What do I need to buy to bring my puppy home?
Puppy kennel: If you are planning to crate train a small kennel that just fits the pup is best. Pups do not like to potty in their bed area so a small kennel is perfect. I prefer wire so the pup can see you but this is your choice.
Puppy Pen: You want to keep you puppy contained in a small area. I suggest a kiddie swimming pool with an exercises pen around it. I will post a picture at the bottom of the page. You could also put a baby gate up at your kitchen door to keep you pup in the kitchen.
Collar or Harness: I have always used a collar for all my dogs. I like to buy one that is adjustable for the first year because pups grow so fast. If you have kids that will be walking the pup then use a harness at first.
Travel Crate: A crate to carry your pup to the vet in. You don't want your pup exposed to other dogs in the vet so a crate is perfect.
Rawhides: I like to give my pups small rawhides. The stick type. Pic at the bottom of the page.
Puppy Area Ideas . . . . . .
Flea Shampoo: I actually love Adams Flea Shampoo! It seems to clean so well while also killing any fleas that might have tagged along.
Food Dishes: Heavy crock style dishes work best so your pup cannot turn them over.
Food: Your Maltipoo and Toy Cockapoo pup will be eating Diamond Naturals Small Breed Puppy chicken/rice when they come home. Picture is at the bottom of the page. Goldendoodles will be eating Victors Dog Food (Teal bag) pictured at bottom of page. Tractor Supply has it locally or chewy.com if you prefer to order it.
Treats: The only treat I would feed a pup would be bits of boiled chicken. Treats you buy at the store are too spicy and can give your pup runny stools. When they get older small milk bones are fine.
Shampoo: My favorite shampoo, conditioner, and cologne spray is Pet Silk products. I love the Rainforest Scent. I will post a pic at the bottom. I order on Amazon.
Puppy Pads: If you plan to let you pup use pads then get these right away. I don't use a certain brand so any brand will do. The ones that stick to the floor are ideal but quite pricy. Paper will work too. If you have a light colored pup it will stain their coat, in this case use packing paper available at Lowes or printless newspaper.
Puppy Bed: I prefer a bed that can be washed. Puppies can be messy at times and something you can throw in the washer is best.
Everything listed here are things that I have used for my pups but feel free to try new things! There are so many new products everyday! Text me if you have questions.