These links will take you to products that I recommend from Amazon.  I am an Amazon affiliate (which means that you can purchase the same products on this site as on Amazon and I get a small commission!) I have not used every single product here, but chose them because

  • I specifically have used and really like them.

  • Other trainers have recommended them.

  • They have four- and five-star ratings. 


This is a general list for all puppies.  Your puppy may not need all the products when you bring him home, but there are some that are essential.


Please call or email me if you have any questions or would like more information.

Please note I am an Amazon affiliate and make a small commission on the items listed here.




  • Water and food bowl – I prefer ones that are small at the top and large at the bottom so they are less apt to tip.          

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  • High quality treats – Training treats should be small, soft, and smelly.  You can get them precut (although you may have to break them into smaller bits) Get several different flavors in small

packages to see what your puppy likes… 

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  • …or cut them yourself (I call these Doggie Dope because most dogs LOVE them!)

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  • Chewing variety pack

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  • Food dispensing puzzle toys









  • Kong  

Teething stick

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Goodie bone



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  • Enzyme cleaner – Get a gallon of cleaner and also a smaller bottle – you can use gallon to fill the smaller bottle when it is empty.  A spray bottle is good for hard floors.  Don’t use a spray for carpets.  

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  • Fresh Patch - puppy potty box https://amzn.to/3biRO7j  If you want your dog to eventually toilet outside, this is the product I recommend.because it’s made with real grass and comes delivered to your door.

  • Pee pads https://amzn.to/2KgeoBI   These are large pads, which I recommend at the beginning so it is big enough for him to be comfortably on the pad.  If your puppy does not need the large size, then you can get smaller ones later on.



Crate -- You have two options – to get a crate that fits your dog now or one that will fit him when he is an adult.  Regarding the size, as an adult, he should be able to stretch out and stand up easily.  You can do an Internet search for the size of your adult dog to find out approximately how big he is going to get and buy a crate accordingly.  Remember that the height at the withers is the height along his spine and does not include his head, so you need to add inches for his head. Wire crates are good for dogs with long hair.

  • The wire crates come with a partition.   

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For small puppies and puppies with short hair, I like a “cave” that they can burrow into which keeps them warm.  https://amzn.to/2ROAqjn 

For larger puppies, I like a bed with sides because they seem to be more secure. 

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Exercise pen – Exercise pens need to be high enough so your dog cannot jump over them or climb up.This one may be used as both a pen and also be opened up to block a large doorway or passage between rooms. Get one at least 30” even if you have a small puppy because they can climb up shorter ones.




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  • Doggie door o

  • for a hinged door

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  • Brush --  Puppies don’t like the wire brushes because it is too rough for their delicate skin.  But they do need to be groomed, so I use a brush with bristles or plastic pins.  https://amzn.to/2KexLLv
    You can use the wire later on when your puppy’s hair has grown out.)  

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    Teeth brushing is an important part of hygiene, especially for small dogs or dogs with long hair around the muzzle.  Teaching him to have his teeth brushed as a puppy will help a lot with handling him as an adult dog.



  • Snuggle Puppy -- There are several of these in different colors.  I highly recommend these because they help your puppy avoid separation anxiety.  

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  • Stress reducers  

  • Adaptil

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RECOMMENDED READING FOR PUPPIES (You're gonna do the reading!)

My Puppy Books

  • Puppy Socialization 

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  • Puppy Potty Training 

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  • Puppy and Dog Potty Training - gold eBook award winner!

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  • Doggie Dangers

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  • The Other End of the Leash 

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  • My Smart Puppy

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  • Puppy Sleep Training

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Disclaimer: This article is for information only. It does not replace a consultation with a dog trainer, dog behavior consultant, or veterinarian and may not be used to diagnose or treat any conditions in your dog.


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