Dog Crate: size appropriate, smaller the better, you can alway buy a bigger one later for them to grow into! Or the ones with the dividers in them work well! Our Pick
Dog Toys: Your choice! Try your local pet store and support a small business, or a US based company like PawTree.
Leash: A short drag line which is a light weight 4 or 6 foot nylon leash (we usually get the “small” 6 foot leash or the “medium” 4 foot leash) No extendable leashes... they hinder your puppies training because they do not establish boundaries and can lead to accidents when walking in areas with lots of traffic.
We like: Nylon Buckle Collars. We don’t get too fancy with our puppy collars. A simple nylon buckle collar does the trick. After all they’ll out grow their collar in no time. Basic Collar by Blueberry
A simple stainless steel food and water bowl will do the trick.
Puppy Comfort: blanket/towel for your puppy’s crate. It’s easiest to start with a towel or blanket, in case of accidents. Later on switch to a dog bed that fits the size of your crate! Frisco Pillow Dog Bed
Chews: A good dog chew will help redirect this unwanted behavior until your puppy matures and sheds his puppy teeth. Our favorite dog chew for both our puppies and older dogs are Bully Sticks!
Flea & Tick Meds: We like Frontline Plus. Make sure you talk to your vet before applying any flea/tick meds to your puppy. QUICK TIP: We’ve actually gone back in forth between Frontline Plus and Advantage. At one point the fleas became immune to the Frontline Plus so make sure and consult your vet and find the best option for your puppy!!
Poop bags! Preferably biodegradable. Our Picks!
Depending on the breed/breed combo you may need specialized brushes and combs to keep a well groomed coat. If not, your dog’s fur can get knotted in a very short time (not really an issue with the Springer Spaniels, more so with poodle coat type breeds) We have 5 brushes/combs we use with our Cocker and Springer Spaniels:
Basic Two-Sided Pin Brush – we have used with all of our dogs.
Slicker Brush – for removing mats and tangles our Miniature Poodles/Cocker Spaniel’s long coat.
Paper Towels: We like to grab a roll of paper towels for everything. We use a combination of microfiber towels and paper towels to keep things clean around the house.
Gate: We like Regalo Baby Gate: Gates are a great way to keep your puppies confined to only certain rooms in your house. It’s easier to train if you let the pup only have access to small parts of the house and then slowly graduate to larger areas. The key to potty training is confinement to smaller areas of the house at the beginning. Regalo easy step walk through gate
Puppy Chow - Our Puppy Weaning Process: From Birth to You!
Our puppies start out fat and happy on their momma's milk, but at about three weeks it's time to begin the weaning process! We start with green tripe, and ground bone-in chicken. We introduce a small amount of PawTree Chicken and Brown Rice, as well as beef and pork at around four weeks. We then add beef and pork to the mix, as well as bone-in chicken wings. Next, liver and other secreting organs and PawTree's Superfood Seasoning. By the time our pups are fully weaned, they are ready to be transferred to either a complete raw diet or solely to PawTree Chicken and Brown Rice. The Chicken and Brown Rice Recipe is a complete nutritional source with the correct ratios of protein and fats, so we usually recommend that our puppy families continue to feed this recipe for approximately one year. Afterwards, an evaluation can be done to see if the pup could benefit from a lower fat recipe, or additional protein source. Of course, any of the different Superfood Seasonings can be added on top of the pup's food for a dash of flavor and nutrients!
Our babies are adopted quickly, so reach out to reserve your furever friend or to ask any questions. All deposits are non-refundable, with the exception of extraordinary circumstances, in which case a partial refund will be discussed.