup before your new puppy 


comes home. I'm constantly adding to this on limited time so please remember this is


nowhere complete and I will be adding as time permits. 


If you have something that you feel should be on this list please send me an email 


and we'll get it added. HomeRaisedlLabradoodles@gmail.com



Being prepared helps so much! On your puppies first day home you don’t want to


be running around trying to figure out what you need. When everything is setup 


and ready to go – all you have to do is sit back and enjoy loving and getting to 


know your new baby.



When you have the right Setup and Tools… Life with your new babe becomes 

100% easier.
The most important things you will need are LOVE, PATIENCE and PATIENCE......
These items are in no particular order, yet....

FOR YOUR WET DOODLE... MICROFIBER DOG RUGS Keep the Rain and Mud out of your House! 

This is my #1 CAN NOT LIVE WITHOUT PUPPY PRODUCT…. These are machine washable (also important) and catch about 70% of the water and dirt off their paws before they make it into the house. I LOVE the big ones and they’re worth every penny.. I promise.
The microfiber strands dry five times faster than ordinary doormats!!


THERE ARE SEVERAL COPY CAT BRANDS NOW SO BE CAREFUL.  SOGGY DOGGY ARE THE ONES I LIKE. SOMETIMES I EVEN GET CONFUSED. ALSO DOUBLE CHECK PRICES AND SIZES. 


SHOP SOGGY DOGGY RUGS: AMAZON LINKS AND SIZES

Regardless of the size… they’re all big enough for any size Doodle and a worthy investment.

THROW THEM IN THE WASHING MACHINE AND CALL IT GOOD! Also Great in the Car or Truck…after a romp at the beach or lake! 


CRATES, BABY GATES AND PUPPY PENS


For our Little Angels I recommend the Midwest Life Stages Double-Door Pet CrateUsing a dog crate as a house-training tool is JUST SMART… Just like we use cribs for our human babies.. We use crates for our fur babies! Simple as that. Not only do Dog Crates keep your puppy safe and help with potty training but crate training is also helpful at avoiding separation anxiety issues from developing because crate training teaches puppies how to self soothe and learn to feel safe and content even when left alone. You wouldn’t let your human toddler crawl all over the house while you slept or worked…please don’t let your puppy! I honestly believe Crate training is a win-win for both the family and YOUR PUPPY!


Crates should only be used for VERY short periods of time (based on age). Once potty training is completed you can leave the crate door open and believe it or not.. they’ll STILL use it as their safe place to hang out and sleep… if you’ve done it correctly.


Crate Training Basics 

Crate training your puppy….if done correctly and used as a temporary training tool is not mean or abusive, however, if used incorrectly or to the extreme it can be.. so PLEASE do your research on how to crate train. The purpose of a crate is to use the canines natural instincts to keep where they sleep clean. Dogs are Den Animals by Nature. The crate should be large enough for the puppy or dog to stand up without having to hunch, lie on his side with legs outstretched, and turn around with ease and no more or less… a if you give them too much space in their crate… your puppy will arrange his crate to have both a bedroom and a bathroom. 


Click to order Potty Bells


The X-Pen Potty Training Solution. Do You Work During the Day?

For people who work or for those people who can not take their new puppy out every 2-3 hours because they work, I do recommend they use a contained area with access to a litter box or potty area until they’re old enough to hold it for the full 8 hours in a crate. You can use either baby gates or an x-pen with a crate inside of it to contain your puppy in a small area. I like to put a plastic tarp under the x-pen. You can either use a puppy potty box or a doggy lawn.. they have artificial and real grass options.


WHAT ABOUT PUPPY PADS?

Young puppies tend to chew up the puppy pads which causes a huge mess and may also encourage them to continue to pee on absorbent like materials as adults..Not good, so the grass patches sure would be nice I assume if they’re cared for properly they could work for short periods of time..


WHAT YOU NEED FOR THIS SETUP THE EXERCISE PEN (X-Pen)


Recommended Puppy Gates

IF YOU HAVE A PUPPY YOU NEED PUPPY GATES!!

Once I found these extra tall metal baby gates!  I was SOLD FOR LIFE! But believe me I wasted a bunch of money on crappy ones first. Hopefully, this list will save you from wasting your money like I did so many times .. When you have the right tools & setup… life with A PUPPY becomes 100% easier.

AMAZON LINK: Carlson Extra-Tall Walk-Thru Gate with Cat Door (MINE)

They come with one extender piece and then you can also buy extra extensions. Carlson Extra Tall Gate Extension

Carlson Extra-Wide Walk-Thru Gate

AMAZON LINK: Carlson Extra-Wide Walk-Thru Gate (THE SHORTER ONE FOR WIDE DOORWAYS)


Best Cleaning Supplies for Pet Owners

The O'Cedar Spin Mop System is HEAVEN SENT!!! If you have a dog or a puppy and need a mop this is the Queen of Mops! By the way I only give these kind of product recommendations after I’ve tried it myself and I believe my families would benefit from them. I don’t pick products just willy nilly. It’s taken me years to create this puppy supply list for my families (I hope people find it useful.) 


Another can’t live without cleaning tool…Nature’s Miracle Stain and Odor Remover (24 oz Spray- 2 Pack)

Bacteria-based formula produces enzymes when it comes in contact with Bio material to help remove organic pet stains and odors. From stinky yellow pet urine and feces to vomit and other organic spills, this tackles them all.

