We do NOT receive compensation for our product endorsements. Sharing tips that can make life better for our two legged and four legged friends is reward enough! Sometimes though, these items are sold at an extreme discount on our family's online, interactive shopping show. If you want to know more, just ask us for details.

Below are the "Best of the Best" from our list of favorite dog related product recommendations for Bernese Mountain Dog lovers. We've tested, proven and use each of the products below.

As always, seek the opinion of your trusted Veterinarian before you follow any "advice" found on the World Wide Web (even ours).

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Gus Gets a Human!

Proud family brag: Fire up the printing press! Our youngest daughter's second children's book is now officially published and our Bennie's puppy picture is where inspiration for the illustrations came from.

It's now available for purchase HERE.

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With Open Arms and a Level Head: How to bring a puppy into your life

$99.00$80.00 (NOTE For ALL PRE-BIRTH DEPOSITORS - When purchased with puppy deposit transaction and applied as an $80 credit to y our final adoption fee, once ou have provided Michelle with a screenshot of your certificate of completion for this course)

Discover the invaluable Puppy Culture Program by Jane Killion, designed to enhance your Berner journey. Optimize your puppy's early weeks with this comprehensive program, developed by a renowned professional trainer and breeder. Prioritize the well-being of both your family and new puppy for a healthy and fulfilling journey through puppyhood.

The curriculum offered by Madcap University, "With Open Arms and a Level Head," is an extension of the globally acclaimed "Puppy Culture" protocols that we follow for all our litters, starting from birth until they go to their new homes. Completing this training not only equips you and your family with the necessary knowledge and skills to raise a well-behaved and happy puppy, but it also ensures that we are all on the same page and "speak the same language" when it comes to training and behavior.

By investing in this curriculum, you gain access to easy-to-digest and enjoyable lessons. Completing the lessons as a family activity can be a wonderful bonding experience and provide a solid foundation for your children's relationship with the new puppy.

While you have the option to purchase the curriculum directly from Madcap University, I buy them in bulk, which allows me to pass on savings to my valued puppy buyers like yourself.

However, if you have already completed a behavior/training course, separate from your medical training, you can provide me with the syllabus and a screenshot of your completion certificate, and that would be acceptable as well.

Remember, investing in your puppy's early education is an investment in a lifetime of happiness and harmony for both your family and your new furry friend. By enrolling in "With Open Arms and a Level Head," you are taking a proactive step towards ensuring a successful and fulfilling journey with your puppy.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out. I'm here to assist you every step of the way.

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VICTOR Super Premium Dog Food: Classic Professional

It took a while, but we finally decided on a premium, tested and proven, dog food.

The Veterinarians at OSU Vet School told us to rely on a proven brand that didn't yield to the grain-free fad diet recently warned about by the study sponsored by AKC.

Our pack of AKC Bernese Mountain Dogs all do great on this dry kibble dog food. We feed it to our seniors, breeding males & females, pregnant females, and our new moms.

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Purina Pro Plan Sensitive Skin & Stomach Large Breed Salmon and Rice Formula

Victor’s Professional Classic Food product described and linked above is our Adult “go to” food.
Sometimes, because of our globe’s impulsive supply chain, the preferred food isn’t available for adults.
That’s when we pivot (and recommend as a backup, ONLY for adult Bernese Mountain Dogs over 24 months old), to Purina Pro Plan Sensitive Skin & Stomach large Breed Salmon & Rice Formula.
With real salmon as the first ingredient, this high protein dog food delivers savory flavor to capture your dog’s attention. Oat meal is gentle on his digestive system, while antioxidants provide immune support. Also included are fish oil for dogs with dog omega 3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA, and glucosamine for joint health and mobility, while omega 6 for dogs supports their healthy skin and lustrous coat. Purina formulates this product with natural prebiotic fiber to nourish specific intestinal bacteria for digestive health. This wheat-free and soy-free recipe is made without artificial colors or flavors.

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Pro Plan Large Breed Beef & Rice Probiotic Dry Puppy Food

Brain & Vision Boost: Pro Plan Puppy Food with Beef & Rice - Supports DHA-infused brain and vision development. Joint Support: Glucosamine aids growing joints. Strong Bones & Teeth: Calcium, phosphorus, and minerals build strength. Digestive & Immune Health: Fortified with live probiotics. Coat Care: Omega-6 & vitamin A for skin and coat. No Artificial Additives.

A bag of Purina Pro Plan puppy food.

Purina Pro Plan Puppy Shredded Blend Chicken & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food

Purina Pro Plan Large Breed Beef & Rice Probiotic Dry Puppy Food linked above is our Puppy “go to” food.
Sometimes, because of our globe’s impulsive supply chain, the preferred food isn’t available for puppies.
That’s when we pivot (and recommend as a backup, ONLY for puppy Bernese Mountain Dogs under 24 months old), to Purina Pro Plan Puppy Shredded Blend Chicken & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food.
Targeted shredded blend formula with DHA from omega-rich fish oil to nourish brain and vision development as well as antioxidants to support a puppy’s developing immune system.

