Goldendoodle puppy supplies: The ultimate list
Oh. My. Goldendoodle! You’re here searching for Goldendoodle puppy supplies. So that probably means you (or someone you know) are about to become a new puppy parent—and will soon be looking into the adoring eyes of a sweet Goldendoodle puppy.
Congratulations! We’re so excited for your new adventure.
With two Goldendoodles in our family and two more Doodle dogs in our extended family, we’re not new to puppyhood.
In fact, many dog parents have asked us about Goldendoodle puppy supplies.
So Chloe (our family’s red Goldendoodle), Sadie (our family’s newest addition to our family), and I decided it was time to put our hands and paws to the keyboard to create the ultimate list of puppy supplies that we use, love, and recommend.
Our Goldendoodle puppy supply list includes everything you’ll need for your puppy. Teething toys. Goldendoodle accessories. Dog crates. Grooming tools. It’s all compiled for you right here.
Plus, at the end of this article, you’ll find a FREE printable checklist of Goldendoodle puppy supplies. Please feel free to use it as your shopping list.
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When to get your Goldendoodle puppy supplies
But first things first. Let’s talk about when to do your new puppy supply shopping. We recommend that you buy the essentials for your Goldendoodle puppy before you bring your puppy home rather than waiting until after the big day. Here’s why:
- You’ll be able to have everything you need assembled, washed, cleaned, or ready for your Goldendoodle’s arrival.
- You can choose a place in your home that will be your Goldendoodle puppy’s space and have it all ready.
- You’ll have more time to help your puppy settle in and get comfortable rather than making last-minute trips to the store.
What do I need for my Goldendoodle puppy?
So let’s dive in! For easy scanning, our list of Goldendoodle supplies is organized by activity— meal time, bed time, potty time, grooming time, play time, and training time.
Also, some of these supplies aren’t essential for your puppy’s first day home. But, since you’re in the shopping mindset, we think you’ll appreciate knowing what you need now, and what you’ll need as your puppy grows.
Goldendoodle puppy supplies for bedtime and nap time
1. Dog crate
There are so many benefits to teaching your Goldendoodle puppy to enjoy the security and comfort of a dog crate. It’s an essential item on our new puppy supply list—not just for puppy days, but also throughout your furry bestie’s lifetime.
Besides using a crate for bedtime, naps, and times when you’re away from home, here are a few scenarios where crate training is so beneficial for dogs:
- An accident or illness where your dear dog must have an overnight stay at the vet.
- Surgeries that require “strict crate rest” as prescribed by your veterinarian.
- A natural disaster where you need a safe place to keep your dog in the hours following the event.
For all these reasons, a dog crate is at the top of our essential items to buy prior to puppy’s arrival.
2. Snuggle Puppy
Next, let’s talk about how help your puppy feel comfortable in his or her crate at bedtime.
On our Goldendoodle puppy’s first night home with our family, we placed a Snuggle Puppy inside the crate and our pupper laid next to it. It’s been part of her bedtime routine every since.
3. Dog toothbrush and dog toothpaste
While a dog toothbrush and dog toothpaste isn’t necessary for your puppy’s first days at home, it makes our list of dog supplies because brushing and dental care is such an essential part of caring for the long-term health of our puppers.
Yes, Goldendoodles (and all dogs) need their teeth brushed!
Of course, brushing your puppy’s baby teeth isn’t necessary right away, but it’s a good idea to speak with your vet about when to start brushing your dog’s teeth. For inspiration and to understand why I’m so passionate about toothbrushing, check out my story and learn my pearls of wisdom (that I learned the hard way) on how to brush your dog’s teeth.
Need supplies for every age and stage of your Goldendoodle? Take a look at our Goldendoodle supplies list. All products in the store have been used and recommended by us and our Doods.
4. Puppy collar
Your new Goldendoodle puppy will need an adjustable collar that easily attaches to a dog leash and holds your puppy’s ID tags. But what size?
I remember standing in front of all the collars at the pet store thinking, “What size collar should I get my Goldendoodle?” If you’re wondering the same thing, maybe this will help you:
Our Goldendoodle puppy weighed eight pounds and her first collar was 9″ long. In the photo below, you can see the size of her first puppy collar compared to the size of the rolled leather collar she wears now.
