Items to Prepare You For Your Puppy

For your convenience, Fox Creek Farm has put together a clickable list of items you will need to purchase before you bring your puppy home.   If you would like to shop in a brick and mortar store, here is the list of things you should purchase.  Otherwise, click on the links below to purchase the products Fox Creek Farm recommends.

Wire crate with adjustable panel so the crate can grow with your puppy
Crate cover
Crate bed - not to be used for the first few months
Bed for outside the crate
Water bowl
Food bowl
Nylon collar and 6 ft. leash
Retractable leash
Harness
Shampoo
Slicker brush
Metal comb
Waste bag tote and bags
Dental care kit
Nail clippers
Stain and Odor eliminator spray
Ear cleaner
Ear powder
Bitter Apple deterrent spray
At least 5 appropriate toys


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Petites-24" wire crate - crate and cover available in pink, blue or black
Minis-30" wire crate - crate and cover available in black
Medium-36" wire crate -crate and cover available in black
Standard-36-42" wire crate - crate and covere available in black
An adjustable divider is a must and not all crates come with one.
A travel crate (plastic) for car travel and to have an extra crate at home - 18.96" for micro petites & petites, 24.6" for minis and mediums, and 28.01" for standards.
K9 Ballistics dog beds are the toughest ones I have used and may last through your puppy's chewing stage.
2 Bowls for water & food-ceramic is the best for cleaning and not being spilled
Harness-small for micro petites, petites, & minis, medium for mediums and standards
Retractable leash suitable for up to 77 lb. dogs for bathroom outings
Regular 6 ft. leash for walking
Waste tote and bags for your walks outside your yard
Personalized collar-small should fit all size puppies, choose a color to match the leash



Slicker brush - large - this is my all time favorite brush
Nail clippers - clip nails monthly
Metal comb - 7.25 inch - for use after the slicker brush to find matts forming
Matt Zapper - expensive, but worth it. This brush can help avoid a shave down.
Potty bells are the quickest way for your puppy to learn to ask out.
Chew Deterant-a must have!
Ear Powder-for use after a bath to remove added moisture causing ear infections
Toothbrush-to keep plaque from forming
Frontline Plus - for use from Easter to Thanksgiving

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Trash cans need to have lids to keep puppies out!

A variety of safe toys, alternate which ones you put in the crate so your puppy is always occupied.
Squirrel toy is recommended by Fox Creek Farm Doodle families!
Travel carrier for planes and cars- large for all size puppies.  Many colors are available.
Xpens for outdoors or for kitchen use when you can't 100% supervise play time.  Get a 36" as most puppies can climb out of a 24" by 10 weeks of age.

Nicer crates and gates to blend better with your furniture
Sprayers that hook to faucets make bath time easier

Escape proof harness. It isn't for young puppies, but comes in handy for walks with puppies that are a little older, and of course adults.  I love mine!

For use during light supervision such as in the kitchen while you cook dinner.  A puppy should not be left in an xpen completely unsupervised.  I would recommend a 36" tall one for minis and larger and a 24" one for petites and micro petites.
I give probiotics to all my adult dogs and puppies daily.  It boosts the immunesystem and aids in digestion just to mention a few beneifts.
 
Harness that works with your seat belt and is recommended for all car rides.  Start with a small.
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