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How To Calm An Angry Puppy

Updated on October 4, 2015

Introducing a new pet

Are you my master?
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"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself."

—Josh Billings


Just admit it, whether you have kitty or puppy at home, your little pet will become an aggressive peeved pet if you or your kids keep annoying it with “mistreating” actions.


On our side of views, we may think that we are playing with our little pets but these little tame animals are suspicious of our human’s actions, might counter attack with a sudden bite or growl to show that “ You are annoying me right now!” warning.



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Look At My Face!


All puppies love the light head petting, stroking their body furs and under the chins which resemble hand massaging to their bodies.

Nevertheless, aggressive pets with irregular mood are more likely to bite when they are grown up or even after a few strokes.

Kids and teens need to understand little pets body language, facial expressions and avoid them when they are annoyed or a sudden turn to aggressive behavior.



Don't bully your pet

Please don't pull my ears! It hurts!
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“The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.”

―M.K. Clinton

Don't Be A Pup Bully


When a little puppy is taken away from the bond of its mother, it is the natural instinct for the puppy to growl at anyone coming near it because it is trying to self-defense itself from harm and fear of being alone with strangers.

Smacking the little puppy’s head, body parts or pulling its tail could make situation worse instead of taming it.

The annoyed puppy view your actions as a one to one challenge, another words, pup bully.

Observe closely the puppy’s body language.

If the puppy is trying to get away from you while you try to pet his head or stroke his fur, obviously the little puppy is afraid of you and the new environment without its’ mommy.

Try serving it with a warm bowl of milk and chopped doggy biscuits to cajole and calm your pet’s mood.

After all, it is the pup’s first time meeting a human.

Try to understand the puppy’s mood.

Put yourself in his shoes.

You are taken away from your mom and all alone in another weird place, what would you do?

Defend yourself?

Most probably.



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Clock Ticking Calms Puppy


Most little puppy has the same mother bond as a human baby .

Once the puppy is taken away from its mother, it will bark the whole day begging for your attention and whines non-stop for it is missing the mother’s warmth and affection.

You could arrange some warm blankets in a basket, place a ticking clock with the alarm on near the puppy.

The puppy will mistaken the ticking sounds as its’ mother heart beat, giving the pup comfort and warmth.

This might wind down the night yelping.


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Give Me Back My Toy Slippers!!

If you keep the puppy leashed to a beam or a tree, you may cultivate a peeve puppy with aggressive behavior.

Avoid using the leash until it is older.

Aggressive behavior is common among young energetic puppies.

Your pet may constantly gnaw slippers, shoes and sandals because its’ teeth are growing and feeling extremely itchy gums.

Study the puppy’s body language before taking any action, if you do not want to be bitten by the angry puppy.

When the puppy shows its’ gnashing teeth, produces low growling sound, sudden dilated eyes and hairs standing up, do not reach out your hands for the footwear.

If you ignore these warnings, you are most likely to get bitten by your pet in order to stop you from interactions with it.

The puppy forbids you from removing its’ favorite “footwear toy” from its’ possession.

Do not irritate or annoy the puppy when it is in a grumpy mood or busy gnawing the footwear.

Hence, it is advisable for you to avoid the annoyed pet and do not add fuel to fire.


Tips To Calm Your Puppy

Leave it alone until it is done with the gnawing or calm down.

You could lure your pet away from its’ perch by persuading it to have a bowl of dog biscuits, dog food or warm milk to distract its’ attention from the bitten footwear.

Promptly, replace the footwear with rubber bones for it to chew on .

Shower your pets with lots of love, care, cuddles and hugs, play with them in order to calm their aggressive behavior.


Hug and kisses

give your puppy or dog lots of hugs and it will return you with lots of kisses ( licks !)
give your puppy or dog lots of hugs and it will return you with lots of kisses ( licks !) | Source

Hug Me Please!

Puppies are easily pacify with lots of playing, not the harsh actions, hugging but not so tightly and show lots of care by bathing it, feeding it and take him for walks.

Little pet always wanted your attention because it has no companionship with another animal.