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Frisco Steel 8-Panel Configurable Dog Gate & Playpen

The Frisco Steel 8-panel configurable dog Gate & Pen is our go to puppy containment system. It is a little complicated to assemble and disassemble, but the peace of mind and security it provides for us and our litters makes the process worth it.

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K&H Pet Products Cooling Beds

A family living with this many BMDs in the house needs a place for everything and everything in its place. That goes double for all the Berners.

We've tried dozens of raised dog beds and they have always left us disappointed in their construction. Until we stumbled on these K&H Pet Products Cooling Beds.

We have a K & H Pet Products Cooling Bed for each one of our Berners, both at home and at the office.

Here's a link to a short "How to" training video

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Dog Gone Smart Runner Dirty Dog Doormat, X-Large

Our favorite Dirty Dog DoorMat is a floor saver. It collects ALL the mud & dirt off of our five's feet (that's 24 muddy paws) on rainy days. It's a miracle worker.

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Evercare Pack of 5 Pet Extreme Stick All-Purpose Giant Lint Rollers, 300 Sheets Total (60 Sheets Each)

This is a product we keep with us EVERYwhere (at home, in the car, at the office). All of our BMD's sleep with us and we have WHITE Bedding...did you hear me? We.Have.White.Bedding. This roller brush keeps it that way.

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Dyson - V11 Cordless Vacuum

We don't really like to clean, but we do like living in a clean environment. So, having a versatile vacuum that can take care of all the hairy jobs is man's (second) best friend, like cleaning up in the car, in the crate, on the pet beds, on the upholstery, on the curtains, throw rugs, etc).

We've tried this powerful machine out on everything, including our fur-babies (we have the dog brush attachment). It lives up to its reputation

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Doc Roy's® Forti Cal (puppy Vitamins)

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FURminator Shampoo (and Condition)

HERE is a link to the best price on our favorite deshedding shampoo. With this product, our fur-babies enjoy a once-a-month spa treatment in our grooming/training studio (and the conditioner too, found HERE

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PPO All Wormer

2021 introduced us to an amazing new puppy worming product. PPO Dog Wormer removes all 11 different intestinal dog worms.

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Vetoquinol Pro-Pectalin

We rely on this product to quickly resolve the occasional episode of loose, messy stools. Great supplement for dogs with a sometimes uneasy stomach.

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To ensure optimal gut health for our Berners, this product is added to each dog's daily food ration, every day during the first week of each month.

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Stellaire Chern Snuffle Mat

This is the exact snuffle mat we use for Bennie.This snuffle mat is in our video found on his page, "Our Boy Bennie."

Product Details: Snuffle Mat for Large Dogs. Nosework Feeding Mat Easy to Fill and Machine Washable Training Mats Pet Activity/Toy/Play Mat, Great for Stress Release.

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LickiMat Classic Buddy Slow Feeder Dog Lick Mat

Hyper Pet LickiMat Boredom Buster Slow Feeder Dog Mat, Large, Orange or Green. Ask us how we use this mat to train our BMD's to love Bathtime!

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Woolite Advantage INSTAclean

Even without puppies and dogs, Life.Is.Messy. This stuff is like magic. It cleans up everything/everywhere. We keep a bottle at home, another at the office and one in the car. You'll want to, too!

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Maxworks 61" Portable Folding Pet Ramp

Even without puppies and dogs, Life.Is.Messy. This stuff is like magic. It cleans up everything/everywhere. We keep a bottle at home, another at the office and one in the car. You'll want to, too!

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SPORT PET Travel Kennel Dog Carrier, Large

Wondering what kennel we use to Crate Condition your puppy Or, maybe you’re wondering what we will deliver or fly your puppy in? Here’s the answer! It’s a durable pet carrier Approved by the FAA.

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Bones & Chews Himalayan YAK Cheese Jumbo Dog Treats

YAK Chews are a great alternative to rawhide and the only chewer treat we allow our puppies and adult dogs. They are long lasting, nutritious and less messy. Did we say they are LOOONG lasting?

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Himalayan Dog Chew Cheese-Char is a distinctive blend of cheese and activated charcoal, supporting your dog's overall dental health. This long-lasting chew provides your pup with all the dental benefits your dog needs. The natural chewing process removes plaque and tartar buildup and the activated charcoal adds extra cleaning power, freshens breath, and whitens teeth. Cheese-Char is made with the same Himalayan recipe providing your pup with savory cheesy goodness, with no medicinal smell or taste. These dental chews are all-natural, lactose, grain, soy, corn, and gluten-free, with no preservatives or binding agents. Feed 2 hours before or after any meal.

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