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Puppy Essentials

When adding a new puppy to your family, there’s a lot to learn! Doodle breeds are incredibly loyal, affectionate, intelligent dogs. They are hypoallergenic and eager to please, which makes Doodles superior family dogs, even for individuals with allergen sensitivities. However, each family should be prepared for the new experiences involved when adopting a Doodle breed.

As an experienced pet professional, I have created an extensive list of Puppy and Doodle Essentials. This guide will help you prepare for adding a new Goldendoodle puppy to your home.

Essential puppy supply list:
  • Wire Crate
  • Foldable Exercise Pen
  • Snuggle Puppy & toys
  • Puppy feed bowls
  • Puppy feed
  • Slicker brush & comb
  • Size small collar
  • Cotton Leash

1. Your Puppy’s Home

Creating a safe, welcoming space is essential for your new Doodle puppy! You will need a crate for use during potty training or whenever you can’t directly supervise your new puppy.

Foldable Wire Crate

I recommend a wire-sided crate with a removable tray and adjustable divider. For a Standard Doodle, I recommend the 42-inch or 48-inch crate; for Mini and Medium Doodles, 36-inch. This see-through crate will give the puppy a sense of security without closing him/her off from the family environment. If you like, you can add a small blanket or towel to this crate for bedding, and a non-destructible toy like a Kong to keep him/her busy. The crate’s space should only be large enough for the puppy to stand, turn around, and lie down comfortably. The limited space reduces accidents because the puppy will not want to soil his/her bed. This encourages pottying outside.

Collapsible Exercise Pen

If you do not have a securely fenced yard, or your yard is extensive, I also recommend a wire exercise pen for your puppy’s potty breaks outside. This prevents wandering/distraction and the risk of losing Puppy! You can also keep this pen in the house to keep your puppy safe and out of trouble while you’re busy. This pen should be helpful for the first several months. Just monitor your puppy and make sure he/she can’t climb out!
Puppy Essentials