New Puppy (Shopping) Checklist

New Puppy (Shopping) Checklist

New Puppy (Shopping) Checklist
Here are some items that you should consider when preparing for your new Goldendoodle puppy or Labradoodle 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.
  Paper towels (and more 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
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)
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:
Nature’s Miracle (gallon size) or similar stain/odor neutralizer
Bitter Apple Spray (bitter taste deters dogs from biting, licking, and chewing)
Pooper Scooper & bags to clean up your backyard and on walks
Food and water bowls (stainless steel or ceramic)
Storage bin for dry food
Adjustable Nylon collar w/plastic clasp (we also provide you with one)
10 – 14 inch (25 – 35 cm) size for standard or medium Doodle puppies,
Smaller for mini Doodle puppies.
I.D. Tag
(e.g. See for their flat collar tags for adjustable collars. They also sell collars with tags included for the smaller sized dogs).
6 foot leash (we also provide you with one)
15 foot Training Leash (up to 50 foot) training leash(es)
Wire Crate for crate training
Double door folding crate with divider (we’ve heard good things about both Midwest and Precision brands)
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.
Plastic 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. (we provide you with a weeks worth)

Training Treats
Soft & tiny treats work best for training. Pieces of cheese, hotdogs,or homemade Liver Training Treats (recipe)


 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
Antlers last forever


 Grooming Supplies:
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


 Additional Items:
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 🙂


My dogs and crates

Our puppies and dogs in their crates

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