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Goldendoodle Puppy Supplies: What Do I Need for My Goldendoodle Puppy?

Goldendoodle puppy supplies: The ultimate list

Oh. My. Goldendoodle! You’re here scanning this post about Goldendoodle puppy supplies, which probably means you (or someone you know) is about to become a Goldendoodle parent and will soon be looking into the adoring eyes of a sweet Goldendoodle puppy. Congratulations!

close up of goldendoodle puppy face, photo

With two Goldendoodles in our own family as well as being an aunt to two more Doodle dogs, many Goldendoodle parents-to-be have asked me about Goldendoodle puppy supplies. So Happy-Go-Doodle Chloe (our family’s red Goldendoodle) and I decided it was time to put our hands and paws to the keyboard and create the ultimate list.

Our Goldendoodle puppy supply list is chock full of everything you’ll need for your Goldendoodle puppy. Toys, Goldendoodle accessories, crates, grooming equipment, treats—it’s all here.

Plus, at the end of this article, you’ll find a FREE printable checklist of Goldendoodle 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. We recommend that you buy the essentials for your Goldendoodle puppy before you bring your puppy home rather than wait. Here’s why:

  • You’ll be able to have everything you need assembled, washed, cleaned, or prepped before your Goldendoodle’s arrival.
  • You can choose a place in your home that will be your Goldendoodle puppy’s space and have it 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! This list of Goldendoodle supplies is organized by activity—play time, meal time, bed time, potty time, grooming time, and training time.

Goldendoodle puppy wearing a dog ID tag, which is one of many goldendoodle puppy supplies

Additionally, please think of this as a master list of tools for the long-term care of your Goldendoodle. Not every item is needed right away. But you’ll have a pretty solid idea of what supplies you’ll need as your Goldendoodle puppy becomes an adult.

Goldendoodle supplies: Playtime

Before we jump in to our list of Goldendoodle toys, please remember to supervise your puppy when she or he is playing with any puppy toy.

Puppy chew toy: 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.

Fetch ball: The question for many Goldendoodle parents is not whether to buy a ball, but how many! With the Goldendoodle’s Poodle and Golden Retriever heritage, many Goldendoodle puppies are natural retrievers and love to play ball.

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.

Puppy-sized Kong toy: There is a reason that Kong dog toys are staples in many homes. They 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.

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 list.

Goldendoodle puppy supplies: Mealtime

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 need to 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.

Airtight food storage container: This is a much more convenient way to store your puppy’s food and helps keep it fresh.

Stainless steel food and water bowls: We like stainless steel bowls for their durability and resistance to bacteria.

medium goldendoodle dog drinking from stainless steel water bowl, photo

As far as the size of bowls, it may seem logical to purchase the same size for both food and water. However, I use a small bowl for food and a large bowl for water. Here’s my logic: Chloe needs to drink plenty of fresh water throughout the day, but her food requirements are small.

In fact, for Chloe’s size (she’s a medium Goldendoodle weighing about 40 pounds), she eats one cup of food in the morning and one in the evening. It doesn’t take a very big food bowl to hold one cup.

Measuring cup or a kitchen food scale: A measuring cup probably isn’t a top-of-mind item on your list of what to buy for your Goldendoodle puppy. Here’s why I’ve included it on this list:

I love Chloe to the moon and back. I want to do everything in my power to help her live her best life— way beyond the average lifespan for a Goldendoodle. Keeping Chloe at her ideal weight can help her live up to two years longer! Measuring her food is a “cup of love” that helps me help her maintain a healthy weight.

For even more precision, some veterinary experts recommend a kitchen scale to measure your dog’s food.

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 US, 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 supplies: Grooming care

If you’ve done your homework on Goldendoodles, you know that they require a significant amount of grooming. You won’t need everything on this list right away for a Goldendoodle puppy, but as your puppy gets his or her adult coat, it will require considerable care. For more about grooming, please read my articles: Goldendoodle Grooming 101 and Cornstarch for Matted Dog Hair.

Puppy shampoo and conditioner: Puppies (and dogs) need a shampoo formulated especially for canines. Have a good quality puppy shampoo on hand before your puppy’s arrival.

Soft bristled brush: At first, 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 discuss in a couple of paragraphs.

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. I use this comb for both our Goldendoodle puppy and our adult Goldendoodle.

Dog mom combing a Goldendoodle with a dog comb

Chris Christianson brush: This brush was a game changer for us as I learned to groom my Goldendoodle at home. You can read our story here: 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.

