Canine Handbook for Goldendoodles by Linda Whitwam. This handbook is available on Amazon.com currently for $12.99 for Prime Members. This is a valuable book we highly recommend!
Life’s Abundance Small/Medium Breed Healthy Start Package….
- Sm/Med Breed Puppy Food & Wellness Food Supplement
- Revitalizing Shampoo, Bath Fresh Mist & Ear Care Formula
- Antioxidant Health Bar (Oatmeal & Apple Recipe)
- Tasty Rewards Training Treats & Buffalo Bully Sticks
Collars and Leashes
- Orvis.com makes great personalized dog collars and leashes. We have these for all of our dogs with their Name and our phone number for quick identification.
- Walking harness – important for safety of your puppy’s neck when walking, allows greater comfort for the puppy as well as control.
- Regular leash and retractable leashes are great to have!
Dog Dishes for food and water. We liked stainless steel for easy cleaning. Spill proof bowls are great. In our kennels, we also use a “Snappy Bowl” from www.chewy.com, price varies by size.
Dog Blankets – great for furniture, floor, in the car, snuggling, etc. Cannot have too many!
Dog Beds – all different types are available in stores and online.
Dog Kennel or Crate – We order the Petmate Navigator Plastic Kennel X-Large from www.chewy.com. You can order based on size of your dog. We prefer the X-Large size once potty trained. This kennel comes with an adjustable divider for those early stages. Chewy.com has the best prices for these kennels. Some prefer wire kennels or other types of plastic crates, you can find all different options in stores and online.
Teething and Chew Toys – We like Kong, Nylabone and Benebone chew toys and bones. Some dogs like stuffed toys, others tend to chew them up very quickly. Treat balls and smart dog puzzles are great items to keep your puppy engaged and busy.
- Pet Shampoo – Life’s Abundance brand and Cowboy Magic are both great options for shampoo, conditioner and detanglers.
- Slicker Brush
- Metal Comb
- De-Matting Comb/Tool
- Nail Clippers & Kwik Stop Powder
- Toothbrush/Oral Care Supplies
- Bitter Apple Spray
- Vetericyn – spray antibiotic for animals
- Potty Bells for potty training for the door
- Odor/Stain Eliminator for puppy clean ups!
- Plastic storage container to keep dog food fresh
- Pooper Scooper
- Potty Bags for clean up after your dog
We find many of our pet supplies and products with Life’s Abundance, www.chewy.com, www.amazon.com, a few local stores… Fluegels in Rosemount, Chuck and Don’s locations, and Target. We are happy to offer suggestions for any puppy products and supplies.
Be sure to have your Vet Contact Info/Emergency Vet Info on hand
Research dog boarding options in your area prior to needing these services. It is great to have a plan established for this type of dog care. Some families also use Doggy Daycare, these facilities are great to research as well. Ask for recommendations from friends and family with dogs!
Most importantly… PUPPY PROOF your home. Put away anything puppies will want to get into or chew. Secure trash cans and electrical cords. Use door or stair gates if necessary in your home to keep your puppy safe.
These are a few retailers that we recommend for various services or products…
Chewy.com – Online retailer, excellent customer service, best prices on pet products and fast shipping.
Pet Acoustics – Music box (we use these in our home EVERYDAY)
Kong – Offer a large line of quality products that are durable and last!!
Nylabone – Top quality brand of chew toys and bones!
Orvis.com -Personalized pet collars, high quality, have these for all of our dogs. We put their name and our phone number on collars. High quality collars with nice selection of color/stitching options.
Training plan – Regardless of what type of training you are planning, whether obedience class or personalized in-home training …. just be diligent. Puppies require endless attention and consistency. The extra time put in while they are young makes a much better-behaved pet in the long run. Dedication and consistency with training the first year makes for a great lifetime companion. In the Twin Cities Metro Area we recommend Jody Karow with DogSenseOnline.com. Another great option that is available all over the US is Barkbusters.