Premium pet food to get your new Cockapoo puppy off to a good start. I feed Diamond Naturals Small & Medium Breed Puppy Chicken and Rice. It come in the bag pictured above in sizes from 6 lb. to 40 lb. I will enclose a sample bag in the The Diamond website is http://www.diamondpet.com/our-brands/diamond/puppy/ & has a "Where To Buy" tab.packet you receive with your puppy. This food is not generally found at local Wal-Mart, PetSmart, etc. You will likely have to check w/ local farm/feed/co-op. The Diamond website is http://www.diamondpet.com/our-brands/diamond/puppy/ & has a "Where To Buy" tab.
If you change foods, you should wait to do it gradually after your puppy is adjusted to his new home. Please wait at least two weeks before changing foods. If and when you decide to change foods, please use ¼ new food to ¾ old food to start with & gradually switch over to what ever food you prefer. However, you absolutely should keep the puppy on the food cited above for the first two weeks before changing up food.
Food & Water Dishes- I prefer the stainless steel, non-tip variety. Easily cleaned up by placing in the dishwasher & less likely to harbor germs/bacteria.
A placemat to protect your floors especially the water bowl!
Treats - I love the Mother Hubbard brand available at Petsmart. My dogs love the P'Nutter & chicken flavors. Also, yogurt treats are much favored here.
A Collar and a Leash - I prefer the 6 foot length leash that's 1/2 - 3/4 inches wide. Please consider using a "breakaway" collar or harness with plastic clips that will unsnap in case your puppy gets hung up on something. A small harness and leash will be included in your puppy packet when you receive your Cockapoo Puppy. I personally prefer the harness to a collar because it prevents choking.
A crate or training kennel - I recommend a wire crate (about 24"x17"x20"). These fold down wire crates are available at Wal-Mart for approximately $45. Your Cockapoo puppy is accustomed to & has been staying in a wire crate here. Make sure you block off just a small portion for a puppy. The wire crates at Wal-Mart & most pet supply stores will have a divider so that you can make the crate size adjustable. When crate training your puppy, you want the area just big enough for them to stand up, turn around and lay down. If yours does not come with a divider, you can stack boxes in one in to limit the puppies' space. These crates are wonderful to create your pup's "home at home". It will provide him/her with their own space for quiet time, napping, etc.
steel toothed comb
shampoo (natural oatmeal or a puppy shampoo) & conditioner
doggie dental supplies (toothbrush & paste)
Flea, tick and parasite controls. Consult your veterinarian on the type and when to begin treatments. Some products are not as safe for young puppies. I recommend most Adams products, but they are not advisable for pups under 12 weeks of age.
The original Snuggle Puppy, celebrating 22 years of comforting pets!
Helps with crate training by reducing negative behaviors such as whining and barking, which also helps YOU sleep at night.
Helps pets transition to their new home and reduces stress caused by fireworks and thunderstorms.
“Real-feel” pulsing heartbeat and heat pack calm by appealing to natural instincts.
Machine washable on gentle cycle .