Products we recommend...

Over the years, we have found these products have greatly aided in our lives and our doodles lives as well, making everyone enjoy a more harmonious existence. Some of these things we just could not live without! 

 

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Life Stages Crate

We use these in our crate-training process for all of our puppies and recommend this crate to all of our new doodle owners because of its ability to grow right along with your puppy. It comes with a divider so you can buy a larger size crate that would fit your doodle at maturity and use the divider during the puppy stages for more efficient crate training. For our medium Labradoodles we recommend the 36" L size and our larger standards we recommend the Large 42" L version.

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Freeze Dried Treats

Our trainers enjoy making their own homemade treats for very high reward treats during a new training session. These beef liver treats however are a very good alternative and much more convenient, especially to keep near the crate. The puppies love these and view it as a very high reward treat for training sessions as well. They are easily broken into smaller pieces and are clean to handle. We recommend these treats, chicken/string cheese, and our homemade recipe treats below to continue working with your puppy once they are home.

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Nail clippers with safety guard

If you are planning to cut your doodles nails, it is important to have clippers with a nail guard so they aren't taken down too short. These clippers are good for both puppy hood and for adult dogs.  

Plush puppy toys

These cute critters are a puppy's favorite toy when they are young. They have no stuffing and are easy to carry around in their mouth and make fun squeeks! When puppies are around 5 months old they will also start to look for harder things to chew on because they are losing their baby teeth and it aids their teeth in falling out, but these soft furry toys will always be a staple for any dog. 

Crinkle Toy Newspaper

I'm not sure what it is about that crinkly paper sound, but puppies and dogs LOVE it! I think they like the crinkle sound better than a squeaker and this toy has both. Our adults can play with this for a good hour sometimes. 

Nature's Miracle Cleaner

Unfortunately, your new puppy will have accidents in the house before they are completely house-trained. We have found Natures  Miracle to be one of the best carpet savers in existence. It is one of the only things we have found to take that pesky smell out completely and help the puppies not smell and go to the same spot again.

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Purina Pro Plan Savor Puppy food

This is an excellent food that our puppies love because of the real shredded chicken pieces included. This food is a highly tested and regulated food with all of the nutrients and probiotics for a growing puppy. We have been very happy with the results and how well our puppies eat.

NuVet Plus daily vitamin

Just like humans, dogs need certain vitamins and minerals to grow and function properly. These one a day vitamin chewables have everything necessary for puppies' joints and immune systems and they eat them just like a treat. Please order prior to picking up your pup! Because we have seen the vast benefits of these vitamins on our adults, nursing moms and puppies, we have decided to extend the health guarantee from two years to three years if you keep your puppy on these vitamins during the duration so they are able to live at their best.

Slicker Brush

No Doodle can be complete without grooming tools! Your new puppy will require a lot of grooming and to keep the tangles and mats away we recommend a weekly brushing with a slicker brush or pin brush if you prefer. This particular slicker brush is the one our groomers use and swear by. It is more costly than some other brushes, but there is really something about how well this one gets through that thick doodle coat.

Bitter Lemon Spray

Puppies love love love to chew! This may help deter your new doodle puppy from gnawing on something they're not supposed to have or from keeping them out of the trash until you are able to teach them what is off limits. Of course it is also up to the humans to guide your new puppy in learning what he or she is allowed and not allowed to have. This spray is safe and non-toxic and is a good training aid.

Puzzle Toy

Dogs and puppies need mental stimulation or they can become bored and make up their own things to do around the house. This is a great toy to keep your puppy's mind busy and it also gives them a sense of accomplishment when they figure it out. It is fun to see how long it takes your dog to do this puzzle, Labradoodles are smart and ours usually figure it out pretty quick if there are super yummy treats inside. We like to use this as a tool also to test our our therapy and service potential puppies. This can tell us if they have good motivation to work and how much of an attention span they may have. 

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Bully Sticks

We provide a bully stick in our puppy bags when our doodles go to their new homes.  Bully sticks are a safe chew alternative to raw-hide and provide a few hours of chewing fun for puppies, especially during their teething stage around 5 months.  It also benefits your dog's dental health, keeping their teeth clean. Always get chews from the USA and if possible the odor-free version. 

Snuggle Puppy

The transition to a new home and family can be a tough time for a puppy. They can go from having other dogs around and enjoying their company to being the only furbaby in the house. We have found that snuggle puppies can soothe this transition and make them feel there is another friend there to support them while they get used to their new surroundings and human family. 

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Plush dog bed

Although we do not start our puppies with beds in their crates, these beds are perfect for their crates when they are older and until then can be placed outside of their crate for a comfy spot to chew their bones and toys in the family room. These beds are very soft and machine washable. They come out of the wash looking and smelling as good as new. These beds come in different colors and sizes to fit both size crates our doodles use.

Potty Bells

Puppies that participate in our Advanced training program are sent home with a set of these potty bells and a beginning understanding of how to ring them to go potty. With proper training, Labradoodles are quick to pick up this concept for housetraining and this is a great setup to begin training with any puppy using the included clicker. Our puppies are very familiar with the clicker training method and pick up new concepts quickly using this tool. 

Seat Belt Harness

Puppies that participate in our Advanced training program are expert little riding partners. It is important to keep your puppy secured in the car for safety reasons and seatbelts are also handy for training purposes. This harness and seat belt set keep your puppy secure in his/her own seat. Growing up this way, they are protected and well trained to ride in the car without roaming around and getting into mischief. This link takes you to the belt selection, don't forget to purchase the matching harness. Attaching a seat belt to a collar is  much less safe for any accidents that may occur. NOTE: We do not use or recommend harnesses for walking as this promotes pulling. We use them for car safety only.

Recommended Reading...

Here are a few titles we have found to be helpful along the journey of puppy-hood and beyond. Some have been proven a valuable asset in  fundamentals and some are just for some extra fun and bonding for you and your best friend.

 

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Home-made training treats! One of our trainer's makes these delicious doggy treats and uses them to train the puppies, they go crazy for them.

 

Treat Recipes 

 

Liver Treats

 

Thick cut beef liver  Partially frozen  

Sprinkle garlic on both sides

Microwave on both sides for 3.5 minutes (total of 7 minutes)  Cut into small pieces or strips and piece off. Make treats the size of raisins. 

Freeze and use as needed    

 

Poultry & Fish 

 

10 oz can of chicken  

10 oz can of turkey 

10 oz can of tuna

  2 eggs

  3 teaspoons of garlic powder 

1 & 3/4 cup of flour more or less to make a stiff dough

 

  Mix together and press flat on cookie sheet about 1/4 “ thick  Bake 250 degree for 30 minutes  Cut into quarters and turn over and bake another 15 minutes  

Cut into the size of raisins, refrigerate and freeze. 

 

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