Planning on crate training?
You want to get a crate that is
big enough for the puppy to be able to stand and have a
little space to move around. You don't want it too big
to discourage your puppy from going potty in the crate.
A full grown lab will take an extra large sized crate about
31H, 42L x 28W x 30H, so I recommend getting a medium size
about 30L x 19W x 21H to start with then purchasing the
extra large when the puppy out grows the first one.
That way you’re not buying a bunch of sizes. Make the
crate as comfortable as possible and never use the crate as
a form of punishment, you want your dog to see the crate as
its ‘safe place’.
Link to crates on Amazon:
Amazon.com : New World 42" Double Door Folding Metal Dog
Crate, Includes Leak-Proof Plastic Tray; Dog Crate Measures
42L x 30W x 28H Inches, Fits Large Dog Breeds : Pet Supplies
As far as a play yard I like
this one for young puppies, to get one for when your puppy
is older I suggest getting a taller one so they don't
just jump over it:
Amazon.com : Midwest 552-30DR Exercise Pen, Black, 24X30 In,
With Door : Pet Kennels : Pet Supplies
puppies that are still being potty trainned I like these pee
pads because it helps with the smell and they stick to the
floor and remove without tearing apart:
Amazon.com: Glad for Pets Activated Carbon Puppy Training
Pads, Giant Size, 24 Count - 2 Pack | Charcoal Puppy Pads
for Dogs, Large Dog Pee Pads | Super Absorbent and Leak
Proof: Pet Supplies
I have free
fed the puppies with a feeder. I recommend free
feeding because Labs grow so fast and have growth spurts
where they will eat more during those times and not so much
when they aren't. Here is a good gravity feed feeder
and water dispenser combo:
Pet Supplies : Amazon Basics Gravity Pet Food Feeder and
Water Dispenser Bundle, Large (2.5-Gallon Capacity) :
I love this
water bowl but it needs to be hooked up to a hose so goes
great outside. I actually had a plumber put in a facet
in my laundry room so I can have it in the house and I have
it sitting on a tray to catch the drips from the labs
drinking. I never have to fill the water bowl anymore!
Pet Supplies : Bergan Automatic Waterer : Pet Self Waterers
another gravity feeder (I use the 50lb one, but I have 5
labs in the house):
Pet Supplies : Little Giant Galvanized Steel Chow Hound Dog
Feeder, 25Lb : Pet Self Feeders : Amazon.com
For a dog bed
I get the ones that Costco sells, they are well made and
affordable. I think in the store they are $40-$50
Here is a link to what it looks like from their website:
Kirkland Signature 42" Round Dog Bed Gray (costco.com)
*As you can see I do like Amazon, but if you don't, feel
free to make your purchases elsewhere. I don't make a
commission off of any of the items I have listed here.
They are just to show you the products I like using.