I often get emails and texts from people asking what I recommend, so I have made this page. It is a list that goes over somethings that I use and recommend to my buyers, to make the transition easy and the training helpful... 
EQUIPMENT- 


Here is a photo of the set-up that you
should use for housetraining your pup
when he is not being actively supervised.
You will put down weewee pads in the

exercise pen in front of an OPEN crate
so that the pup can access the weewee 
pad 24/7. Do not ever lock the pup 
inside the crate without access to his
weewee pads-
http://www.revivalanimal.com/Midwest-Step-Thru-Exercise-Pen.html


And here is the type of wire crate I recommend. Choose the 30 inch size so that the pup can still use it as an adult. (The crates can be dressed up with wicker or cloth covers if it is located in a highly visible area, but I recommend waiting until the pup is at least a year old and past the chewing stage and more able to emotionally handle the added solitude, before adding a cover to the crate.)
http://www.chewy.com/dog/midwest-life-stages-single-door-dog/dp/45403



To eliminate safety concerns, an electronic doggy door-
http://www.revivalanimal.com/Power-Pet-Door.html?sku=16165-13

This is what I have on my outside water spigots on the deck. The adults all enjoy using them, as the water is always clean and fresh, right from the tap. Most of my pups know how to use these too, by the time they are 8 weeks old, from watching Mama drink from this-
http://www.revivalanimal.com/Lixit-Dog-Waterer-L100.html?sku=18512

While your puppy is still small, this is the best way to provide water while crated...no water bowls knocked over, causing a mess. This brand works better than any other I have tried, and it is large enough to provide enough water for the pup. A smaller bottle and tube would not provide enough water flow-
http://www.revivalanimal.com/product/lixit-dog-waterer?sku=18530-510

Here is a body halter or harness that is safe for puppies.

Order the size XS for a pup-
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=3307+4+15019+24771&pcatid=24771

Any kind of disposable weewee pad will work fine in this frame-
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=27498







BEDDING-
 
My puppies are use to the following beds... 
http://www.chewy.com/midwest-quiet-time-fleece-reversible/dp/102267  
http://www.chewy.com/oxgord-1800s-newspaper-short-velvet/dp/133741


My adults enjoy these beds... 
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=3307+1+26+23384&pcatid=23384
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=3307+1+26+20938&pcatid=20938


Also, hammocks are wonderful- the dogs really enjoy them! We have some in our house, as well as outside in the fenced in yard.  
http://www.chewy.com/coolaroo-steel-framed-elevated-pet/dp/53797 
http://www.chewy.com/kh-pet-products-pet-cot-gray-large/dp/128051  


Some offer extras, like canopies or replacement covers. Make sure you are matching up the same sizes and brands when you do this. 
http://www.chewy.com/kh-pet-products-pet-cot-canopy-gray/dp/106303  
http://www.chewy.com/frisco-replacement-cover-steel/dp/126784


When is comes to sleeping, I usually play my sound machine at night. So at an early age, my puppies are used to sleeping to the sound of "rain" and "thunder".
http://www.amazon.com/Cherry-Koala-Concentration-Relaxation-Sufferers/dp/B01FRW2WBA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1500320388&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=cherry+koala+sound+machine&psc=1


For your new puppy who misses snuggling/dogpiling with his/her littermates at night, just get an old tube sock, fill it with dried beans or rice, sew or tie up the end, and microwave til warm. Put it in the pup's bed for comfort. (Then when the puppy destroys it playing, you can just make a new one!)



TOYS-  

Your puppy will enjoy Plush Toys and Squeaky Plush Toys. Rope toys are great for pups who are teething, or if there is a stubborn baby tooth that hasn't came out yet. Here are some of the toys we use...

http://www.chewy.com/kong-airdog-squeakair-ball-dog-toy/dp/47728 
http://www.chewy.com/kong-tuggerknots-moose-dog-toy/dp/43095
http://www.chewy.com/multipet-empty-nester-squeakers-but/dp/52968

I do not recommend any rawhide toys, as they can be ingested and cause intestinal blockages. 





FLEA/TICK PREVENTIVE-

I use Frontline on my dogs. I also recommend Revolution and Advantage II.

http://www.revivalanimal.com/product/frontline-spray?sku=19122-412
There are many good products out there but DO NOT use Comfortis or Trifexis.
They contain the active ingredient "spinosad" which has been linked to many health problems including seizures, birth defects, and death.

If you are wanting to go with a more holistic approach, "Lemongrass" essential oil works well. A few drops applied- one under each leg, and a few along the back (DO NOT get it on their face, it can burn their eyes). Here is an article that covers knowledge on essential oils for dogs... 
http://www.naturallivingideas.com/essential-oils-for-dogs/

For ear mite treatment, use Eradimite-
http://www.revivalanimal.com/Eradimite.html?sku=17612-127





GROOMING-

If you are choosing to do the grooming yourself, these will come in handy...


I use this type of nail trimmer-
http://www.chewy.com/dog/four-paws-ultimate-touch-safety-pet/dp/105328

These shampoos work well with dogs who have sensitive skin-

http://www.chewy.com/earthbath-oatmeal-aloe-dog-cat/dp/40479
http://www.chewy.com/tropiclean-hypo-allergenic-gentle/dp/40682

I use these clippers (they have lasted YEARS)-
http://www.revivalanimal.com/product/andis-pro-clip-ultraedge-agc-super-2-animal-clipper/dog-supplies-grooming-supplies

And I use these clippers for the smaller hard to reach areas-
http://www.amazon.com/Wahl-Professional-Classic-Clipper-8685/dp/B00011K2BA

This fingerbrush is better tolerated by my dogs than a regular dog toothbrush.
They prefer my finger in their mouth over a hard foreign object; it's easier to control the pressure-
http://www.chewy.com/dog/nylabone-advanced-oral-care-dog/dp/47907