Before bringing your maltipoo puppy home, you’ll want to make sure you’re equipped to make his or her stay with you as pleasant as possible. We’ve put together a few recommendations from our experience.
Before bringing your new Maltipoo puppy home, you will need to decide where he/she will sleep. Most dogs don’t like to feel exposed and prefer cave-like spaces, so be sure to select something that will be just bigger than your dog that they can feel safe in. Here is a great kennel we recommend
The Aspen Pet Porter Heavy-Duty Pet Carrier is durablle, lightweight, easy to assemble and has up to 10 lb capacity which is perfect for smaller maltipoos. It’s very easy to clean and simple to access.
Our Maltipoos like to sleep in the pet carrier at night because that is where they feel safe. We also have a nice soft bed similar to this one that they sleep in during the day.
Food & Water Bowls
You will need something for your Maltipoo to eat and drink out of. This food & water bowl would be a great size for any Maltipoo.
This bowl is 100% food safe and eco-friendly, has a spill and skid proof design, is perfect size for the maltipoo, and easy to clean.
Food & Treats
Food is one of the most important things to have when getting a new puppy. There are many different kinds of dog food to choose from. Most breeders will send a small bag of food home with you to help them transition to whichever food you have decided to feed them.
Be sure to choose a healthy dog food for your new Maltipoo. Look for food that has meat and meat meal as the first ingredients. Also look for the AAFCO certification to make sure it meets the basic requirements for vitamins and trace minerals that dogs need. Never buy any dog food that contains corn or soy.
Treats are very useful when training your Maltipoo whether it is potty training, kennel training, or simply learning some new tricks. I have found that my Maltipoos really love to learn when I have these treats made by Blue Buffalo:
These moist dog treats come with 4 flavors and is made with real meat. This is a healthy treat mead without chicken or poulty by-products and does not contain corn, soy, or wheat.
Collar & Leash
Make sure you have a good collar and leash so you can take your Maltipoo on some nice walks.
This collar and leash set has soft nylon fabric and includes a easy to use snap and plastic buckles. The leash is perfect for walking, hiking, and training and works well with smaller maltipoos.
Toys are a must have for your new Maltipoo, especially chew toys. They will keep him/her busy so they don’t start chewing on furniture, shoes, carpet etc. Refer to my article ‘Best Toys for Your Maltipoo’ for help in selecting the right toys for your Maltipoo.
Stain & Odor Removing Cleaners
You will want to have some good cleaners that can remove any stains and odors from your Maltipoo’s urine, feces and vomit accidents.
This cleaner eliminates stains, odor and residue, is activated by enzymatic bacteria which is activated on contact with odors and stains and can be used on all surfaces.