Bringing Home A Puppy

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Preparing to bring home a puppy your puppy shopping list.

Here are some items that you should consider when preparing for your puppy.

 

 

GENERAL SUPPLIES:

 

-Old blankets for crate, and a blanket to cover a wire crate as puppies like the dark den feeling.

-Ear wipes, EcoEars Natural Ear Cleaner 

-Nail Clippers for nail care

-Slicker brush

-Hydrogen Peroxide -if necessary to induce vomiting for emergency situations

-100% Pure Canned Pumpkin from the grocery store-pumpkin is a good source of fiber when a puppy has diarrhea or constipation, a tablespoon or two with every meal for a few days will help alleviate symptoms. Freeze excess in ice cube trays or sealed container for future use.

-Baby Gate(s)

-Bitter Apple-bitter taste deters puppy from biting and chewing

-Pooper scooper and bags

-Stain/Odor cleaner

- Storage bin for dry food

 

 

-Adjustable Nylon collar with plastic clasp-puppy 10-14 inches size for a medium to medium standard doodle, 6 foot leash

-The Gentle Leader is a great product for puppy training as it keeps the dog from pulling while on a walk most appropriate to use after puppy is six months of age and older.

-I.D.Tag-be sure to change the name/address on your microchip this information will be in your puppy pack with your puppy's vet chart 

-Crate for crate training-Petmate is a brand we use and is of good quality, medium size 24 x 24 x 36

-Travel Crate for car until puppy is big enough to wear a car harness.

-Training books, we will provide one book to start there are many good selections of training books. 

-Make vet appt for new puppy, wellness checkup and begin search for quality groomer in your area we consider good grooming an aspect of good doodle health.

-check out puppy classes/obedience training which puppy can start after the 3rd set of vaccines are complete

-LOTS OF LOVE AND PATIENCE

 

 

FOOD, SUPPLEMENTS,TREATS & TOYS:

At Ruff'n Ready Doodles we feed our puppies and adult dogs TLC Pet Food brand. 

TLC Pet food is rated as a 4.5 star on The Dog Food Advisor and is an affordable brand of dog food. The food is ordered online and delivered to your home. 

Our coupon code 111110-1025 will give you a $5 discount off your purchase to get you started!  https://www.tlcpetfood.com

Puppy food, we feed our puppies TLC Pet Food brand puppy food and will provide a sample portion to last for 1 week.  Puppies can be fed the puppy food from 9-12 months of age then switch to TLC all stages for the adult food.  

 

It is best to start with the same brand of food if you choose to change brands to better suit the needs of your puppy add the new food to the brand puppy has been on to transition over a the course of 7 days MINIMUM to prevent digestive issues and from puppy getting diarrhea. Grain free food is recommended for the doodle diet although TLC does contain some grains we have had no issues with this food. 

We recommend feeding the same food that your puppy has been started on for at least the first year of life. It's best not to change your puppy's diet, especially not within the first few months in your home.  Changing a diet too quickly can not only cause tummy upsets and messy stool, but it can affect how your puppy grows -- we trust the TLC brand for proper and optimal puppy growth.  Please consider keeping the same food that your puppy is already eating.

 

We will send your puppy home with a food sample of TLC Puppy formula enough for one week if you choose to switch to another puppy food brand.  

If you are following our recommendation of staying with the TLC brand -- please ask us about additional savings that we exclusively offer to our puppy customers!

 

We believe in supplements to help with puppy development and growth.  We add probiotics in with our puppy food and our affiliates of NuVet labs where we purchase our supplements.  Samples of these products will be included in your puppy pack. 

 

As the puppy gets older and has their permanent teeth we feed raw marrow bones which are great for cleaning teeth.

Commercial treats we only recommend good quality treats from a pet store or homemade dog cookie recipes. Keep in mind too many treats and/or too rich of treats will cause stomach upset in your puppy.

-Small portions or tiny soft treats work best for training

-Medium or Large Kong Toys

-Bully sticks for chewing

 

GROOMING SUPPLIES:

-Pin or Slicker Brush

-Medium tooth comb

-Toothbrush kit

-Puppy Shampoo, conditioner, grooming spray

-Ear Wash Solution

-Nail Clippers with nail guard