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Recommended Products

We know how difficult it can be for families getting ready to welcome their new furry baby into their family and knowing what supplies they might need.  To make things easier, we've compiled a list of items that we use and recommend.  We've organized our items using Chewy and Amazon.  Please know that these are not the only places to buy these items but simply was the best way for you to see them all in the same place.  We also don't require that you use these items, only making suggestions and trying to make the process as smooth as possible for our future families.

What We Feed



As a breeder, Bixbi has provided us a code to be able to offer our puppy parents a discount to order directly from them.  


If you would like to order directly from Bixbi and receive 15% off subscriptions, enter 

CODE: greatlakes


for a one time discount of 20% enter

CODE: tasteofbixbi

Nuvet Vitamins


These are the two they have beed eating.  We do not feed the grain free lines that have any peas or lentils in them.  They are currently eating Bixbi "Game Day Feast" but know that the Bixbi brand dry food "Rancher's Red" is also an acceptable flavor. The Bixbi freeze dried lines are all acceptable to feed.  We do try to stay away from the chicken flavor as doodles can be prone to chicken allergies, so to be safe just try to avoid it.

Puppies are receiving Bernie's Perfect Poop and we strongly suggest you continue this when in your home.  This considerably aids in their digestion.

As a breeder, Bernie's has graciously given us a discount code to offer to you. Enter GLB20 to receive a discount or click on the link below.

Puppy Essentials


Click the link to be directed to our amazon list of puppy essentials.




Recommended Sizes

  • Mini Puppies: Medium 20-22 inch height kennel

  • Medium Puppies: Large 24-26 inch height kennel

  • Standard Puppies: Extra large 26-28 inch height kennel

Pet Insurance

Pet Insurance

We will enroll you for 30 days free with Trupanion.  It is your responsibility to continue this after 30 days. You can continue with Trupanion or you can choose a different company.  With our adults we use Pets Best Insurance. We have also found Lemonade to be a good one.

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Bella & Baxter Training


We are super excited to share that we have found an amazing online training option for all of our puppy families. BAXTER & Bella's exclusive online puppy school has agreed to now offer our families an instant 25% savings off of their membership!




In short, their easy-to-use and fun-to-follow online dog training program provides everything you will need in order to successfully train your new puppy and achieve better animal ownership and experience the very best in canine companionship!


Inclusive of more than 65 lessons, over 100 how-to videos, printable chart & checklists, as well as lifetime access to so many other supporting resources, their team of puppy parenting professionals are committed to helping you successfully integrate your new canine companion into your life, family and home, and they even include unlimited one-on-one video-enabled video coaching, phone calling, events, classes and courses too!


You can learn more about who they are, what they offer and how to get started by visiting:


Or simply watch their overview video by clicking on the following quick link (Such a cute family):


As you already know, we have worked very hard to start your puppy off on the right paw and the BAXTER & Bella online puppy school is a great way to help transition your new puppy from our home and into yours. Not only will you learn the skills you need to be a successful animal owner, but your puppy will learn incredible manners and behaviors as well... In fully sincerity - IT'S A GAME-CHANGING TRAINING PROGRAM!


What's more, with starter materials designed and developed to be completed prior to first picking up your puppy, we hope you will sign up today, begin preparing now and become ready to build a lifetime of lasting healthiness and happiness with your new canine companion!



Kuranda is the brand of dog bed that we use and absolutely love them!  We have had other elevated beds that only lasted a few months because they've either been chewed up or stretched and sag.  None of our Kuranda beds have been chewed and are so easy to clean.  Plus, you can add a cushion or cover to make them even more attractive to have in the house.

Beds for Heavy Chewers

Beds for Heavy Chewers



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Flea & Tick

Please do your research on the flea and tick products you are using.  Many of them contain harmful chemicals that can have life altering affects on your furry loved ones.  We use and recommend Wondercide products.

Flea & Tick



This is one of our favorite toys to use for our adults and puppies.  We put food, treats and often a variety together and frozen for a longer lasting stimulation.  Even though this one is our favorite, we have many of the products from this company and are thrilled with all of them.

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