essentials

Crates

There’s really no need to get too complicated when it comes to choosing a dog cage/crate. While it may be tempting to buy a smaller cage in the beginning to save money, the reality is that you will only cost yourself more in the long run.

The AmazonBasics 48″ double-door with divider will be the only crate you’ll ever need at home. With over 40,000 reviews and a 4.5 star rating, there really isn’t a better choice. Click to see current pricing on Amazon.

Beds

Beds are tricky. If you’re looking for something fashionable then I may not be able to help as everyone has their own taste.

However, if you’re looking for something functional and reasonably priced, I’d recommend the Furhaven Ergonomic Contour & Plush Orthopedic L-Shaped Chaise Sofa Lounger Dog Bed. This bed is super comfortable and if your Lab is anything like mine she’ll absolutely fall in love with it. Click to see current pricing on Amazon.