We’ve put together a list of our favorite products for Bernedoodles owners (and all doodles owners, really) with the hope that you will be prepared and have everything you need in advance for your Beloved Bernedoodle! You can click on any of the images to be taken to the product to learn more or purchase. As an Amazon Associate, we may earn a small commission from qualifying purchases.
The Snuggle Puppy is such a great tool to have when you’re bringing home your puppy. It stays warm and simulates the sound of mom’s heartbeat! The Snuggle Puppy can make those first couple of weeks transitioning into a new home a lot easier for you and your new family member. Click on the photo below to learn more or to buy:
We can’t recommend enough the benefits of crate training. We’ve including a couple of links with a comprehensive explanation on our “Bringing Home Your Puppy” page. We love this affordable crate on Amazon because it grows with your puppy. There’s divider panel you can use while he or she is small. Move or take out the panel as your pup grows! Click on the photo below to learn more or to buy:
By the time you pick up your Beloved Bernedoodle, he or she will have been litter boxed trained for at least four weeks. Puppy Culture recommends that you place a Litter Box or tray in an easy to access place in your home (sectioning off the room so that your puppy cannot wander off and do his or her business elsewhere), and especially in his or her pen at night, up to 12 weeks old. As you approach 12 weeks, scoot the box closer and closer to the door you want your puppy to exit in order to go potty. As he or she gains more and more bladder control, you can begin door bell training for outside potty. Click on the photo below to learn more or to buy:
Petco, PetSmart, and Tractor Feed and Supply stores will have different options for litter for small animals. You can find litter made from recycled paper, or cedar, alfalfa and more. This specific brand has great reviews regarding low odor, low dust, and easy cleanup. Click on the link below to learn more or to purchase:Eco-Straw Litter for Small Animals
The Precision Dog Exercise Pen is the absolute best. Durable, sturdy, and folds down flat when not in use, the pen is where you’d put your puppy when you are unable to watch him or her like a hawk during those critical potty training weeks. You put the doggy litter box inside, especially at night up to 12 weeks or until they can show you that they can hold their pee for 8 hours. At night, keep the puppy’s crate inside the pen, but with the crate door open so he or she can come in and out to sleep and to potty. Click on the photo below to learn more or to buy:
Your Beloved Bernedoodle will be used to having his or her nails trimmed weekly. It’s recommended to keep that up so they’re used to it for the groomer and so you don’t get scratched by sharp puppy nails. We recommend these Dog Nail Trimmers with Safety Guard:
The Safari Pet Detangling Comb works well to break through stubborn mats. For more tips on how to care for your Beloved Bernedoodle’s hair, be sure to check out our “Doodle Hair Care” page! Click on the photo below to learn more or to buy:
For daily or weekly grooming, this Metal Comb and the self-cleaning Slicker Brush will be your go-to, at-home tools. Click on the photos below to learn more or to purchase:
Cowboy Magic Detangler & Shine is terrific to have on hand to stay ahead of mats and tangles in your sweet pup’s coat. Click on the photo below to learn more or to buy:
GloCoat Conditioning Shampoo removes tangles, controls static, and conditions. It’s a great shampoo for doodle owners! Click on the photo below to learn more or to buy:
The Shelandy Pet Dryer is the BEST. With nearly 2,000 positive reviews on Amazon, it’s an absolute game changer in getting your doodle dry after an at home bath. Click on the photo below to learn more or to buy:
I always keep Vet’s Best Ear Relief on hand. It’s a two-part system that we use regularly, and I really believe it is what has kept us free of ear infections. I love the natural ingredients! The wash soothes irritated, itchy ears, and is made with tea tree oil, witch hazel, and chamomile. The drying cream keeps dog ears free of excess moisture, controls odor, and is made with calendula and clove oil. Click on the photo below to learn more or to buy:
I absolutely love this Portable Dog Paw Cleaner. Let’s face it, when your bernedoodle has been running in the grass, dirt, or mud in your own backyard or at the park, sometimes you simply do not have to do a full bath. Just add a little water and doggy shampoo into the Mud Buster Dog Paw Cleaner, dip each paw in and dry them off. Bada-bing! You have a clean-footed pup that won’t track grime into your house. I’m telling you, this thing is a life saver. Click on the photo below to learn more or to buy:
TRAINING & SAFETY
The Puppy Culture early neurological stimulation and socialization protocols are so critical for the first 12 weeks of a puppy’s life. This time period is key in shaping your puppy’s temperament, intelligence, problem solving, and likelihood to accept new situations, people, and objects without fear or avoidance. We do many of the recommendations that PC calls for in the first eight weeks that your Beloved Bernedoodle is here with us, and we highly recommend that you continue the program at home. The DVD set teaches you everything you need to know. Click on the photo below to learn more or to buy:
Crazy Dog Train Me Treats are my favorite because they are small, very low-calorie, and your pup will love them! My dogs will do flips for these! Get the three-pack because when you are doing a lot of training in in the first year, you’ll need them! Click on the photo below to learn more or to buy:
I get asked all the time what my favorite no-pull harness solution is. I’ve tried several of them, and the PetSafe Easy Walk No Pull Dog Harness is the best. Some of the reviews say that the buckles rubbed on their dogs elbow or underarm skin. I have NEVER had a problem with this, but I don’t leave the harness on my dogs all day. I put it on to take them on a walk, and I take it off as soon as our walk is over. I had one get ruined because I left it on one of my dogs for a couple of hours and she was bored and chewed through it. I learned my lesson haha! Check the multiple product images for the chart that helps you find the best fit. I find that the M/L is the best size for most doodles who not in the XL category. Click on the photo below to learn more or to purchase:
Potty bells are a great way to train your pup to tell you when he or she needs to be let out. In the review section of the Amazon product page, other buyers share some good tips. This two-pack of potty bells is a great deal, high quality, and has terrific reviews! Click on the photo below to learn more or to buy:
Keep your Beloved Bernedoodle safe during car rides with the Safety Lead Vehicle Seatbelt for Dogs. This is a twin pack and very highly rated by more than 4,000 reviewers on Amazon. Clicks into almost any seatbelt receiver in any vehicle, and there are six different colors to choose from. Click on the photo below to learn more or to buy:
I’ve researched a lot of different brands of dog food and gleaned feedback from dozens of other breeders. I’ve had my dogs on several different brands of the fancy, expensive food, and after a few months, they would turn their noses up at it. Moreover, chicken seems to be a common allergen for Bernedoodles, so I definitely wanted to avoid that. I kept seeing “Purina Pro Plan” over and over again in the Bernedoodle Facebook groups, my breeder groups, and other doodle groups. I switched my dogs to it and haven’t looked back. I buy the lamb and rice formula. Click on the photo below to learn more or to buy:
Magical Dinner Dust really is magical! Sometimes dogs may not seem as interested in their food as they once were before. Changing their food means risking upset stomach and diarrhea. Really, I think they just need a small change to bring interest back to their food. Instead of adding wet food or other expensive toppers, which, again, can cause upset stomach and diarrhea, I just sprinkle a little Marie’s Magical Dinner Dust onto my dogs’ food—and they love it! A little goes along way!
In the first year of your puppy’s life when he or she is being dewormed or could be treated by your vet with antibiotics, it’s important to restore that good bacteria in the intestines, which is necessary for digestive health and the immune system. Probios is a great, powder-form probiotic for pets that you can easily sprinkle onto your Beloved Bernedoodles’ food. Click on the photo below to learn more or to purchase:
There’s no pretty way to say this, but unpredictable poop can sometimes accompany the first six months of a puppy’s life. It’s always best to avoid chicken with bernedoodles and to take a fecal sample to your vet if you have a concern about parasites or protozoa like Giardia or Coccidia, but oftentimes it simply an adjustment to food and vaccines or needing extra fiber. Pumpkin pureé is great to have on hand, but I have found that it will spoil faster than I can use it. That’s why Native Pet’s Pumpkin Powder is so awesome. You only have to use as much as you need per serving, and you just add water! Organic and air-dried. Along with probiotics, this is my go-to for consistent, firm stools for my dogs and puppies.