Don’t leave it alone with the flies

A simple stroke on its' neck, hugging it before you set off to work or to school, gives your puppy a signal that you will missed him when you are outside with your schedule.

Hence, your puppy will be eagerly waiting for you at home like a servant waiting for its' master with a loving heart.

Once you reached home; call the puppy's name, it will pounce on you with delight, licking your hands or feet with happiness.

Give your puppy a big hug just to let it know that you are happy to see him again, glad to be at home to seek his companionship.

That is what a puppy needs, lots of love and hugs which meant a lot to a small pet.



Angry Dog

Never purposely anger a puppy or a dog. Look out for its' fierce fangs
Never purposely anger a puppy or a dog. Look out for its' fierce fangs | Source

“Dogs never bite me. Just humans.”

—Marilyn Monroe

Puppy Body Language

Fearful
Aggressive
Extremely Aggressive
Stance - lowered •
Stance - rigid •
Stance - dog is pulled into himself •
Tail - tucked under
Tail - straight up or out behind, very rigid •
Tail - tucked completely under •
• Mouth - panting
Ears - pricked up
Ears - lying down •
• Ears - down
Eyes - intense, focused stare •
Eyes - wide-eyed and trouble focusing •
 
Mouth - lips are pulled back and some teeth show
Mouth - lips pulled back slightly or heavy panting
 
Hackles - this is a line of hair that starts at the base of the neck and runs down the shoulders
 
 
It is raised if a dog is feeling aggressive and lowered if he is relaxed
 
 
 
 

Don't Touch Me!

Why my puppy is angry at me?

A new puppy gets angry due to a variety of reasons.

One of the main reason is to protect itself from harm especially when it is alone, without its' mommy around. It has to learn to to be independent.

  • A puppy may use aggression to keep peace, that means to leave it alone.
  • Sometimes a new pup gets angry when you take a video of him.
  • Pointing or poking your finger onto your puppy is making him angry too.
  • If he doesn't like to be touch, don't do it on purpose.
  • Showing its' angry facial expression is a warning given to warn humans that he may attack if it is hurt or irritate further.
  • when a new family member is brought into the family, to stay together ( a newborn baby ). The puppy is trying to recognize its family members, to protect its' human family from harm.
  • Friends or relatives who visit the family, they are strangers to a puppy.
  • touching its' bowl or food when it is eating especially when it is hungry.
  • when it is trapped of in danger, a puppy will show its' anger to defend itself.



My old cat, OUT

OUT loves to rest on empty boxes and falls often while sleeping
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      peachy 7 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      http://hubpages.com/@prairieprincess

      yes, cats and dogs are alike humans, they have motherly love even though they are not humans

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      Sharilee Swaity 7 months ago from Canada

      @Peachpurple, I enjoyed this article very much. Where people go wrong is that they fail to empathize with their animal. When you were describing the puppy's feelings, it almost made me want to cry. It is so hard for them to be separated from their mommy!

      It's hard on the Mom left behind, too. When our cat, Jo, had her kittens given away, she was distraught for a couple of weeks ... going around the house looking for her little ones.

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      peachy 20 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      http://hubpages.com/@grandoldlady, yeah the pup is super cute

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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 20 months ago from Philippines

      Nice article. The puppy in the video is soooo cute:). The advice on dealing with an angry puppy is very informative and helpful.

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      peachy 24 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      dear moonlake, Glad to hear you had adopted 3 pups, are they well breed pups or stray dogs?

      Thanks reynold Jay, you are being modest and helpful for the A+, I wish you were my teacher

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      Reynold Jay 24 months ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      Hi Peachy--Wonderful article. I like the ticking clock suggestion. So many things a puppy needs that is sure. I can see I am in the hands of a pet master!!!! Well done and I would give this and easy "A+" if I were still teaching!

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      moonlake 2 years ago from America

      My puppies are older now, adopted so there are still times I don't trust the way they will be with children. They don't see children often. Good tips.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks @sujaya

      I used to love pups too

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      sujaya venkatesh 2 years ago

      lovely puppies

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Right @Suzanne, parents and caregiver should do the right thing

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      Suzanne Day 2 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      Agreed, parents should tell their kids what to do to keep puppies happy. Puppies are people too!

