New Puppy Checklist

Below is a list of puppy essestials that will help you get started. Having a hard time finding everything you need for your new puppy? Visit the DHL Store. We have done all the shopping for you and have chosen high quality, yet cost-effective supplies. 

Comfort & Safety

  • Crate pad (sherpa)

  • Appropriate size wire crate with a divider.  

  • 30”L minis, 36”L mediums, 42” standards

  • X-pen (puppy play pen)

  • Adult collar/harness and leash (we send home a starter puppy collar/leash)

  • ID tag

  • Flea & tick treatment

Nutritional Needs

  • Puppy food:  Taste of the Wild-High Prairie Puppy

  • Food & water bowls

  • Food scoop/storage bin

Grooming Supplies

  • Pin brush

  • Slicker brush

  • Comb

  • Nail clippers

  • Ear cleaner

  • Blunt edge scissors (for trimming around eyes)

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Toys & More

  • Chew toys (Kong, Nylabone)

  • Fetch toys (tennis balls, Jolly Ball)

  • Plush toys with squeaker (Labradoodles LOVE squeaky toys)

  • Chew treats (bully sticks, smoked knuckle bone)


  • Puppy Pads

  • Nature’s Miracle stain and odor remover

  • Pooper scooper

  • Pick-up bags (for public places)


  • Find a positive reinforcement trainer to come to your home within the first two weeks.  Click Here on how to find the right trainer

  • Training books & videos.  

  • Training treats.  I like Zuke’s Mini Dog Treats.


Puppy Proofing Tips

One of the most important things you should do before your Australian Labradoodle puppy comes home is to make your home and property safe for your puppy.  Below are a few suggestions on puppy-proofing your home.  Click here for a complete list.

  • Get on your puppy’s level.  Lay on the floor and get a “puppy’s view” of your home. You will see first hand what they might discover.


  • Protect your puppy from any toxic plants (I send home a list).


  • Move trash cans out of reach of your puppy.  Items like sanitary supplies and razors can be hazardous.


  • Look for any drowning hazards. Full buckets, bathtubs. keep toilet seats down.


  • Move all cleaning supplies and medications up and away.


  • Secure and elevate electrical cords.  Puppies love to chew on electric cords. Electrical cords can cause burns in the mouth.  You can buy cord concealers, use PVC pipe or cable wrap to eliminate the hazard.


  • Be aware of poisonous human foods (I send home a list).


  • Falling risks. Be careful not to leave your puppy unattended on a bed, couch, etc.  They can easily injure themselves falling.  Secure stairs with a baby gate.


  • Elevate and secure cords for draperies and blinds.  They are a strangulation risk!

Daisy Hill News

Australian Labradoodle Puppies

April 20th, 2017

Kili & Leo's Upcoming Litter

Reservation list is now open!

4 days ago

Haven's puppies enjoying a socialization outing on our property! Also, a little clip that proves the the best toys are free! Out of all the toys I have, puppies always seem to love this silly fleece ... See more

4 weeks ago

Haven's and Leo's Puppies at 3 Weeks.

1 month ago

A little treat for my Stella/Bodhi puppy families!

1 month ago

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