The Slobber Stopper water dish is a game changer. Oftentimes doodle’s “beards” get wet and drippy after they drink water. This awesome water dish solves the problem. Learn more by clicking on the image below:
If you’re concerned about your pup scarfing down their food too fast, a Slow Feed Food Bowl is a great option! These two by Outward Hound are my favorite. I like to have two or three different kinds on hand to switch it up and keep it challenging. *NOTE: To be used after the puppy turns six months old. Click on the photo below to learn more or to buy:
Of course your slow feed bowl needs to be kept clean. I recommend washing them at least every other day with warm water, a little dish soap, and some white vinegar. This scrubby sponge get those hard-to-reach places in the slow feed bowl clean. The dog bone shape helps you and other family member differentiate it between your regular household sponge. Click on the photo below to learn more or to buy:
The Hide-A-Squirrel toys is one of my dogs’ favorites. Be sure to supervise your pup whenever they’re playing with soft toys to make sure they are not breaking them open and eating stuffing or fabric. Regularly check soft toys to make sure there aren’t any holes or tears. Click on the photo below to learn more or to buy:
Meet Consuela the Cactus! This toy is designed to be destroyed, with a smaller squeaker inside to surprise your pup and make for long lasting playtimes. Non-toxic plush from only the most high-quality manufacturers ensures that this toy is safe for all pups to play with. Click on the photo below to learn more or to buy:
For me, the Nyla Bone Stuffable Dog Toy has the edge over regular Kong because it has the fun little nubs on the side, and it’s more affordable. One of the images in the Amazon link give you several ideas on what you stuff the toy with (i.e. pumpkin puree, peanut butter, Kong Stuff’N) to keep your pup entertained. Click on the photo below to learn more or to buy:
What on earth is a Himalayan Dog Chew, you ask? Himalayan Dog Chews are a type of dog treat that are great for chewers who need to be kept occupied. They’re odorless (unlike a bully stick), and they’re made from 100% from yak milk with no artificial ingredients and chemicals. This brand is organic, contains no preservatives, and gives you a nice assortment. Click on the photo below to learn more or to purchase:
Please do your rotator cuff a favor by investing it a ChuckIt Ball Launcher. Many bernedoodles love to chase a ball. And if yours doesn’t at first, you’ll be surprised at what could be a sudden interest that he or she takes in fetching. Click on the photo below to learn more or to buy:
Made from non-toxic material, this Treat Dispensing Toy can improve your dog’s intelligence by building problem solving skills. Not to mention, it keeps you Beloved Bernedoodle entertained for a bit! Click on the photo below to learn more or to buy:
I have to admit, I haven’t tried the Ultra-Durable Pineapple for strong chewers yet, but it is all the rage on the Bernedoodle Owners pages on Facebook. Not only does it keep them occupied, but it also is supposed to be great for keeping teeth clean.
Bullibones are awesome for strong chewers! They come highly recommended by many dogs owners with aggressive chewers — just check out the reviews! These bones are a great way to get energy out and keep teeth clean! Click on the photo below to learn more or to buy:
Doodle owners also swear by this y-shaped bone by Benebone for strong chewers. (It’s our Bella’s absolute favorite toy.) Made with 100% real food ingredients, this chew toy allows your Beloved Bernedoodle to grip it well. Be sure to order the large size and the bacon or peanut butter, rather than the chicken. Click on the photo below to learn more or to buy:<img src=”//ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=belovedberned-20&l=am2&o=1&a=B00O690E5W” width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important;margin:0!important;”
Large, durable, non-toxic, and made from natural materials, this Dog Bone Toy is great for strong chewers! It’s also beef flavored, but the smell is not overpowering like other, similar toys. Click on the photo below to learn more or to buy:
The Large Kong Wobbler is one of the most highly recommended enrichment toys on the Canine Enrichment Facebook page. Challenges your pup and slows down fast eaters. Best of all, it comes apart so it’s easy to clean in the dishwasher! Click on the photo below to learn more or to purchase:
I posted videos of this lifelike cat toy in my Instagram stories and was asked where to find it. Here you go! Great for kids and elderly people, and use only under supervision with dogs and puppies.
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