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks , I am glad you find this hub interesting

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      ThatsJagan 2 years ago

      Interesting Facts & Great Tips.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks, I agree that all pup need their mummy

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      Nkosiinathi Ncala 2 years ago from Midrand Johannesburg South Africa

      I think all puppies

      need their mother

      if not possible another pup or grown

      dog to play with.

      as there is not always someone at home

      to take care of the pup

      very insightful article mam...

      regards

      nkosi

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks mikey, glad you enjoyed reading

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      mikeydcarroll67 2 years ago

      Great tips!

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks barbara, kids are too young to know that pulling the hair hurts

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      Barbara Badder 2 years ago from USA

      I try to keep young children away from our dog. They think they are petting him, but instead it often pulls their hair at the same time.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks, indeed, we need to know more on pups language

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      Larry Rankin 2 years ago from Oklahoma

      Very informative article on raising a happy dog.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks, wow you are being a great mommy pup too. Must be hard work.

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      Barbara Badder 2 years ago from USA

      We have an older dog now that is calm, but our last dog got sick and was touchy. She got aggressive. I raised her from pup. The whole process was like bringing up a toddler.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks, true, kids should learn from young.

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      Pennyforyourthots 2 years ago

      Great hub with some good points about not making a pup angry on purpose and what to look for in his/her body language. Thanks for sharing this with us!

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      Insightful Tiger 2 years ago

      These are great tips! Kids should definitely learn these early on so that they don't have a run in with an angry puppy. Thanks!

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Pstraubie48

      Thanks, glad to hear your kids are great pet lovers

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      Mary Craig 2 years ago from New York

      You've certainly handled this subject very nicely. Many folks don't think of puppies being angry but you've given excellent examples.

      Voted up, useful, and interesting.

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      The pet owner as one who may be causing our pup to be less than desirable is spot on. Often we make things worse by our actions. Our pups like to be treated well..as we do.

      and of course naughty acts need to be addressed and dealt with but in a kind way.

      You shared important suggestions that those with pups should consider.

      I have no pups at this time but am around them at my daughter's home. And we make a concerted effort to treat them kindly.

      Angels are on the way to you this afternoon ps

      Voted up+++ and shared

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      tobusiness

      i agree, it is not the aggressive pets fault

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      A very useful article, far too many people get puppies and don't take the time to understand their needs, there are no bad dogs, just bad owners. Great hub.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Millionaire Tips

      yes, taking care of a pup has more work than adult dog.,

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      Shasta Matova 2 years ago from USA

      I haven't had a puppy, since my dog was already an adult when I got him. It looks like taking care of a puppy takes more skills than taking care of an adult dog.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Romanian

      yeah, pet owners should understand pets body language and feelings

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      Nicu 2 years ago from Oradea, Romania

      This was interesting, it's great to know the body language of a puppy.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Suzanne Day

      thanks for your votes, actually, parents should be telling the kids, do's and dont's.

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      Suzanne Day 2 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      More kids need to read this hub as pulling the dog's tail, stealing it's food or putting hands near it's mouth can make it very angry indeed! Voted interesting.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      ezzly

      kids shouldn't be taught to pull puppy or cattail. That is abusing

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      ezzly 2 years ago

      Wonderful hub for new pet owners! I often look at videos on youtube where babies are pulling puppies tails for example and I'm thinking why are you still videoing and not getting in between the baby and puppy? They need to read your article !

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      SweetiePie

      thanks, all dog owners would be delighted to know these tips

      colorfulone

      thanks, yes tender and loving care

      Thelma Alberts

      own dogs, we know their behavior except stranger dogs

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      Very good and useful tips. Thanks for sharing these as I am mostly scared of dogs besides my Angus and my fathers dog.

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Lots of Tender Love and Care is needed for those new puppy pets.

      I agree with you. Voted up!

