1.

Dry Food: Purina Pro Plan Sport

30/20 Formula - Chicken

(purple and black bag)

2.

Wet Food: I feed dry food to my adult dogs. I recommend having a can of wet food on hand in case your puppy encounters some stress and pickiness in the first few days.

3.

Immunity Builder: NuVet Labs. We give our dogs these

vitamins and highly recommend them. They help with puppy

immunity levels before they have all of their shots too!*Use order code 51072

4.

Bowls, toys, chews. We like cow ears, antlers and nylabone, soft squeek toys.

5.

Leash and collar: We recommend an adjustable nylon

collar to start. Puppies grow quickly!

6.

Shampoo: We recommend baby shampoo or tearless

puppy shampoo.

7.

Brushes: Pin brush, slicker brush and comb.

Our favorite brush is a Chris Christiansan slicker brush!

8.

Bedding: We recommend starting with old towels 

until the puppy is housebroken.

9.

Ear Powder: Poodles grow hair inside their ears and it needs to be cleaned out. This powder helps you to get it out in between groomings. We can teach you how!

10.

Crates: We recommend the Midwest, Lifestages

crate. It comes with a divider so it can grow

as the puppy grows. 

 

*Standard Poodle Puppy Size: 36L x 24W x 27H

*Miniature Poodle Puppy Size: 24L x 18W x 21H

11.

Travel crate: We recommend a soft crate. They are

lightweight and fold up easily.

12.

Groomer: Take some time to meet some groomers in your area or ask around to friends and neighbors for recommendations. It is nice to have a groomer that you trust to know that your puppy will have a good experience at the groomer.

13.

Veterinarian: Similarly, it is a good idea to find a local veterinarian that you know and trust. Recommendations are always the best way to choose. Once you know the date you will be picking up your puppy, you can have a vet appointment set up for a day or two after. 

*If you live nearby we highly recommend our vet, Dr. Berkowitz. Old Shore Animal Clinic, Port Washington, NY. (516) 767-1490

14.

Trainer: Training starts the first day you bring a new puppy home. Whether you plan on using a private trainer or going to group classes, it is a good idea to have something in place before you bring home your new puppy. 

 

Just remember: they should not go to group classes until they have had ALL of their shots.