Puppy Resources

Puppy Resources

On this page, you find a collection of puppy resources and products we recommend with links to Amazon or other stores to buy them. We do earn a small referral fee when you purchase puppy resources using our links.

In addition to the listed puppy resources, we recommend enrichment toys for your dogs when they are in their crates or exercise pens. You can find a wide selection of our favorites here: Enrichment Toys.

If you are looking for service dog training, it all starts with a Service Dog Consultation.

Puppy Resources: Food

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Orijen Large Puppy Food
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Puppy Dog Food (1st Choice)

Orijen Puppy Food is the best dry dog food you can buy. It has the highest content of high-quality fat and protein of any kibble on the market and the lowest amount of carbs. If raw feeding is not possible (which is the ultimate way to feed), this is a good alternative.

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Acana Puppy Food
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Puppy Dog Food (2nd Choice)

Acana is the second best puppy food kibble option and about 30% cheaper than Orijen. It is made by the same manufacturer.

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Canidae Grain-Free Pure
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Puppy Canned Wet Food

If you want to (or have to) mix your kibble with some canned wet food, this is a good option. Moist food is easier to digest for dogs, so this is often desireable.

Puppy Resources: Training Treats

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Happy Howie's Training Treats
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Training Treats: Happy Howie’s

These are our favorite training treats. Most dogs LOVE them! They are moist, don’t crumble, easy to work with, cheaper than many other treats, made in the USA and of good quality. You have to cut them, but that is easy with a $20 chopper (see below).

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OXO Good Grips Chopper
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OXO Good Grips Chopper

We use this cheap, great chopper to dice our Happy Howie’s rolls.

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Pet Botanics Training Treats
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Training Treats: Pet Botanics

Another great option for training treats that most dogs love.

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Zuke's Mini Training Treats
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Training Treats: Zuke’s

Another great option for training treats that most dogs love.

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Bil-Jacs Little Jacs
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Training Treats: Bil-Jac

Another great option for training treats that most dogs love.

Puppy Resources: Supplements

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Pet Probiotics
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Pet Probiotics

Probiotics are a great natural way to prevent and combat dog diarrhea, loose stool, yeast overgrowth, bad breath, constipation, itching & scratching, allergies, digestive issues, and gut related problems in pets.

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Food-Grade Diatomaceous Earth
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Food-Grade Diatomaceous Earth for Pets

Food-grade Diatomaceous Earth is a completely natural way to prevent (and even treat) parasites in dogs. Making this a regular part of your dog’s diet will allow you to avoid deworming treatments, which are really not that healthy.

Puppy Resources: Accessories/Supplies

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Pet Food Bowls
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Pet Bowls for Food and Water

These are high-quality food and water bowls for your dog at a great price. With puppies 2QT bowls are great. Once your dog gets bigger, you may want to upgrade to 3QT or 4QT bowls.

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Biothane Leash
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Biothane Leash (6ft)

These are great leashes! Easy to clean and more bite resistant (not bite-proof) than nylon leashes. These are great for walking.

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Nylon Leash
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Nylon Leash (6ft)

While your puppy is young and teething, they will chew on anything that feels comfortable. Your dog will probably destroy a few leashes during puppy hood. These are basic, solid and very cheap leashes for these few months. We recommend you get 3 to 4)

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Puppy Crate
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Puppy Crate

Ideally your crate is large enough for your puppy to be able to stand up, turn around and lie down comfortably in the beginning, but not larger than that. It will make housebreaking a lot easier. However, that means upgrading crates a few times. When we train your service dog from puppyhood, we can lend you the best size puppy crates for the first few months, so you don’t have to keep buying new crates as your puppy grows. That way, you can just get the correct size once your dog is potty trained.

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Dog Exercise Pen
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Pet Exercise Pen

These are great to contain your puppy inside or outside and can easily be moved around. Ex-Pens make living with a puppy a lot easier when you can’t watch the little rascal.

Puppy Resources: Personal Care

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4 Legger Organic Pet Shampoo
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Pet Shampoo

This is a great organic oatmeal shampoo. It is mild with aloe and essential oil (lavender). Also available in a hypoallergenic version.

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Vets Best Ear Wash
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Ear Wash

Our recommended ear wash. Regular ear washing prevents dirt buildup and nasty ear infections. This is especially important with dogs whose ears don’t stand up.

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Dog Diapers
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Dog Diapers

Sometimes you need them and these are great. They have different versions for male and female dogs and washable and disposable versions as well.

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Comfy-Cone
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Comfy Cones

These are way more comfortable for your dog (and less painful for your legs and less damaging to your furniture) than the Elizabethian cones your vet offers after surgeries or to prevent scratching.

We hope you find this collection of puppy resources and products helpful.

Services and Area

We are located in Southern California and train service dogs nationwide. Hence, Total K9 Focus currently offers local service dog training in several areas. Riverside County, Orange County, San Bernardino County, Los Angeles County, and San Diego County. In addition, we offer our service dog board and train program and all virtual training services nationwide.

Are you looking to get your own service dog? You came to the right place! We are experienced service dog trainers. Consequently, we can help you with any service dog request. For many of our clients, we train a service dog from puppyhood. However, we also evaluate the service dog potential of existing pets or rescue dogs. Our flagship product is our board and train program. In addition, we offer owner-trained service dog support. Further, provide virtual service dog training worldwide.

Further, we can add tasks to an existing service dog you already have. Or help you solve a tasking, training, or behavioral challenge you may face with your current service dog. We offer several service dog financing options to make it possible for you. We recommend you start by reading our article on what makes a good service dog. Next, review the Service Dog Consultation page to understand the high-level process. Finally, once you're ready to move forward, please use our service dog contact form to schedule your free consultation.