• Paper towels (a lot of paper towels :)
• Old Towels for Crate (Once puppy is reliably crate trained, a "real" crate bed can be used.)
• Old Blanket or Towel(s) to cover wire Crate
• Cotton balls for cleaning ears
• Acrylic (Fake) Nail file, cardboard with sandpaper type, for smoothing nails
• Hydrogen Peroxide (to induce vomiting, if necessary)
• 100% Pure canned Pumpkin (from the baking isle of your grocery store)
Pumpkin is a good source of fiber. When puppy has diarrhea or constipation, a tablespoon or two with every meal for several days should help alleviate symptoms. Freeze excess in ice cube tray.
• Baby Gate(s) $10 Walmart
Try baby supply stores - generally more choices and cheaper than pet stores (Beware that horizontal bars provide a foot-hold for climbing puppies. Also consider spacing between bars, as some times it is large enough for little puppies to get caught)
General from your Pet Supply Store:
•OUT! Pet Stain and Odor Remover or similar stain/odor neutralizer
• Bitter Apple (bitter taste deters dogs from biting, licking, and chewing)
• Pooper Scooper & bags
• Food and water bowls (stainless steel or ceramic)
• Storage bin for dry food
• Adjustable Nylon collar w/plastic clasp
10 - 14 inch (25 - 35 cm) size for standard or medium Doodle puppies,
Smaller for mini Doodle puppies.
• I.D. Tag
• 6 foot (1.8 m) leash
• 15 foot (4.6 m) or longer (up to 50 foot (15 m)) training leash(es)
• Wire Crate for crate training
• Double door folding crate with divider
Medium - Standard Sized Doodles need at least a 42 inch (1.07 m) crate
Mini Doodles can use a 36 inch (0.9 m) crate.
• Travel Crate for car until puppy is big enough to wear a car harness
Food and Treats:
• Puppy Food It is best to start with the same food the Breeder was feeding.
• Puppy Biscuits.
• Training Treats
• Soft & tiny treats work best for training.
Good Chews and Toys:
• Medium or Large Kong Toy
• Stuffed Dog Toys w/ squeakers
• Balls (squeaky rubber balls)
• Rope toys (e.g. Booda bones)
• Cow tendons or bully sticks for chewing
• Cow ears and hooves for chewing (hooves tend to smell like a feed lot so you may want them out in the yard.)
• Pin or Slicker Brush
• Medium tooth Comb
• Blunt tipped curved blade scissors
• Toothbrush Kit
• Puppy Shampoo
• Puppy Conditioner / Grooming Spray
• Ear Wash solution
• Plier-style nail clippers w/nail guard
• Blood Stop Powder
Bell to hang by back door. Helps with house training, they learn to ring the bell to alert you that they need to go out. Some use large craft bells, some use cow bells.
Ownership & Training books. Recommendations include: "The Dog Listener", "Puppies for Dummies", and many more... Make appointment with Vet for new puppy wellness check up. Start shopping for Obedience classes.
Lots of Love and Patience :)
Here are some items that you should consider when preparing for your new puppy. You may not need everything listed before your puppy arrives, but this list is intended to help you consider all your puppy's basic needs.