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Puppy Preparations

Nutrition / Food / Treats

All of our puppies are weaned to one of the following Life's Abundance Foods - All Life StageSmall & Medium Puppy or Large Breed Puppy.  It will depend on what the momma of your puppies likes as the puppies will be on the same food.  All foods are very high quality, all life stages meaning they are good for both puppies and adults.  To order Life's Abundance online and have it shipped to your home, click here.  We also have a few small bags at our home that you can purchase at puppy pickup.  A great option for our new puppy owners is to purchase the All Stage Healthy Start package.  It includes foodtreatssupplements, and grooming products.    

We us the Life's Abundance Porky PuffsBully Sticks and Buffalo Lungs most often with our adults. We use the Tasty Rewards and Turkey & Berry Treats for training classes and puppies. Click on any of the pictures to place an order.

Other quality products.


The following supplements are used as needed around Cottage Grove Acres. Coconut oil is great for overall health and a tsp a day can be added to their food.  Organic canned pumpkin (not pie filler) works wonders for both constipation and diarrhea. Food grade diatomaceous earth can be used in your yard, their bedding or anywhere else your puppy has been to help with flea and tick control.  Sovereign Silver is used for any illnesses...coughing, sneezing, hot spots, itching, scrapes/scratches, diarrhea, etc as it has all natural anti bacterial properties.  I also use it for myself if I feel like I am coming down with a cold.  The wellness supplement is like a multivitamin for dogs and the agility formula supplement is for dogs who have some joint issues or prevention of joint issues.  For guardian girls, the fish oil, folic acid and geneflora is required.    

Crates / Beds

I like the wire crates with doors at both ends as they are more sturdy than anything else I have found.  The sherpa crate pad fits perfectly inside the crates and doesn't let them slide around while in the car.  

Small crate (20 lb or less) - 24x18x21

Medium crate (20-35 lbs) - 30x21x24

Medium/Large crate (35-55 lbs) - 36x24x27

Large crate (over 55 lbs) - 42x28x31

Use the code BCL for a 15% discount on the Wash 'n Zip Beds  

Leash / Collar / Harness /  Training  


We have found the following grooming supplies work about the best when it comes to a doodle, however there is no substitute for an excellent groomer.



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