Before You Get a Puppy

New puppy? Book your puppy consultation as soon as possible

your new puppy

Did you know that there’s lots of things that you need to do with your new puppy, before the puppy even allowed to go out for walks?

By the time you get your new pup at about 8 weeks of age, the pup is already well into what is known as the ‘critical period of socialisation’, which lasts from (but is not limited to) 3 – 13 weeks of age.  This period of time is deemed critically important in shaping the puppy to becoming a friendly, companionable family dog.  You can read more about puppy personality development here.

Hopefully, the breeder will know about this important phase in your pup’s life and will have done lots socialisation with the puppies in the litter before they left their mother, and the breeder will have provided you with a plan, or a list of tasks to continue your new dog’s socialisation, but if they didn’t give me a call on 07527 450289 or

Book Your Puppy Consultation Now!

We also offer puppy training classes where your new puppy can meet and socialise with other dogs and owners, whilst learning how to be a friendly companion and a valued member of the family.

What can we help you with?

  • The importance of bite inhibition.
  • Socialisation.
  • Inappropriate chewing.
  • House training/toiletting issues.
  • Basic obedience.
  • Bonding with your new puppy.

Why book a new puppy consultation with On Cloud K9?

  • Prevention is better than cure.  I can show you how to avoid common issues.  If you’re already experiencing inappropriate or unwanted puppy behaviour, I can help you deal with this.
  • I’m a big fan of Dr Ian Dunbar, behaviourist and author of numerous books and DVDs about puppy development and behaviour.  I’ve read his books and studied his online courses. 
  • I use positive methods with the puppies.  I believe in rewarding good or wanted behaviour with lots of good things, in order to increase the good behaviour.  
  • I’m studying with the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers, who educate trainers to provide proven, ethical and science based dog training and education.

Areas covered

Postcodes covered

  • Bishopston
  • Blackpill
  • Blaenymaes
  • Blue Anchor
  • Bonymaen
  • Brynmill
  • Caswell
  • Clase
  • Clyne
  • Cockett
  • Copper Quarter
  • Crymlyn Burrows
  • Cwmdu
  • Cwmrhydyceirw
  • Danygraig
  • Derwen Fawr
  • Dunvant
  • Fairwood
  • Felindre
  • Fforestfach
  • Gendros
  • Glais
  • Glanmor
  • Gorseinon
  • Gowerton
  • Greenhill
  • Hafod
  • Hendrefoilan
  • Ilston
  • Jersey Marine
  • Killay
  • Killay
  • Landore
  • Langland
  • Llangyfelach
  • Llansamlet
  • Llewitha
  • Loughor
  • Manselton
  • Maritime Quarter
  • Mayhill
  • Morriston
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Mumbles
  • North Gower
  • Oystermouth
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  • Plasmarl
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  • Portmead
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  • South Gower
  • Southgate
  • St. Thomas
  • Swansea City Centre
  • Talycoppa
  • Three Crosses
  • Tirdeunaw
  • Townhill
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