PUPPY PREPARATION SUPPLY LIST
These are the items we use and recommend. We've categorized, prioritized and provided links to make your shopping easier. (You're welcome :)
Order these items a few weeks ahead of bringing your puppy home
CURRENT PUPPY FOOD
We are alway researching
the very best options for our puppies in a food that is also accessible for puppy parents to purchase. We are feeding Nulo grain free Puppy Turkey & Sweet Potato at this time and our puppies love it! ( Read our nutrition page regarding grain free)
NuVet Immunity Booster
This supplement is a huge benefit to combat stress and boost your puppy's immune system while transitioning to his new home, getting vaccines and doing life! Order code 36018
FOOD & WATER BOWLS
Clean daily & always have fresh water available! Our dogs seem to prefer porcelain and ceramic over metal.
Nulo training treats are tiny and soft - best for younger pups. The Stewart's freeze dried beef liver is great long term and can be easily cut into smaller pieces. Nulo freeze dried is also excellent crumbled into food for extra nutrition.
If you choose to crate train: Size 36" is perfect for Medium Australian Labradoodles, and 30" for minis
Wash 'n zip bed/crate pad
This bed is amazing. It zips open to cover a car seat or sofa, and for washing.(Also makes into a great impromptu picnic blanket:) Use code: JUNIPER to receive 15% off! (medium size fits in both 30 & 36" crates)
TOYS, TOYS, TOYS!
Toys are fun for you and your puppy. We have found it works best to rotate toys for variety. Buy toys that do not have pieces that can cause a choking hazard.
THE PUPPY PRIMER
This is an excellent guide to raising a puppy! Read before you pick up your puppy, you won't have time afterwards! :)
PUPPY POTTY STATION
Super helpful while transitioning your puppy to go potty outside. These are simple, easy and work well. If you want to duplicate exactly what we use here; scroll to the bottom of this page.
Fabulous stuff, it really works! Clean up the "oops, sorry" accidents with this and eliminate odor. Puppy will be less likely to return to the same spot!
This snuggly puppy works like a charm! It comes with a heat pack and battery operated heartbeat to comfort your puppy during the night.
BITTER APPLE SPRAY
No need for scolding! Just pre-spray anything vulnerable to your teething puppy's path; base boards, furniture, your shoes...
MINK SHEEN 4 IN 1 SHAMPOO
Our favorite shampoo!
Very concentrated, a little goes a long, long, long way. Natural pest repellant and beautiful shiny coats all in one!
Natural flea, tick, & mosquito repellent. These products work fantastic and are safe for kids, pets & parents! 3 scents to choose from, our favorite is lemongrass.
SAFARI NAIL TRIMMER
Trim nails every 2 weeks to keep quicks from growing out. This is a must for a healthy dog.
We love Chris Christensen's 16mm T-Brush and stainless steel comb. These are great products and are made to last forever.
You will use these to trim your pup's hair that grows upward from between his eyes and can obstruct his vision. Or use blunt tip scissors (See our Grooming page)
BLUNT TIP SCISSORS
Safety first! Puppies, by nature, are a bit wiggly:) (See our Grooming page)
Detangler & Shine Apply a very small amount after baths for incredible shine - and can be used to detangle while brushing. Smells wonderful!
SAFARI DE-MATTING COMB
Use during the transition from puppy to adult coat - just on mats only - not on entire coat as this will strip out the coat.
LIQUID HEALTH - K9 EAR SOLUTION
This ear wash is safe and effective in maintaining healthy ears.
TEP - Terrific Ear Powder
Use very, very sparingly and only as needed in moist climates to maintain ear health
PUPPY HOME PREP & TRAVEL
See our Bringing Puppy Home page for more information. We keep Airline Approved puppy carriers in stock and can pack and prepare for your travel ;)
AIRLINE PET CARRIER
Medium size is approx
16"L x 11" W x 11"H
and fits under the seat in front of you. Airlines charge a pet fee and require pre notice for carry on pets. Make sure to call your airline to be prepared!
Very helpful when first introducing your puppy to his new environment. Works well inside the home to create a smaller space for potty training. 30"
SOFT SIDE FOLDABLE CRATE
We use this crate to transport puppies in the car and it folds up easily when not in use. 30" size is great for mini and medium pups. If you continue to use a crate for travel; mature medium dogs will eventually need 36" size. Available in many colors.
This is the Puppy Potty Station set up we use at Juniper Ridge. This works well for us with multiple puppies and is "Industrial Strength". If you live in a climate where going outside for potty training isn't going to work well or you need a long term solution for an elderly dog, or whatever the reason... these are links to how to build a pretty foolproof station. Place a pee pad inside the tough plastic drip pan and cover with the epoxy coated wire shelf/rack. These work together perfectly. NOTE: In our opinion the grass tray potty station listed above in our Highly Recommended section is simpler, less expensive and easier to manage for a single puppy.
REGENCY WIRE SHELF
This shelf works perfectly over the drip pan. The non-stick surface is easy to clean, it is heavy enough puppies cannot move it, and strong enough to be stepped on.
PUPPY PEE PADS
We use these charcoal activated 24X24" pads. They are cost effective and fit perfectly in our tray system.
WIRTHCO DRIP TRAY
This 24X24" heavyweight polypropylene pan is a perfect fit under the epoxy shelf.
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