Another REALLY good urine odor remover but more expensive is: 
Rocco & Roxie Professional Strength Stain & Odor Eliminator

Enzyme-Powered Pet Odor & Stain Remover for Dog and Cats Urine

For use on carpets, floors, furniture, clothing, litter boxes, kennels, carriers, all pet living and sleeping areas — anywhere stains happen. Click here to buy on Amazon.


Recommended Beds

I like these beds because they’re are all sturdy but cheap puppy beds so if they chew it up or soil it you can buy a new one or just wash it and you didn’t lose a bunch of money….

  • DO NOT BUY A FANCY,  EXPENSIVE DOG BED UNTIL YOU’RE PAST THE PUPPY STAGE…
  • DOG BEDS THAT FIT THE DOG CRATE

HappyCare Textiles Reversible Rectangle Pet Bed with Dog Paw Printing Medium size

Midwest Quiet Time Swirl Deluxe Pet Bed


Get a Slicker Brush 

The Chris Christensen Long Pin Slicker Brush

You’ll need a good slicker brush. A slicker is simply a brush that’s dense with very thin (but strong) bendable pins. Having hundreds of pins close together works at separating hairs, which demats your dog as you brush. Bendable and Smooth Pins Higher end slicker brushes have very flexible and smooth pins. When you brush your dog the pins bend back, easing up on the applied pressure and stopping them from irritating your dogs skin.


For Nail Care

Dremel Nail Grinder


Puppies will eat your shoes if they don't have enough toys to keep them busy!!  Stock up and don’t give them an excuse to use your favorite shoes as a teething ring.


Try to stay away from rawhide & go for the natural bones if possible… Never feed cooked bones to your dogs or puppies. Some RAW bones are OK. Dogs need the minerals provided by animal bones as part of a healthy, balanced diet.


Antlers Last Forever but are kinda Spendy but Worth it because they last for months!


Antler Chews – These can be more money than your regular dog bones but they also last 100X longer. I highly recommend all dog owners invest in Antlers for their dogs, your dogs will love you for it!


Natural bones and Antlers are the way to go. 


NOT RECOMMENDED FOR YOUNG PUPPIES – WAIT UNTIL AFTER 6 MONTHS OLD AND THEIR ADULT TEETH COME IN.


Jim Hodges Dog Training – Grade A Premium Quality Elk Antlers for Dogs – Long Lasting Natural Alternative to Chew Toys, Bully Sticks, Bones, Jerky Treats, Rawhide – Made in USA – All Sizes Whole & Split.


The Himalayan Dog Chew lasts forever and are made by boiling yak and cows milk. Dogs must work the end  for hours, softening it with their mouths before small parts of it can be slowly scraped off. It’s also 100-percent natural with no preservatives. For dogs 65 lbs and under. 


Nyla Bones are fake bones but fun and of course last forever… Unless they bury them!

Nylabone Just For Puppies Starter Kit Bone Puppy Dog Chew Toys


Puppy Teething Rings

N-Bone 6-pack Puppy Teething Ring, Chicken Flavor

  • Calcium helps maintain healthy teeth and bones
  • DHA Omega 3 helps promote healthy cognitive development
  • Pliable texture is safe for puppy’s new teeth and helps soothe teething pain and sore gums. 


Dental Care and Greenies!

Dog Toothbrush Set: Next Level Pet Premium Triple Toothbrush Value Pack, Dog & Cat Approved,  3 Count


Tooth Paste for your Dog? YES!

SENTRY Petrodex Enzymatic Toothpaste for Dogs

  • Helps control plaque
  • Fights Bad Breath
  • Poultry Flavor


Greenie’s Chews
are another option for keeping your dogs teeth sparkle and breathe fresh!

Greenies Dental Chews for Dogs, Regular, Pack of 27

(keeps their teeth clean, recommended for puppies 6 months plus)



Petstages Large Dogwood Stick is a BIG FAVE!

Buy one or save money buying two.


ANY West Paw Toy!! They really last with these heavy chewing babies.


2-in-1 Fun Skin Stuffless Dog Squeak Toy

Puppies LOVE Little stuffed animals and are great toy for puppies.. small ones and big ones a like.. if you still have some laying around.. my dogs actually love Beanie babies and they work perfect for both puppies and adults! I’ve never had one break open either. But these stuffless ones are great for heavy chewers!  


KONG Squeakair & ROPE TOYS


Speaking of Kong the brand… my dogs and puppies have never really liked the original fill-able KONG Chews that are SO POPULAR. I hear everyone rave about them..except for my dogs. This is one Kong brand toy however that mine do play with.


Dewormer - Keeping Your Puppy Worm Free

We Deworm our puppies here at two, four, six and eight weeks of age, then once home you should do it again at 12 and 16 weeks and then every 3 to 6 months depending on your vets recommendations. I highly recommend using the deworming medication “Fenbendazole” (brand names are Safe-Guard and Panacur) Safe-Guard which comes in powdered granulas that you sprinkle on your puppies food and covers a wider range of worms and also an effective treatment for Giardia which is common especially in heavy dog traffic areas and rainy areas. I don’t recommend using just pyrantel pamoate because it only covers hookworms.