Miller’s Forge nail trimmers: If there is one thing that I wish I would have done when Chloe was a puppy, it would be learning to trim her nails. Recently, I found Miller’s Forge nail trimmers (they cut like a knife through butter) and I took an online course on how to cut dog nails. It’s made a huge difference!

Pro Tip: Start introducing your puppy to dog nail trimmers early. As part of our puppy’s daily routine, I’m gently massaging her paws (nail trimmers in sight. Then I’m letting her approach and sniff the nail trimmers at her own pace. Then, I’m adding in touching the nail trimmers to each toe nail. By putting this routine in place now, I’m hopeful that my Goldendoodle will be set up for happy nail trims in the future.

goldendoodle sniffing dog nail trimmers which are an important puppy supply, photo

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.

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, I wanted to put it on your radar. You won’t need this right away, of course, but it’s something to consider.

Quick clean-up stuff

Enzymatic stain and odor remover: 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.

Paper towels, towels, small blanket: Yes, these are staples for puppies…because poop, pee, and muddy paws happen. Also, pack some towels and clean-up supplies in your car if you’re traveling with your puppy.

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 bedtime and naptime

Snuggle Puppy: The Snuggle Puppy mimics the warmth and sound of the mother’s heartbeat to reduce anxiety and increase comfort for your puppy. On our Goldendoodle puppy’s first night with our family, we placed the snuggle puppy inside the crate and our pupper laid next to it. It’s been part of her bedtime routine since then.

Apricot colored Goldendoodle puppy sleeping on a Snuggle Puppy dog toy inside a dog crate

Dog crate: There are so many benefits of teaching your Goldendoodle puppy to love staying in a dog crate. It’s an essential item on our list not just for puppy days, but also for scenarios like these:

  • An accident or illness where your Goldendoodle 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.

Dog toothbrush and dog toothpaste: Yes, Goldendoodles need their teeth brushed! Of course, brushing isn’t necessary right away, but please learn from my experience by checking out this story: How to Brush Your Dog’s Teeth.

Goldendoodle licking dog toothpaste off a toothbrush

Goldendoodle accessories

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 and the size of the rolled leather collar she wears now.

Goldendoodle sitting next to a puppy-sized dog collar and an adult dog collar

Goldendoodle leash: A simple leash that is 4′ or 6′ in length and clips to the collar will work as a “starter” leash.

Treat pouch: A dog treat pouch that you can wear around your waist is so handy to have for hands-free puppy training.

Goldendoodle supplies: 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. Also, you may want to join a Goldendoodle community on Facebook.

Goldendoodle supplies: Potty time

Training bell: This is not a must-have, but our Goldendoodle quickly learned 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 it herself.

Pooper scooper: It really does make picking up the poo in the yard easier.

Poopy bags: Stick a few in your pocket so they are always handy.

Goldendoodle supplies: 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.

And if you’d like to get inspired, please check out our dog-friendly travel articles about pet-friendly Amelia Island and pet friendly things to do in Eureka Springs.

Goldendoodle supplies: Safety and other important items

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.

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.

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 our puppy.

Puppy gate: 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, 3-panel foldable gates. It’s turned out to be one of our best new puppy purchases 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.

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.)

Your vet’s phone number: Once you’ve selected a vet, keep the number in your contacts list too.

A name as perfect as your Goldendoodle

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.

And don’t miss out on your shopping list of Goldendoodle stuff…

Goldendoodle Puppy Supply List

Goldendoodle Puppy Supply List

Yield: One Happy Goldendoodle Puppy

Happy-Go-Doodle's® complete list of Goldendoodle supplies, toys, grooming products, and dog accessories to help you get prepped for "Golden" Doodle days.

Materials

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

GROOMING TIME

  • 🔲  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

DOG ACCESSORIES

  • 🔲  Puppy Collar 
  • 🔲  Puppy Leash - 4' or 6'
  • 🔲  Comfort Zone Vest
  • 🔲  Rolled Leather Collar (For Adult Goldendoodles) 
  • 🔲  Clicker for Clicker Training

TRAINING TIME

  • 🔲  Zak George YouTube videos
  • 🔲  Books: Zak George's Dog Training Revolution
  • 🔲  Treat Pouch 

Potty Time

  • 🔲  Training Bell - Potty Bell
  • 🔲  Poopy Bags
  • 🔲 Pooper Scooper

TRAVEL TIME

  • 🔲  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! ❤️

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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GGof9

Sunday 13th of December 2020

I am loving this expansive list of information and supplies....so very helpful for doodles owners as well as many other breed owners. I can definitely relate to standing in pet shops trying to figure out which collar, which brush and which toys will work for my newest furry family member. Thank you for sharing what you've learned with others.

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