Buffalo Ridge Shopping List Suggestions:
Diamond Puppy dog food– All our pups are now starting out on Diamond Puppy dog food which can easily be found at Menards, Fleet Farm or your local farm store. This is the regular bag not the Naturals. 50% of our customers decide to go with our extended health guarantee, to avoid pups switching foods right out the door we have decided to use a local store option to begin the pups out on. Feed your new pup another 20 lb. of straight Diamond Puppy food. If you’d like our extended health guarantee, order in at least a 20 lb. bag of Life’s Abundance Small & Medium breed puppy food from our site so you receive credit, and mix it half/half with another 20 lb. bag of Diamond Puppy food. After the 2nd 20 lb. bag of Diamond puppy is gone you may begin feeding your pup straight Life’s Abundance. Use this weaning schedule if you switch to any other food other than Diamond Puppy food. Switching too fast will be hard on young pups and you’ll have many more diarrhea issues.
Life’s Abundance Small & Medium Breed dog food– Order this food for optimal nutrition and our extended health guarantee- ordered through our site.
Life’s Abundance Wellness Supplements- for extended health guarantee & optimal nutrition ordered through our site
42” Black Wire Crate with grow with me dividers for easier crate training
36” or larger Exercise Pen for easier potty training if you have no fenced yard until pup is older and leash broken
Food/Water Dishes– stainless steel cleans and sanitizes best
Small & Medium sized collars– they grow out of the small quickly!
Non-retractable leash for best control
Walking Harness if desired
Life’s Abundance dog treats– various yummy selections ordered through our site
ID Tag with your Phone Number & pups name engraved on it
Tall Divider Gate to block off entry to other rooms- start their space small, like porch sized, until potty training is well established
Training pads to place in the kennel for accidents while crate training. If you live in an apartment or gone a lot throughout the day you may want to look into the grassy type pads they now sell for easiest transition into going potty outside. These would need to be placed in the porch space, not the kennel itself. Use the absorbent training pads for inside the kennel.
Benebone Real Flavor Dental Chew Toy– peanut butter flavor is a hit
Dog Bed– I don’t recommend using these in the crate until the crate training is well established. Use disposable training pads until so.
Various Chew Toys– tennis balls, ropes, bones, etc.
Kong– fill with peanut butter when the pup is much older so as not to disrupt the digestive issues of young pups
Dog Toothbrush/Toothpaste or see your vet for a recommended cleaning schedule
*I also recommend studying up on crate/potty training. There are a lot of youtube videos and helpful information on the internet. We have a helpful link on our FAQ as well.