Puppy Supply List

Items To Prepare You For Your Puppy

For your convenience, Flying Feather Farm has put together a clickable list of items you should consider to purchase before you bring your puppy home.  If you would like to shop in person, here is a list of things you should purchase.  Otherwise, click on the links below to purchase the products we recommend.
 

For more information about the selection of the listed products, please see below:​
Puppy Culture

We strongly recommend each new puppy owner to purchase this DVD set, which will educate you on the protocols, process and training  your 
puppy has been introduced to from birth to 8 weeks old,  it will also, educate you on what and how to proceed for the next 4 weeks.  The Puppy Culture Program is a 12 week program to instill "Emotional Intelligence" in your puppy by giving us as breeders and puppy owners the tools to provide stability, communication, enrichment, skills and intellect techniques to shape your puppy's future for success.

                                    

 Nutrition
Just about everyone enjoys a good meal, dogs included!! Variety, taste, smell and texture are important to us all.  Knowing that breeding dogs need a special diet to provide good nutrition, red blood cell replacement, balance and variety, we choose a raw/fresh diet.  It’s not a diet for every dog, but it works well for us and our program.  When we looked for a dry dog food to supplement for balance and dense nutrition we were introduced to pawTree.  Our puppies have done very well being weaning to pawTree Real Chicken & Oatmeal Recipe.  The kibble size is great for puppies and well liked by adult dogs, this is a great choice for your puppy to 7 years old dog.   PawTree is not available through local retailers, but can be purchased through my account at the link above.


Diamond Naturals Small Breed Puppy Dry Food is another choice for good daily nutrition.  With this choice you will need to  transition your puppy to the adult dog food by 2 years old.  Diamond Naturals is available through Chewy, Amazon, Tractor Supply Company and Rural King retailers.

 You may consider adding water to the dry food/kibble to help soften the mix until pup’s teeth are fully in, feeding 3 (breakfast, lunch, & dinner) times daily, 1/4 – 1/2 cups at each feeding. 

Any dog food you choose, please check its ingredients and reviews HERE Please do not choose dog food with a rating below a "4".  This is a great resource to be sure your pup is receiving a good dog food that is nutritionally sound.

Puppy Treats are a nice addition, especially for training.  Please DO NOT give any rawhide products, as they can swell in the digestive tract and can cause obstruction and/or perforations.  Natural peanut butter (no process types such as Jiffy or Skippy) is a great high protein treat, loved by dogs, given in small amounts, lightly coated on treats or toast, in small bite sized portions. Plain scrambled eggs, diced steamed broccoli, green beans, sweet potatoes, are all nice additions to top-off puppy’s dry food if you choose.  Remember, just like humans dogs need a sound balanced diet and can become bored with the same food long term.  Always provide water for your pup and adult dogs, especially between feedings.

You will receive a full FEEDING RECOMMENDATIONS instruction sheets in your puppy folder at pick-up.

Supplements

To assure your puppy gets off to the right start, they have been enjoying NuVet Plus Wafers every day (they love the taste). Continuing this daily regimen is the easiest and best way to keep your pet on the path to good health!  Please order prior to receiving your pup.  NuVet Plus provides optimal health and a strong immune system, it also supports proper development as well as a beautiful skin and coat.   You can also save an additional 15% and assure you never run out of NuVet by choosing the “Autoship” option at checkout. 
 

 A sample of the vitamins will be provided and literature for ordering if you choose at time of puppy pick up. It’s best to have NuVet on hand to start when your puppy arrives home.  Your puppy has been started on NuVet Wafers at Flying Feather Farm during the weaning process.


Medication
Pet Armor (generic Frontline)- can be used to treat flea/ticks after 8 weeks old.  It’s very effective in controlling fleas and ticks, and far less expensive than Frontline.  This product can be purchased at Walmart or through Amazon.  GANA doesn’t support or allow oral Flea/Tick products before your dog is 2 years old.  Unless you live in a warm or hot climate where these pests are active all year, we suggest using flea/tick products from Easter to Thanksgiving, halting use during the winter months.

Heartgard Plus- used to control heart worms, hookworms and roundworms. Please do not start until tested by your vet for heart worms when your puppy turns 1 year old. 

Littering
Your puppy has been trained using a litter box containing Natural Pine Pelletized chips (from TSC Stores), and a doggie door for outside elimination.  Take your puppy outside frequently, especially until he learns his new surroundings and can communicate his needs to you in a familiar way.  Until your puppy is housebroken, it's best to use one specific door and either puppy pads or a litter box placed nearby to help avoid accidents if no one is around to respond to your puppy's need to be let outside.  Remember, puppies will have accidents, lots of them, be patient and provide opportunities to train your pup for outside elimination. Your puppy will need to go outside 10 minutes into playing, 15 minutes after eating, immediately upon awakening and about every hour until at least 12 weeks old.

Grooming
We recommend bathing your puppy as often as needed, any grooming that is done daily helps the pup get use to the idea, rather than struggle with the process.  Choose a puppy shampoo that is mild and always rinse well, "No Tears" products are best to use.  Their toes nails will grow fast and learning how to clip their nails yourself can save you that expense.  Watch a YouTube video HERE, to learn the process and buy good nail clippers.  We also recommend a steel comb, with only one row of metal teeth for your ease of grooming goldendoodle puppy/dog.  Comb your dog daily.  A slicker brush,  is a pet grooming tool used on dogs, with the primary purpose of getting rid of any debris, loose hair and mats/ knots in the fur. It is typically rectangular in shape and has fine wire bristles, packed tightly together. Each wire bristle is angled slightly as to not scratch the skin. Your environment will likely dictate how you keep your goldendoodle's hair.  Living on a farm with grassy pastures, deep sticker filled woods and fields, has us grooming our goldendoodle daily.  Keep your dog’s face, ears and hind end groomed no matter if his hair is long or short.  It makes for a healthier, happy doodle.  A great Instagram site to follow is zoomgroom_anna, she provides tips and instruction for doodle grooming.

Start to brush your puppy’s teeth upon arrival at home, usually before breakfast is best.  They will adopt to this process with time and consistency. This is a good LINK for general dental puppy care.  Puppy’s toothbrush can be purchased at most pet suppliers, Amazon, Chewy or Walmart or use a child sized "soft" toothbrush.

Products
Puppy and adult dog bedding is very important.  It’s for the well-being and comfort of your pet and yet, needs to be practical for cleaning for us.  Most dog beds do not wash well due to the stuffing or padding content.  We’ve found great beds that your pet will love and you’ll love the ability to wash and keep clean.  We have 2 WASH N' ZIP PET BEDS and love the concept!  The owners of this small family business are offering FFF puppy owners a 15% discount as a special web offer.  


It’s a good idea to crate your puppy at least until your puppy is fully housebroken, when puppy must be left alone, and to establish a secure area for him/her to go.  We’ve found a crate that has adjustable dividers works well.  Please remember your puppy will grow fast, for our mini/small puppies 30" crate.  For medium/standard puppies 36-42" would be best.  A tough crate bed that may last through your puppy's chewing stage is also recommended.
 

 

Online Training
Stonnie Dennis Puppy Training videos found on YouTube are one of the best training series for sound methodology, tips and good common sense techniques.  Stonnie is a top trainer and offers practical advice and example how to train your puppy in several series of videos found HERE.