5. Dog leash
A simple leash that is 4′ or 6′ in length and clips to the collar will work great as a “starter” leash. Think of this first leash as an all-purpose leash that you can use for taking your puppy out to go potty, to the vet, etc.
6. Cross-body leash
The cross-body leash has been a game changer for our family! We used this style of leash to keep our puppy close to us while inside our home. For example, there are times when you need to be hands-free while keeping your inquisitive puppy nearby and out of trouble. The cross-body leash makes this possible!
Goldendoodle puppy supplies for mealtime happiness
7. Puppy food
Before your puppy’s arrival, speak with the shelter or reputable breeder and ask for the exact brand and formula of puppy food that your puppy is eating.
Then ask your veterinarian about the quality of the food and whether you will need to make a switch.
If your puppy needs to transition away from the current puppy food to another formula, your vet will outline how to transition slowly to avoid tummy upset.
8. Airtight food storage container
An airtight food storage container, isn’t a must-have puppy supply, but it is a much more convenient way to store your puppy’s food and helps keep it fresh.
9. Stainless steel food and water bowls
We like stainless steel bowls because they are durable and resistant to bacteria.
10. Measuring cup or kitchen food scale
A measuring cup might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of puppy supplies. But it comes in handy for more accurately measuring your puppy’s food. Here’s why it’s a staple in our home and makes our Goldendoodle supply list…
I love our Goldendoodles to the moon and back. I want to do everything in my power to help them live their best lives—way beyond the average lifespan for a Goldendoodle. Just by keeping our dogs at their ideal weight, they can live up to two years longer!
So that measuring cup is a daily “cup of love” for our puppers.
Now, for even more precision, some veterinary experts recommend a kitchen scale to measure your dog’s food.
11. Training treats
Goldendoodle puppies are eager to learn and eager to please you. Training treats are essential for teaching your puppy…positively. We like treats that are small, soft, made in the USA, and have very few ingredients.
If you have any questions about which treats are right for your Goldendoodle puppy, talk with your vet at the first puppy wellness visit.
Goldendoodle grooming supplies
You’ve probably done your homework on Goldendoodles, and you know that routine Goldendoodle grooming is part of the fun of being a Doodle parent.
While you won’t need everything on this list of grooming supplies right away, we wanted to get this on your radar so you can plan for adding the best products to your grooming “toodlekit.”
Puppies (and dogs) need a shampoo formulated especially for canines. Have a good quality puppy shampoo on hand before your puppy’s arrival. We’ve used the Chris Christensen brand of dog shampoo for over five years and love the soft feel of our dog’s coats.
Also, for a good value shampoo, we’ve used the Wahl puppy shampoo as well.
13. Soft bristled dog brush
When your Goldendoodle is a puppy, the goal of brushing is simply to help your Goldendoodle puppy get used to the concept, experience the feel of brushing, and make it fun. Since it is less about the brush itself and more about the act of brushing, just having a soft bristled brush on hand will work. Later, you’ll probably want to invest in a high-quality slicker brush, which we will discuss in a couple of paragraphs down.
14. Steel pet grooming comb
It seems like brushes take center stage when pet parents think about grooming. But a good comb is equally as important. We love the Andis steel comb. As you can see in the photos below, I use this comb for both our adult Goldendoodle and also for our Goldendoodle puppy.
I’ve been grooming my adult Goldendoodle at home for many years now, and I’ve used the Chris Christensen slicker bush for the last five of those years. (Yes, the same one. It’s lasted that long.) It was a game changer for me. You can read more about why I think it’s the best brush for Goldendoodle grooming.
Since the Goldendoodle puppy coat is soft and easy to manage, you won’t need this brush right away. I recommend it after your puppy begins the Goldendoodle puppy coat transition.
16. Miller’s Forge dog nail trimmers
If there is one thing that I wish I would have done when my now senior Goldendoodle was a puppy, it would be introducing nail trims earlier. That’s why dog nail trimmers make this list of Goldendoodle puppy supplies.
A few years ago, I found clippers that cut like a knife through warm butter—the Miller’s Forge nail trimmers—and I took an online course on how to cut dog nails without blood, sweat, or tears! Both have been a game changer for happier nail trims.
