The first week with your new puppy will be busy. Plan on taking some time off work to help your pup through this transition. Your puppy will demand much attention. He/she will be whining the loss of litter mates, his/her mother, and the humans he has been with since birth. It’s your job to fill that role, ease the transition, and bond with your new companion. It’s time to visit the pet shop. Don’t wait until you have your puppy; go now! Walking into the pet shop can be overwhelming. There are so many options, and inexperienced workers who don’t know much about dogs. Your bill can quickly add up if you’re buying all the wrong things.

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AussieDoodle CrateEvery puppy needs a crate!

We suggest getting two crates; one for the bedroom and one for a common area like the kitchen. We like the midwest crate because it is safe for puppies.

Food Bowl

Puppies sometimes eat too quickly. A bowl like this will help make feeding time last longer and aid your pet’s digestive process.

Puppy Bed

Your puppy will have times where it wants to snuggle up in it’s bed, and other times it wants to find a cool hard surface on which to sleep. We suggest buying cheap beds at first, because your puppy will most likely treat it like a toy including a bed. When your puppy gets older and stops chewing, then you can buy a more expensive bed. Most puppies do NOT like a bed in the crate.

Flexi Gate

If you need to block off a larger opening than a doorway, this gate might work for you.

Litter Pan

We litter box train our puppies and potty training your puppy will be easier if you use the same set up we do.
If you have a tractor supply close, this is the pan we use. Or, you can use a tray from a dog crate.


We suggest getting the smallest leash possible. The more heavy the leash, the more it will annoy your puppy and make it harder to leash train. We suggest the 3/8″ wide leash. Let your puppy get comfortable in your home for a few days before starting leash training. Leash training should be started in the house, not outside.

Slicker Brush

Easy to Clean Pet Grooming Brush Removes Mats,dander and trapped dirt,Rotatable Slicker Brush-Easy to clean various places Suitable for Long and Short Hair.

Dog toothbrush

Dog dental kit is gentle yet effective in reducing tartar buildup, eliminating dog’s bad breath, and whitening and brightening your dog’s teeth.

Zukes Treats

For young puppies, each morsel should be cut into 1/4ths.

Dog Harness with Seat Belt

Most puppies don’t like being restrained in the car, but sometimes it is necessary for their safety. If your puppy gets car sick, don’t restrain or contain it. Puppies are much more likely to get car sick if they can’t move around freely (just like humans).


The KONG Classic red rubber toy helps satisfy dogs’ instinctual needs and provides mental stimulation. Healthy play is important for dogs’ physical and mental development, emotions and behavior. By encouraging healthy play and satisfying instinctual needs, this toy helps solve chewing, separation anxiety, teething, boredom, weight management, crate training, digging, barking and more.

Treat Pouch

Dog treat pouch outer material is high quality 600D oxford cloth with PVC-coated. The inner lining is made of heavy duty nylon that can be pulled out fully for emptying crumbs, wiping or rinsing.


Our Puppies love this little guy

Food and Water Bowls

These bowls are easy to clean and dishwasher safe. Most of all, they are difficult for puppy to spill.

Puppy Playpen

Your puppy will hate being contained, but sometimes, you just need a break!
This is the same playpen we use at AwesomeDoodle and so far it is safe and no problems.

Potty bells for door knob

Train your dog to jingle the bells to ask to go outside.

Pine Pellets

We use pine pellets in our litter box trays. If you have a tractor supply close, they are very inexpensive. If not, any brand pine pellet will work fine.

Doggie Disc

We’ve tried a dozen different dog discs and this is the best one we have found.

Bully Sticks

Dogs love em!

Snuggle Litter Mate

Helps puppy sleep at night and not feel so lonely by simulating a litter mate.

Portable Water Bowl

Great for long rides in the car.

Bitter Apple

Helps discourage puppies from chewing on furniture.

Dremel Nail Trimmer

This rotary tool is a pet nail groomer and grinder that offers a safe, effective, less stressful alternative to using clippers on your dogs nails.

Crinkle Squirrel

The cute plush squirrel dog toy with bright color, greatly attracting your dogs and keeping them entertained.
This comfort toy is safe, soft, lightweight and it measures about 11 inches, perfect for puppies.

Treat Dispensing Game

This entertaining and engaging dog treat dispenser toy is an interactive puzzle that trains smart dogs to learn sequential steps for more challenging play.

Nature’s Miracle

You’re gonna need it. When puppies are little, they are like babies and they don’t “think” about where they are peeing, they just do so when they feel the urge. Don’t punish a baby puppy for peeing on the floor. Just clean it up and move on.

Spot Vac

If you’re getting a new puppy, you’re going to need this.

Puppy Gate

We like this gate because it looks nice and is easily adjustable.

Metal Comb

Versatile combs are an essential tool for fluffing, detangling, and removing dead hair.


We typically recommend you take your puppy to the pet shop to buy it a collar. Don’t let your puppy on the floor if it’s not fully vaccinated. If you want to buy your collar ahead of time, get a light, small collar with a plastic clasp. You can start with the extra small, and then get the small. Let puppy get acclimated to your home for a few days before putting on a collar (making it uncomfortable at first).


We suggest you wait until your puppy is about 12-14 weeks old before buying a harness for it. When your puppy is little, a harness is usually too distracting for them. If you want to buy a harness, it’s best to take your puppy to the pet shop after it’s had all its vaccinations, and try on some harnesses to see which one you like the best.

Puppy Shampoo

Burts Bees Puppy Shampoo and Conditioner cleans, soothes, softens, and conditions your puppy’s skin and coat.

No Pull Harness

Helps dogs not pull so much on a walk.

Dog Seat Belt

Most puppies don’t like being restrained in the car, but sometimes it is necessary for their safety. If your puppy gets car sick, don’t restrain or contain it. Puppies are much more likely to get car sick if they can’t move around freely (just like humans).

Treat Dispensing Ball

The open design & stretchy rubber material of this dog ball for toy fits treats of all shapes & sizes, and gets them engaged during playtime.

Elk Antler

Shed by roaming elk, Barkworthies elk antlers are hand selected, cut, and sanded down to a premium, safe sized chew for your dog.

192″ Gate / Room Divider

Fits opens up to 192 inches wide and stands 28 inches tall.

Below our our top favorite AussieDoodle toys, submitted by our Puppy owners on our facebook group.