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Shopping for Puppy

BestPet Black 40 Heavy Duty Pet Playpen


You will need a safe place to put your puppy anytime that you can not watch him. Playpens keep puppy out of harms way and help with potty training. Shown are popular examples.  An eight panel pen is recommended so that your puppy will have plenty of room as he grows.

Dog Playpen


Puppy Crates

Your Puppy needs a safe place to sleep at night, at least until he is full grown. Adult dogs like to use their crate as a "retreat" where they can feel protected and rest.  

Be sure to purchase a crate that will be big enough for your dog when full grown.  He should be able to stand up and turn around with ease. 

Crate size suggestion for an adult 

Mini:  21" H x 19" W x 30 L.
Small medium:  25" H x 23" W x 36" L


Puppy Crate with dog

Crate Pads

Crate Pad with Dog

These beds are favorites among our doodles.  They are soft, cozy and hold up well in the washer.


Crate Pad



Your Puppy has been eating FROMM GOLD Puppy. This is quality nutrition at a great price. Please do not buy Large Breed, it will have too much calcium for a Mini to Small Medium Labradoodle. Fromm can  be found in higher end pet food stores such as Mud Bay.  Amazon also carries it or you can click the link below to find a retailer.


Why we love it:

  • High-quality ingredients with a modest price.

  • Every ingredient list begins with meat. 

  • The FROMM line includes several formulas with grains included. The FDA warns against grain-free diets for dogs.  Grain-free is thought to contribute to heart disease.  Be sure to ask at the store which formulas have grain included.  

  • There are a vast array of flavors to switch back and forth from to provide variety.

  • This company prides itself on freshness.


Take advantage of the time while waiting for your Puppy to come home by learning how to care for him/her ahead of time.  The following books are highly recommeded reading. 

Potty Training Book

Potty Training

This is a must have Pamplet!
It is a quick, easy read, less than 4 dollars and is packed full of useful information.  We highly encourage everyone to order this ! 

Puppy Training

The Puppy Primer

The Puppy Primer is a humorous and user friendly guide to helping your puppy develop into a polite, happy and well mannered dog.  It's teaches humane and effective ways to start your puppy out on the "right paw".  ;)

If you have extra reading time, How to Behave So That Your Dog Behaves is another good choice.  

How to Behave So That Your Dog Behaves

Got Kids?

Raising Puppies & Kids Together is a parents guide to creating a positive and safe environment for both the puppy and the child. 

Raising Puppies & Kids Together is a parents guide to creating a positive and safe environment for both the puppy and the child. 

A Kids' Comprehensive Guide to Speaking Dog is a fun, interactive book for the whole family to help everyone understand canine communication.

Children book speaking dog
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