Anything grain free but we recommend Taste of the Wild or if you have a Costco membership they have Nature's Domain Grain Free. Food at Costco is MUCH cheaper so we would recommend getting a membership if you don't have one because you will earn back your membership money in just a few bags. Stay away from chicken based food and check the ingredient label on the back as they sometimes put chicken meal in other protein based foods.
6ft leash and a buckle or martingale collar (preferred). NO retractable leashes or snap together collars.
Stainless steel- they don't hold as much bacteria as plastic and sometimes dogs have an allergic reaction to plastic. Bowls should be washed at least once a week.
A large wire crate with a divider as this will work for both a puppy and an adult dog.
Average size: 36"L x 24"W x 27"H This size will fit a 50-60 pound dog.
The only thing left in the crate if needed should be a none edible bone (Nylabone or Benebone) and a fleece blanket without ties or a towel. Something easily washable and easily replaceable. If the dog destroys bedding, it is safest to not leave any bedding in the crate. Once you know the dog will not destroy bedding then you can add in a dog bed if you wish.
Benebones are great for chewing for both puppies and adults. We also recommend Antlers for chewing as well. These bones can be left in their crate. We do not recommend raw hides. Here is why.
Tug ropes for play with humans. Do not let them chew on this rope.
The CUZ Goughnuts and Jolly Ball are also a good rubber toy.
Kongs can be stuffed with a variety of things from dog food to peanut butter to yogurt. You can give it to them frozen or not frozen.
Dog bed or mat is not to be placed in the crate but for the dog to have a "spot" outside of the crate. Costco has great large round dog beds for cheap. You can find dog beds at most major retailers.