A List of Basic Doodle Supplies:
• I will confirm the name of the puppy food when the puppies are five weeks old – we’re currently using Taste of the Wild High Prairie Puppy Food
• Healthy treats should be limited to training only. A piece of kibble or cheese.
• Stainless-steel non-tipping food and water bowls
• I.D. Tags with the contact information for yourself and your veterinarian
• An adjustable collar (small for the mini sproodles, medium for all others) or harness and a 6-foot leather or nylon leash.
• Dog shampoo – I actually use Suave shampoo with a small loofah
• Spray-on hair conditioner for a softer, easier brushed coat – needed for an older puppy
• Brushes (pin type not slicker) and nail clipper
• Cleanup supplies such as a stain remover, paper towels, deodorizing spray
• Chew Toys – hard rubber. The best toys are Busy Buddy line – I like the adult toys even for puppies.
• An expandable indoors crate for the crate training. This way the crate can grow with the puppy. I recommend a 30″ crate for the Mini Sproodles, a 36″ crate for the larger Doodles
.• An exercise pen for assistance in crate training (I recommend placing the puppy in the pen in a place where you want the puppy to potty for life. When you take him outside, carry him and place him in the pen so he doesn’t go anywhere else. Do this for a week or two and that will become the primary potty place.