Congratulations on the purchase of your new puppy! Here are all the items that I rely on to give my dogs the best possible care. I recommend that you make these purchases before coming to pick your puppy up for the smoothest possible transition to her new home.
If you are not a first time Doodle owner, chances are you have several of the items listed below already. This shopping list is simply a guide for what you might need. Keep your dog’s size (both now and in the future) in mind as you purchase supplies, but feel free to choose colors and styles that fit your preferences! We are not suggesting that all of these items are absolutely necessary, but want to give you ideas of the tools we’ve found to be helpful in our own families and with our own puppies.
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Crockett Doodles has partnered with Baxter & Bella online puppy school to help you get off to a great start with your new fur baby! Start preparing early before they arrive at their new forever home.
We have recently partnered with Puppy Kindergarten® in the Charlotte, North Carolina area. The Puppy Kindergarten® curriculum covers: Potty Training, Crate Training, Leash Training, Safe Socialization, Puppy Handling, and Basic Commands.
A dog crate can be helpful for potty training your dog, as well as providing your dog a home within your home. Although I don’t recommend that you keep your dog in the crate for long periods of time, as it interferes with normal behavioral development, crate training is highly recommended. Castle Crates is the absolute gold standard for luxury dog crates. They have partnered with a few premium breeders, including Crockett Doodles. Castle Crates has a huge variety of build options (bunk bed crate, executive desk crate, corner crate, etc) with beautiful finishes and high end materials. Their pricing is reasonable for high quality furniture (crates start at $595 before your discount).
The craftsmen at Castle Crates make truly furniture quality crates that you will be excited about having as a special place for your dog. They’re far safer than traditional crates and way nicer looking. Castle Crates are hand made in the United States by top notch craftsmen. If you’ve never considered a furniture dog crate for your fur baby, you should read their convincing argument at Castle Crates. Check out www.CastleCrates.com to see the appropriate sizing and style for your new best friend. Once you have purchased a furniture quality dog crate from Castle Crates, it will be hard for you to imagine that you ever considered putting your dog in a plastic or wire-mesh crate. You can get 10% off your entire purchase by using the code: CrockettDoodles10. Castle Crates also works with Crockett Doodles customers to sometimes deliver the crate directly to the family where you will pick up your pup (saving you on shipping costs).
TLC Whole Life Health Biscuits with Glucosamine & Chondroitin will maintain their optimum body weight and nutrition levels while protecting joint and skeletal health. There are no by-products or chemical preservatives added, just all-natural ingredients that are fortified with vitamins and minerals to promote the overall health of your pet. The fine chewing particles of Whole Life Health Biscuits naturally scrub and clean the tooth surface, leaving shiny teeth and fresh breath.
While I sincerely hope this will never happen to your pet, you’ll never know where pests are lurking. For dogs that don’t like to take pills and owners who don’t like to administer them, Seresto kills and repels fleas and ticks for 8 continuous months in one easy-to-use, non-greasy, odorless collar. Quickly kills fleas within 24 hours of initial application and reinfesting fleas within 2 hours. The Seresto collar is water-resistantand remains effective following a shampoo treatment, swimming or after exposure to rain or sunlight.
For large dogs over 18 lb – check out this version instead.
If you find that you do have a pest problem, I would recommend this control spray that offers prevention and treatment in one safe, effective spray. As an alternative to monthly chemical treatments like drops and pills, this spray is the natural flea and tick treatment that both kills and repels with no toxic effects to pets or children! Plus, it also stops itching and scratching, comforts dry skin and hot spots, and is pH balanced for healthy skin and a fresh smelling coat. Wondercide natural flea, tick & mosquito control kills the flea lifecycle. Use on your pets, bedding, carpeting, upholstery, and other surfaces around your home to ensure full elimination anywhere adult fleas may have jumped and eggs may have fallen. In addition, it will not stain pets, furniture, or flooring.
Your new puppy needs a clean, supportive place to sleep. We use Kuranda Dog Beds for our dogs. They’re easy to keep clean, supportive and best of all, they’re guaranteed chew proof. Because it’s an elevated bed it has the added benefit of being the best tool to have if you train your dog to “Go-To Place”. If you plan to purchase a Kuranda bed, use any of our links to the Kuranda website and 5% of your order will be donated to Warrior Canine Connection. This is a wonderful organization that trains dogs to be companions to War Veterans with PTSD.
If you’re going to use a crate, it’s best to put a bed in the crate that the dog can’t chew. You also want one that’s supportive and comfortable for your dog but also easy to clean up if your puppy has an accident. Kuranda makes a great Crate Bed that does all of this.
When you shop through any of the provided links, Kuranda will donate 5% of
your order to Warrior Canine Connection.
The Wash ‘n Zip Pet Bed is unlike any other product we’ve used. It’s easily and entirely launderable and has multiple uses (as a dog bed, as a crate pad, as a furniture throw, as a blanket, as a car seat cover). There is no annoying cover to remove…just unzip and throw in the washer. It aids with flea & odor prevention. It also fits nicely on the Kuranda Dog Bed and will provide additional comfort. You may also want to add the Puppy Proofer to help deter your puppy from chewing off the bed’s zipper.
Use coupon code CROCKETT for a 15% discount on this item.
Meet the ultimate sanitizing machine to keep you and your pup safe and healthy. Doodles (along with their humans) are susceptible to viruses and can bring germs and contaminants into your home.
We have partnered with Crockett Doodles to offer the Air & Surface Pro. It is the #1 solution for air sanitization and virus elimination. Millions of users daily depend on ActivePure® technology. This technology destroys 99.999% of harmful environmental elements, such as DNA and RNA viruses including SARS-CoV-2 (novel coronavirus), Canine Parvovirus (CPV-2), Swine Flu (H1N1), Avian Bird Flu (H5N8), Hepatitis A (HAV), and mold and bacteria, on surfaces and in the air in less than 30 minutes while people are present without adding chemicals! Simply plug in, turn on and your pup (and your home) will be safe and clean. Learn more below. Use the Coupon Code: Doodle22 for a special Crockett Doodles discount on our Air & Surface Pro.
Bully sticks are fully digestible so they make a better treat for puppies than rawhide to satisfy their need to chew. They are made of one ingredient—beef. Because bully sticks are made from tissue that is fully digestible, it is a safe alternative to antlers, which can break teeth, rawhide rolls, which can cause blockages, and cooked bones which can splinter. No growth-hormones and no cheap fillers. To prevent loose stools because of a quick change in diet, introduce slowly to avoid tummy upset.
Whether you’re going to the vet or on a flight across the country, traveling with your dog can be stressful for you both. This medium-size carrier expands on the front, back & sides to give your pet a roomier, more comfortable travel experience in a car or underneath the seat of an airplane. Check with your airline for specific travel requirements, but we can say if your pet doesn’t fit in this, they can’t fly under your seat.
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Cubist inspired art and wearables, featuring lots of gifts for Doodle and other animal lovers. Make your happy place happy!