Of course, you won’t have to trim your puppy’s nails right away! Consult your vet on when your puppy’s first nail trim is needed and how often. Your vet may even offer to show you how to properly cut your dog’s nails.
17. Styptic powder
If you trim your puppy’s nails, it’s a good idea to have styptic power on hand. If you accidentally clip the quick (the blood and nerve supply of the toenail), styptic powder helps control the bleeding.
18. Dog grooming table
If you decide to groom your Goldendoodle at home, a dog grooming table makes it so much easier. Of course, this isn’t a purchase you need to make immediately. But I wanted to put it on your radar. We purchased the Flying Pig Grooming Table and have loved it!
19. Puppy paw wipes
If you’re traveling some distance to pick up your puppy, you may want to pack some puppy paw wipes in the car. On our trip home with our Goldendoodle puppy, we used the puppy wipes to clean her paws after each potty break.
Goldendoodle puppy supplies for potty time
Your puppy will have accidents in your home. Cleaning up after an accident with an enzymatic cleaner makes it less likely that your puppy will sniff out the urine smell and want to return to the same spot.
21. Training bell
This is not a must-have, but our 5-month-old Goldendoodle puppy quickly learned how to use a training or “potty bell” to tell us when she needed to go out. We simply rang the bell and said, “Potty” each time we took her out. Over time, she started ringing the bell herself.
22. Pooper scooper
It really does make picking up the poo in the yard easier.
23. Paper towels and bath towels
Yes, these are staples for puppies…because poop, pee, and muddy dog paws happen.
24. Poopy bags
Stick a few in your pocket so they are always handy.
Goldendoodle puppy supplies for playtime
Before moving on to our favorite Goldendoodle toys for puppies, it’s important to mention that toys should be used under supervision. Our motto? Safety first and happiness will follow!
25. Puppy chew toys
The Kong puppy binky has been a huge hit for our F1 Goldendoodle puppy, the newest member of our pack. The soft rubber allows her to get a good grip with her puppy teeth.
It’s important to mention that if you are a multi-dog family, the binky isn’t designed for adult dogs, especially heavy chewers. Keep the binky for the youngsters only.
26. Puppy fetch balls
The question for many Goldendoodle parents is not whether to buy a fetch ball, but how many! With the Goldendoodle’s Poodle and Golden Retriever heritage, many Goldendoodle puppies are natural retrievers and love to play ball.
27. Treat dispensing dog ball or toy
A treat dispensing toy is a great way to slow down mealtime for your puppy. The Bob-A-Lot tops our list of interactive food dispensing toys.
28. Puppy-sized classic Kong toy
There is a reason that Kong dog toys are staples in many households—ours included!
Kong toys are durable, easy to fill with a puppy treat, and most puppies love them! The Classic Kong Puppy Toy shown below is designed for puppies and made from a softer version of the Classic Kong rubber.
29. Flexible flyer (frisbee)
The Kong Classic Flyer is one of our faves since it is durable and, most importantly, flexible for a gentle-on-the-dog’s-mouth catch. This toy isn’t a must-have for early puppy days, but frisbees have been such a hit with our Goldendoodle, we’ve included it on our new puppy supply list.
Household essentials for your puppy’s safety
Goldendoodle puppies are very curious. You may want to place puppy gates or baby gates around your home to minimize the places where your puppy can explore. (Always supervise your puppy and make sure gates are puppy safe and securely fastened.)
For our Goldendoodle puppy, we purchased two Pawland extra wide dog gates. It’s turned out to be one of our best new puppy finds because they’re so versatile. We’ve used them side by side to create a small play space, separately in front of room entryways, and even outside on our patio.
31. Dog first aid kit
Safety first and happiness will follow is one of our mottos at Happy-Go-Doodle®. A dog first aid kit is part of that philosophy and a common sense item to have in your home.
32. Pet insurance
There are many different points of view about pet insurance. Personally, I wouldn’t go without it. If you don’t get insurance, please consider starting a puppy emergency fund.
33. Puppy ID tag
No one wants to think about a new puppy getting lost. But if the worst happens, having a puppy ID tag with your contact information on it could be a lifesaver.
