We are so excited for you and your new pup! Before you bring home your new puppy and begin a lifetime of love and happiness together, there are a few things you'll need to prepare for their arrival.
Because we want to ensure our puppies thrive in their forever home, we've put together a list of the items we recommend you use to provide them the best care possible. This list is just a suggestion, and ultimately the supplies you choose should reflect the needs and preferences of you and your pup.
Check out our favorite food, toys, household supplies, and other resources below for giving your puppy the healthy and happy life they deserve!
Although as an Amazon Affiliate, a portion of your purchases from these links may benefit our breeding programs, Bluegrass Bernedoodles would never suggest a product that we would not use ourselves! You can be sure that every item on our shopping list of of the highest quality.
Collars & Leashes
Blueberry Pet 9 Color Options / Soft & Safe 3M Reflective Pastel Color Neoprene Padded Dog Collars. The loop tied to the logo is specifically designed for the purpose of attaching dog charms, tags, pendants or accessories. Use the size chart for the recommended weight range to confirm the size.
Blueberry Pet Color 22 Color Classic Solid Color Collection / Use the size chart for the recommended weight range to confirm the size.
We don't personally train with a harness but some of our families love them! This is a Step-In Air Dog Harness - All Weather Mesh for Small and Medium dogs. Comes in a variety of colors.
Stainless Steel & Silicone Rubber - The engraving sheets are created by 304 stainless steel, and it will never rust; the silicone rubber is very soft and well elastic, sturdy on collar. Laser Etched and Clear Characters - All personalized information is engraved by a laser and the characters are clear, easy, to read.
Made from recycled plastic bottles, this unique plush weave is soft yet strong. Available in 9 designer colors, inspired by Nature.
Not only is this a handsfree leash it's also great to have while you're training your dog and want to keep him close to you! Best for medium or large dogs.
Attaches to leash - ZippyPaws Leash Bag can be secured to most flat nylon/cloth leashes and rope leashes to cary 1 roll of dog poop pick-up bags. The small size makes this bag perfect to carry dog treats, keys, or other small items and accessories. If it gets dirty, this pouch is easy to clean - just machine wash and hang to dry.
Dog Seat Belt Harness, 2 Pack
Flexible nylon fabric bungee with buffer damping design could protect your dog from sudden brake. Note: The tab on the seatbelt is 2 cm, please check your buckle's size and compatibility before purchase.
Crates & Bedding
This is what your puppy has been used to. We love the crates that open like a garage door versus a normal door because we can leave it open without the door getting in the way. Another reason we love it, is because it folds straight down for easy storage or travel.
Single door folding metal dog crate with "Up & Away" garage door, dog crate is 43.5L x 28.5W inches. Convenient, super secure garage door style on dog crate lifts up & stows on top of the crate saving valuable space inside your home.
Pet Crate/End Table Comes in Black, Grey, White, and Brown as well as Small, Medium, Large, and X-Large. Made of ecoFLEX, a non-toxic recycled plastic-wood polymer composite material that won't warp, crack or split. Spindles made of stainless steel tubing and a stainless latch; double latches on large and X-Large Crates. Easy, no-tools assembly.
Ultra Plush pet Bed: Grey Ombre Swirl deluxe dog bed & cat bed works great as a stand alone pet bed or can be used inside a dog crate to create a comfortable pet home. Make sure to check the size before purchasing. Easy maintenance pet bed: Machine washable & dryer friendly pet bed includes a 1 year MidWest quality guarantee manufacturers warranty.
These are our absolutely favorite beds for our dogs! They give your dog a lift with the orthopedic support and comfort of a patented chew proof design. Dogs are kept cool in summer months because of air circulation underneath the bed and are lifted up off cold hard floors in the winter!
This exercise pen works great as a puppy playpen. It's portable and great for indoor & outdoor use, a black rust-preventive e-coat protects the dog playpen from the elements & included a ground stakes keep the pen anchored to the ground. This pen comes in multiple sizes, so make sure to check the size before ordering!
Rated "BEST OF THE BEST" for car seat covers. Waterproof & non-slip layer - special solid waterproof layer makes the seat bottom completely waterproof. Installs in seconds with quick-release clips and sturdy seat anchors. Hose it down, wipe down with a moist towel, or toss it in the washer to keep it looking fresh and clean.
Food, Treats, & Nutrition
Puppy Dog Food: The right balance of quality meat-focused proteins and animal fats. Active pre and probiotics for optimal digestion. Provides a natural transition to Whole Life Dog Food. Formulated for small to large breed dogs.
Adult Dog Food: Meat-focused, high quality protein sources. Fortified with glucosamine and chondroitin for healthy hips and joints. Packed with Omegas for healthy skin and coat.
Perfect poop is our absolute favorite thing to add to our dog's food. It reduces gas, stool odor, and bad breath. The fiber, probiotics, and enzymes help firm up their poop and support a healthy digestive system. Use discount code: Inspire.
