Your puppy will come home with a bag of goodies from us that will include:
a bag of treats
a blanket that smells like us
a folder with some training information.
Below you will find your shopping list. Please do not wait until the last minute to order these items.
To prevent an upset belly I want your puppy to go home on the same food it’s been eating while here with us. Life’s Abundance cannot be bought in stores. Order the biggest bag of the small and medium breed puppy food and it will ship to your home in about three days. https://lifesabundance.com/pets/puppy/puppyfoodsmmedbreed.aspx?realname=20606548&utm_source=website&utm_medium=link&utm_content=small-&-medium-breed-puppy&utm_campaign=you-may-also-like
You can get these about anywhere. I recommend this metal crate over a plastic or cloth one so your puppy doesn’t eat it. For mini size puppies you can get the small 24” and for the medium size dog I love the 30” or 36“.
Amazon Basics Foldable Metal Wire Dog Crate with Tray, Single Door, 36 Inch https://a.co/d/fbrdUyz
I love having a 15 or 20’ long leash for your puppy. It gives them room to explore and is great for teaching them to come when called. I do NOT recommend a retractable leash. Your vet and groomer will love you if you do not visit their office with your dog on a retractable leash.
Hi Kiss Dog/Puppy Obedience Recall Training Agility Lead - 15ft 20ft 30ft 50ft 100ft Training Leash - Great for Training, Play, Camping, or Backyard - Black 30ft https://a.co/d/ioym3Mv
I prefer a stainless steel bowl. They are easy to keep clean, easy to sanitize in the dishwasher and not expensive. Crocks and plastic bowls are popular and cute but can get scratches in them that harbor bacteria. Get the two cup size to begin with.
PEDAY Stainless Steel Dog Bowls (Set of 2), Metal Pet Bowls with Non Slip Rubber Bottom, Food & Water Dog Dish, Dishwasher Safe, Sturdy & Durable, 2 Cups, Ideal for Cats, Kittens, Tiny Puppies https://a.co/d/by9knuF
You will need both of these.
Large Firm Slicker Brush & Pet Comb Value Kit,Extra Long Pin Slicker Brush for Dogs Goldendoodles,Large Dog Pet Grooming Wire Brush and Deshedding,Removes Long and loose Hair & Undercoat ,25mm(1")(Green) https://a.co/d/4hzFx1D
Buy this for yourself! Buy this for your puppy! It’s an investment you won’t be sorry you made. They cover everything including a two week puppy prep course, a kids course, what to expect and do daily and so much more! They have podcasts, handouts, fliers and so much more including the option to do 20 minute one on one zoom calls with them to address specific problems. If you use the code DAFFODIL you can save 25% and get the whole course for $178.00 to enjoy for the life of your dog.
Order a bag of this to have on hand. The stress of a new home or puppies can be like little sweepers and eat things that can upset their bellies at times.
Perfect Poop Digestion & General Health Supplement for Dogs: Fiber, Prebiotics, Probiotics & Enzymes Relieve Digestive Conditions, Optimize Stool, and Improve Health (Cheddar Cheese, 12.8 oz) https://a.co/d/e1368bj
This is a great bone to keep your puppy occupied while giving them something yummy to chew on.
Nylabone Healthy Edibles Puppy Natural Long Lasting Dog Chew Treats Roast Beef, Turkey & Apple, & Bacon X-Small/Petite (3 Count) https://a.co/d/dViok8I
We love these freeze dried training treat. You want your treats to be small so that your pup can eat them quickly.
Pupford Freeze Dried Dog Training Treats - 475+ Puppy & Dog Treats | Low Calorie, Healthy Training Reward for Small, Medium, & Large Dogs | Chicken (Other Options: Beef Liver, Rabbit, Salmon & More) https://a.co/d/iggIey8
Veterinary Formula Solutions Puppy Love Extra Gentle Tearless Shampoo, 17 oz – Safe for Puppies Over 6 Weeks –Puppy Shampoo with Fresh Scent, Long-Lasting Clean – Cleanses Without Drying Delicate Skin https://a.co/d/4ZGUXlF
These next items are not on my list of must haves but these items are nice to have as “extras“ and contain some of my favorite and most used things.
This is not a must have but is the one I recommend. Play yards are nice in the instance that you want your puppy to have some freedom but not the whole run of the house. Do not waste your money on a play yard with both vertical and horizontal bars. Your puppy will use it just like a ladder and climb out This one has only vertical bars and they can’t climb out.
Regalo 192-Inch Super Wide Adjustable Baby Gate and Play Yard, 4-In-1, Bonus Kit, 4 Count (Pack of 1 https://a.co/d/8KQD0BL
This Jack and Pup brand is a favorite of mine. They sell all different kinds of chews and a lot of times you can find them at Home Goods, TJ Maxx and Marshall’s.
Jack&Pup Yak Cheese Himalayan Dog Chews Long Lasting, Yak Chews for Large Dogs Aggressive Chewers, Healthy Yak Cheese Stick Natural Dog Chews | Himalayan Yak Cheese Dog Chew (9oz Total) (3pk) https://a.co/d/2WzjVSJ
Not all bully sticks are created equal. Some of them can be quite smelly. This brand is odor free. Bully sticks make a nice chew for your puppy/dog and I’ve found the bigger ones are your best bet. You can get a couple chew sessions out of these when you need your puppy to be occupied.
Jack&Pup Thick Bully Sticks 12 Inch Premium Dog Bully Sticks for Large Dogs Aggressive Chewers - All Natural Bully Sticks Odor Free 12" Large Bully Sticks, Long Lasting Dog Chews Bully Stick (3 Pack) https://a.co/d/fwYeFoD
This cute little stuffed animal has a heat pack and a little heartbeat to help your new puppy make it through its first few nights without it’s littermates.
Snuggle Puppy Heartbeat Stuffed Toy for Dogs - Pet Anxiety Relief and Calming Aid https://a.co/d/3m7gEcF
With the Australian Labradoodle having longer hair on their face they can drip on your floor after getting a drink. This amazing bowl will prevent that from happening. It totally works too!
Slopper Stopper Dripless Water Bowl - Tritan Plastic Bowl Unit - for Medium Breed Dogs 21-50 Lbs, 9.84” Dia, 1 Gallon Capacity https://a.co/d/aADKIq3
If you are going to be bathing your dog at home much I highly recommend getting a high velocity dryer. It will cut your drying time in more than half and blow out any tangles. The Flying Pig is a well known brand but they do sell others that are cheaper.
Flying Pig High Velocity Dog Pet Grooming Dryer w/Heater (Model: Flying One, Purple) https://a.co/d/6kbQX7k