You can find a wide variety of puppy ID tags that can be personalized on Amazon.
Additionally, you can talk with your vet about microchipping your puppy.
34. Animal poison control phone number
Accidents can happen so quickly. Now is a great time to add a pet poison control phone number to your contacts list on your phone. If you’re not familiar with a pet poison control hotline, you can check out the one at ASPCA.org. (Note: Using their hotline number may require a consultation fee.)
35. Your vet’s phone number
Once you’ve selected a vet, keep their number in your contacts list too.
Goldendoodle puppy supplies for training time
In the weeks counting down to your Goldendoodle puppy’s arrival, you can start getting prepped by watching puppy training videos and reading books. A couple of our favorites are Zak George’s YouTube puppy training videos and his dog training books. To go along with training, you may want to consider purchasing a dog treat pouch that you can wear around your waist. It’s so handy to have for hands-free puppy training.
Goldendoodle puppy supplies for travel time
Will you be traveling with your new puppy? You might want to have a travel bag at the ready. Here are some travel time supplies that we keep packed in a travel bag: Collapsible food and water bowls, travel-sized food pouch, poopy sacks, travel toys, paw wipes, and a car safety harness or travel-sized crate.
A name as perfect as your Goldendoodle puppy
Now that you have a good start on what to buy your puppy, you may be ready to think about what to name your sweet Goldendoodle. Check out our list of 500+ Goldendoodle names, 250 dog names that end in Y and IE , 101 human names for dogs, and vintage names for girl puppies.
Goldendoodle puppy supply list
That’s a lot of puppy stuff! To make shopping easier, print out this list and check each item off as you make your purchases. You’ll be glad you have some of your shopping done before bringing home your new Goldendoodle puppy.
PLAYTIME: Puppy Toys
- 🔲 Fetch Ball
- 🔲 Treat Dispensing Dog Toy
- 🔲 Puppy-Sized Kong Toy
- 🔲 Kong Classic Flyer
- 🔲 Kong Wubba Toy
MEALTIME & SNACKTIME
- 🔲 Puppy Food
- 🔲 Airtight Food Storage Container
- 🔲 Training Treats (Soft)
- 🔲 Stainless Steel Food & Water Bowls
- 🔲 Measuring Cup or Digital Kitchen Scale
- 🔲 Puppy Shampoo & Conditioner
- 🔲 Steel Pet Grooming Comb
- 🔲 Chris Christianson Brush
- 🔲 Miller's Forge Nail Trimmers
- 🔲 Dog Grooming Table
- 🔲 Styptic Powder
QUICK CLEAN-UP MATERIALS
- 🔲 Enzymatic Stain and Odor Remover
- 🔲 Paper Towels
- 🔲 Blanket
- 🔲 Towels
BEDTIME & NAPTIME
- 🔲 Dog Toothbrush & Dog Toothpaste
- 🔲 Dog Crate
- 🔲 Snuggly Puppy
- 🔲 Puppy Collar
- 🔲 Puppy Leash - 4' or 6'
- 🔲 Comfort Zone Vest
- 🔲 Rolled Leather Collar (For Adult Goldendoodles)
- 🔲 Clicker for Clicker Training
- 🔲 Zak George YouTube videos
- 🔲 Books: Zak George's Dog Training Revolution
- 🔲 Treat Pouch
- 🔲 Training Bell - Potty Bell
- 🔲 Poopy Bags
- 🔲 Pooper Scooper
- 🔲 Collapsible Food Bowl
- 🔲 Collapsible Water Bowl
- 🔲 Car Safety Harness or Travel-Sized Kennel
OTHER IMPORTANT ITEMS
- 🔲 Dog First Aid Kit
- 🔲 Pet Insurance
- 🔲 Dog ID Tag
- 🔲 Puppy Gate
- 🔲 Poison Control Phone Number
- 🔲 Your Vet's Phone Number
- 🔲 Visit HappyGoDoodle.com for more helpful hints.
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10. Endless amounts of your tender loving care! ❤️
Enjoy every minute of preparing for your puppy’s arrival
Thank you for taking valuable time out of your day to learn about preparing for your Goldendoodle puppy’s arrival. We wish you many “Golden” adventures ahead!
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