Puppy Essentials

** MOST IMPORTANT to purchase BEFORE your puppy comes home ** Puppy Packs can be purchased from us.  We can customize and have your items ready on or before pick up day. We understand families are busy, so just let us know how we can help.

**Puppies need special nutrition.  This is a choice you make which plays a vital role in your Pets Health and Longevity

** NuVet immune booster: We feed & highly recommend  NuVet Plus immune booster. These Provide VITAL nutrients your puppy NEEDS for optimal health & to boost immunity for the Longest- Healthiest life possible.   Use as a ‘treat’ – They love it! 

Nutrition is vital for the longevity of your puppy.

    • Click here: http://www.nuvet.com/78420     OR Call 800-474-7400, reference #78420 (They also carry all natural ear cleaner, shampoos and spot remover for potty training)

    • When you purchase using our kennel code, you are helping us get discounts on products we buy from them, so THANK YOU!

**Puppy food: Tractor Supply is our favorite place in store to buy our food.  We are doing Taste Of The Wild - PUPPY High Prairie kibble.  Dry, no need to moisten. You can order here-  https://www.chewy.com/taste-wild-high-prairie-puppy-formula/dp/181323?utm_id=27615258&msclkid=4f429f4247981e22c72aff2a8850fee2&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Shopping-Product%20Targets-Consumables&utm_term=4585169648225368&utm_content=Taste%20of%20the%20Wild

The Basics

Food and water bowls: (Stainless Steel Food and Water Dish ) Avoid plastic & ceramic which can leach into the food/water

Enzyme Cleaner: It is so important for potty training to properly clean accidents. We recommend this cleaner for the washer or cleaning spots. https://roccoandroxie.com/pages/faq#cleaning

Bed: We like https://www.chewy.com/frisco-steel-framed-elevated-pet-bed/dp/1267820

PLEASE Be sure to microchip

ID tag with name and phone number


Crate or kennel - Your puppy will only need enough space to sleep while training. This isn’t ‘cruel’ but actually gives your puppy comfort like a ‘den’ once they adjust to it and are successful potty training, you can increase their space.  It helps to find a kennel that has a divider you can remove as the puppy grows.


____Clickers for clicker training if this is what you plan to do

____ Paper towels & spot cleaner   - for accidents

____ Teething toys

____ Puppy treats – (CHECK INGREDIENTS!- NO sweeteners, fillers, NO raw hide or imported treats! )


Good puppy books - some suggestions:

            How to Behave So Your Dog Behaves - by Sophia Yin

            The Dog Listener - by Jan Fennel

            How to Raise the Perfect Dog Through Puppyhood and Beyond - by Cesar Millan

            The Puppy Primer - Pat McConnell's

Potty and Playtime:

I suggest using puppy play gates for the first couple of months to help your puppy house train.  Here is what we used for them. https://www.chewy.com/frisco-dog-exercise-pen-step-through/dp/125049


You can also add a potty area if you are going to leave your puppy for more than a few hours.  Puppies can only hold their bladder for the number of hours they are in months old plus 1. So a 2 month old puppy can only hold it for 3 hours.  Your puppy has been litter box trained, while this is best in a “litter” setting, it will work for other situations. We use a small kiddie pool (from Dollar general) and fill it with some pine pellets. We use te tractor supply ones, they have the best value. https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/tractor-supply-pine-pellet-stall-bedding-40-lb?cm_vc=-10005


It is a great idea to start getting your puppy used to grooming as early as possible! Using an electric toothbrush around the face and feet will help them not be scared of clippers.  Also getting them familiar with a blow dryer early on is helpful.  Grooming is an essential part of your puppies life, you will want them used to this and introduced gradually. 

Shampoo and conditioner - My all time favorite Shampoo is NuVet's Oatmeal Conditioning Shampoo. It smells amazing! You will want a bottle. Don’t use human products- Dogs have different PH and human shampoos are irritating


 Dog brush and comb - Separate and comb through sections of your doodles hair and use a slicker brush to brush out.  After 6 months your doodles hair will change as the adult poodle coat comes in. Because you’re dealing with 2 types of coats, they can easily mat in no time.  Never wet tangled hair, always brush out before. Your groomer is your best form of information. Let them show you how to properly brush your baby and keep their coats looking great. Here is a good, inexpensive brush to start with. 



I also love this one-


Comb - https://www.chewy.com/oster-medium-coarse-comb-dogs-7-in/dp/119577 you wont need this right away but it is handy.

Dematting comb - https://www.chewy.com/safari-de-matting-dog-comb/dp/155266?utm_source=google-product&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=hg&utm_content=Safari&utm_term=&gclid=Cj0KCQiAl5zwBRCTARIsAIrukdNa2XsJ_7ql0ejTfRm-cqr9k63vZnXhPbiyOEvBGr2-qDwpXBPsoFwaAtdrEALw_wcB


Nail grinder https://www.chewy.com/dremel-7300-pt-dog-cat-nail-grinder/dp/156127


Dog toothpaste