Every puppy is born with an immature immune system. Bridge the gap with NuVet Plus Immune System Support. We highly recommend NuVet Plus to keep your puppy on the path to perfect health! It's not available in stores and is only available to the general public with an order code from an authorized pet professional. You can save an additional 15% and assure you never run out of NuVet by choosing the "AutoShip" option at checkout.
Diggin' Your Dog Firm Up Pumpkin Super Supplement for Digestive Tract Health for Dogs, 4-Ounce
Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets Probiotics Dog Supplement, Fortiflora Canine Nutritional Supplement
100% All-Natural Beef: Our trachea chews are made from high-quality, free-range, grass-fed beef. Promotes Dental Health: Durable and long-lasting, they scrape away tartar and plaque through chewing action. High in Protein: Each trachea chew is packed with protein to support a healthy diet for dogs of all sizes. Made of natural beef, these 100% digestible dog chews never splinter and are a totally safe alternative to rawhide.
Set of 2 stainless-steel food bowls. Holds up to 38 ounces each; perfect for dry kibble, wet food, or water. Rust resistant; offers a healthy alternative to plastic; doesn't hold orders. Dishwasher-safe for easy cleaning.
2 Pack Collapsible Dog Bowl
Foldable expandable food water feeding travel bowl
Dog Bowl Slow Feeder Stops Bloat
This helps your dog eat up to 10x slower! Improves digestion. These dog bowls naturally improve digestion by allowing dogs to forage for their food through the fun patterns and mazes! Veterinarian recommended.
Chris Christensen Long Pin Slicker Brush, 20mm (Large)
Light-weight solid bleach wood body with an easy grip handle, durable, firm cushion. Comes in various sizes. We LOVE this brush.
Show Tech Transgroom Tuffer Than Tangles Slicker Brushes
We'd heard good things about this brush and for a less expensive option we love it too! The material on the brush above is much more dense and cannot be chewed up by your dog, but this brush is a great starter!
Chris Christensen Oval Pin Brush, 20mm (Medium)
Light-weight solid bleach wood body with an easy grip handle, durable, firm cushion. Comes in various sizes. We LOVE this brush.
The pet hair brush detangling comb made from Natural Bamboo wood. It is anti-static and lasts longer than other plastic combs.
Cowboy Magic Shampoo and Conditioner
This shampoo is one of OUR FAVORITE things. A little goes a long way and step 3 is amazing for blow drying. It penetrates below the surface and restores moisture while strengthening the hair, resulting in a natural shine with a soft texture. The fast working ingredients breaks down dirt and unwanted matter quickly without damaging hair. Each of these items are available for purchase separately.
Touch of Mink Minksheen 16 oz Bottle Dog Cat Horse Pet Shampoo Yields Up to 1 Gallon of Shampoo & Conditioner Natural
This shampoo will create a full lush and plush feel to the coat. It removes dirt, grime, and odor and will also help make the coat stand up and look thicker and fuller.
Advanced veterinary formula designed to gently clean, deodorize and dry your pets ears. Gentle and safe for regular use which prevents ear infections, reduces wax build up, and removes debris in and around the ear. 100% convenient and alcohol free, soothing, and non-irritating disposable ear wipes for dogs over 12 weeks old. Reduce foul ear odor and prevents infection to keep your dog happy and healthy.
These gentle tear stain wipes can be used to remove dried mucus, secretions, and tear stains. They can be used daily to keep eye exterior clean. Helps reduce the risk of eye irritations and itching. No rinsing needed. Can be used on dogs and puppies over 12 weeks of age.
The shears are made by high-quality japan stainless steel, so the scissors are durable and sharp. These scissors reduce messy hair clutter as no pet hair gets caught between its blades, unlike other dog grooming scissors on the market. All in one pet grooming scissor set: The dog grooming kit includes - 7" thinning shear + 7" downward curved scissor + 7" upward curved scissor + 7" straight cutting scissor + 1 cleaning cloth + 1 pet grooming scissor bag.
Regular nail clippers will work while they're little, but this nail clipper is a must have once they get bigger. This is recommended by professionals, is an ergonomically designed powerful and easy-to-use pet grooming tool. The nail trimmer recommended by animal trainers, veterinarians, professional pet groomers, and thousands of satisfied customers as the best pet nail clippers on Amazon to use for medium and large dogs.
Portable Dog Paw Washer
How To Use: Stick pet's paws in the pet washer (one at a time), swish the water around or spin the container to engage the bristles, and then remove pet's paw. Dry the paw (if you like this isn't always necessary) and move on to the next paw. Add a bit of gentle soap to the paw washer or simply to use clean water.
Speed Pet Hair Force Dryer Dog Grooming Blower with Heater
Flexible hose can be expanded 73 inches. Comes with 4 types of nozzles.
Advanced Ear Cleaner
Epi-Otic may be used for routine ear cleansing in healthy ear canal or prior to administration of other ear preparations. A mild alcohol-free cleansing dry solution for routine maintenance.
Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Grooming Table
Comes with storage basket, adjustable grooming arm.
We have worked very hard to start your puppy off on the right track! BAXTER and Bella's Online Puppy School provides a seamless transition from our home and into yours by educating you on how to train and interact with your puppy in order to achieve the best possible results. Not only will you learn the skills you need to be successful, but your puppy will learn incredible manners and behaviors as well! The program is set up for you to complete the first two units BEFORE your puppy comes home and so we are recommending that you sign up soon and gets started right away! Use the discount code INSPIRE and instantly receive 25% off.
Great to deter chewing on furniture, clothing, and harnesses. Discourages fur bitting. Spray bottle for more coverage. Eliminates hot spots.
Dog training bells are proven to be an easier, fun, and a win-win way for your dog to communicate instead of barking, scraping or having to resort to more intrusive method. Easy on your ears to attend to your pet's nature call wherever you are in the house.
Although this Coupler is listed as a way to walk two dogs with one leash, we love to use it for training! When you're puppy is young you'll need to keep a close eye on him/her. This coupler works perfectly for that! Clip one end to your belt loop and the other end to the collar on your pup. That way they're able to stay right next to you at all times.
Nature's Miracle Sunny Lemon Advance Stain Order Eliminator
We LOVE this and it smells amazing. It's great for messes and works to eliminate tough stains and odors from dog urine, vomit, and other bio-based accidents. Sunny Lemon Scent: Dog odor control formula gets your home smelling clean again!
Slow Treater Mat Suctions to Wall for Pet Bathing
100% FDA-grade silicone. Nubs slow down licking. Wings for easy placement, tabs for easy removal. Dishwasher and freezer safe.
Nature's Miracle Non-Stick Advanced Jaw Scoop
Lightweight and easy to use. Picks up from all surfaces.
Prevue Pet Products Tinkle Turf / Available in Large, Medium, or Small
Benebone Dog Chew Toy
Made with 100% real food ingredients for irresistible flavor and scent. Fused 100% USA-sourced REAL BACON all the way through the chew. Dogs can tell the difference. Benebones are relatively hard and not edible. Ensure your dog has strong teeth and replace after reasonable wear.
Appropriate chewing: The KONG Puppy soft rubber formula is customized for a growing puppy's baby teeth and gums. This gentle, but long lasting toy helps satisfy instinctual needs and provides mental stimulation. By encouraging healthy play and satisfying instinctual needs. This toy helps solve chewing, separation anxiety, teething, boredom, weight management, crate training, digging, barking and more!
Teething Puppies: The natural KONG puppy soft teething rubber formula designed to soothe teeth and gums. This toy promotes chewing behavior by satisfying your puppy's natural instinct to chew.
100& All-Natural Beef: Our gullet sticks are made from high-quality, free range, grass-fed beef. High in Chondroitin and Glucosamine: These natural beef gullet sticks are shown to help with join health, never splinter, and are safe for your pet.
Bully Stick Holder - Interactive Dog Toy and Dog Safety Device
Chuck It Ultra Ball: Pack of 2
This ball toy for dogs entices play with high impact bouncing! Play fetch at the lake or pool thanks to the lightweight, buoyant design. Rubber ball for dogs has a textured surface and a thick rubber core for aggressive chewers yet soft on dog's mouth.
West Paw Durable Dog Frisbee Nearly Indestructible
High-flying-fun frisbee that is perfect for fetch and floatable - available in 6.5 inch and 8.5 inch. Soft on dogs' mouths but flies like a hard plastic frisbee. 100% guaranteed against dog damage by manufacturer. Made in America, recyclable and dishwasher safe. BPA-and-Phthalate-free, non-toxic and FDA compliant.
Adjustable Dog Treat Ball
This puzzle toy is great to keep your pups thinking! It can be used as a slow feeder or a way to dispense treats!
Hide a Squirrel Fun Hide & Seek Interactive Puzzle Plush Dog Toy, 3 Piece. Click buy now to see other animal designs!
These stuffing free dog toys won't make a mess while your pup pulls, tugs, and chews away. With a squeaker in the head and another in the tail, every bite has a delightfully squeaky treat. Click the button to see all 12 animal designs!
Lamp Chop Classic Plug Toy (3 Sizes)
Super plush that your dog will love. Squeaker makes a noise for added play fun. Great retro toy your dog will love!
Snuggle Puppy Behavioral Aid Toy
Helps with crate training by reducing negative behaviors such as whining and barking, which also helps YOU sleep at night. We believe in this product so much we give it to each of our forever families!
Tough Wood Alternative Chewing Stick
Petstages Deerhorn dog chew is made from naturally shed antler and carries taste and smell dogs love about antler chews, without the splintering of real antlers.
Himalayan Pet Supply Himalayan Cheese Chew
Squawkers latex rubber dog toys are a collection of funny chicken characters that come with an irresistible squawking squeaker your dog will love! These enticing dog toys are a great way to teach your dog appropriate play behavior while distracting them away from your personal belongings.