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      SweetiePie 2 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Some good tips for dog owners.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @Sandy

      yes, best to calm puppy before the temper rise

      @vespawoolf

      thanks, your friend idea is swell and warm, good idea to swaddle it

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      vespawoolf 2 years ago from Peru, South America

      I love puppies but they can be a lot of work. These are good reminders that put the owners in the puppy´s shoes. I have a friend who swaddles her puppy in an old t-shirt and hugs and cuddles it. The puppies calms down immediately!

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      Sandy Mertens 2 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Good times to calm a puppy.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      dear efficient

      thanks, puppies need love not training at the moment

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      Efficient Admin 2 years ago from Charlotte, NC

      Pets deserve to be shown respect as well. In the video it seems like the owner is training the puppy to be aggressive. Puppies are supposed to stay with their mothers until 8 weeks. This hub has many tips to make a puppy feel more comfortable.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      @joyful

      wow, 11 years old is an old age. Is he still active?

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      Joyfulcrown 2 years ago

      My dogs is 11 yeas old now. I remember when he was a puppy and brought him home. He was scared of everything. I can see why a puppy could get angry. Thank you for your tips.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks, i used to have pus, learned a lot from them

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      You have offered some very good advice in this hub. There is certainly a right and a wrong way to train and care for puppies to have them mature into faithful and loving pets. Up votes and will share.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      h joel

      thanks, glad to see you here hoping around.cheers!

      hi ladyguitarpicker

      thanks for yr comments. Hope that these tips are helpful

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      Joel Diffendarfer 2 years ago from Ft Collins, Colorado

      Again, as your other articles, great job! Clean, clear, correct. Keep writing. You have a lot to say in a good way!

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      stella vadakin 2 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

      Hi, some good tips that I try to follow.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      sounds like an old dog with diabetic problem or cataract. Yeah, gotta understand the doggie feelings

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      Jaye Denman 2 years ago from Deep South, USA

      Like Victoria Lynn, I have an aging dog that will be ten in January. She's a bit grumpy at times, but that's understandable because she went blind two years ago and had surgery to remove her eyes (for pain prevention) five months ago. This has all been a big adjustment. I'd be grouchy too. I just remember her sweet puppy and adolescent ways, treating her with love and kindness now that life is so different for her.

      Good hub. Voted Up++

      Jaye

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      Mel Carriere 2 years ago from San Diego California

      As a letter carrier I have seen many a sweet, friendly pup get turned bad by deliberate abusive behavior on the part of humans. I value my daily contact with these animals, it is one of the best parts of the job, and so it saddens me when good dogs are made bad. Great hub!

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      lol, pup is cute, like your own son, isn't it?

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      Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      It took a while for my puppy to get over his biting stage! He's 10 now, and now we have to be careful about his grumpiness because sometimes he has aches. Aw, he's still my little boy. :-) Neat hub.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      true, these pups and kitty have sharp teeth, gotta be careful

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      Cheryl Paton 2 years ago from West Virginia

      I remember when I was a teen and we had gotten a new puppy. It wasn't angry, but very playful. And boy, puppies can have little sharp teeth. It's best to be careful and encourage good behavior.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Hi dilupchandra12

      Thanks, pups and kitty are the same. We gotta learn their body language. Btw, do you write at bubblews?

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      Dilip Chandra 2 years ago from India

      So sweet, i like any pet my friend. And, the tips are nice :)

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Hi lindacee

      yes, i agree that we get pretty excited when we get a new pup and had forgotten how frightened they are without their mommy

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      lindacee 2 years ago from Arizona

      These are really good tips for new puppy owners! We tend to forget about a puppy's feelings when we bring them home. It must be a frightening experience to be away from Mom and litter mates for the first time. It must be especially trying when there are young children in the family that do not know how to interact with young pets. Great ideas!

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Wow, two pups, your hands must be busy wit/ feeding and taking care of them

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      Bogdan 2 years ago from Berlin, Germany

      Yeah...I've got 2.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Hi arias100

      thanks, you got a puppy at home?

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      Bogdan 2 years ago from Berlin, Germany

      Awesome article! Loved your ideas.

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      peachy 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      yeah, you should have seen how the chinese families treated these poor puppies and kitties. I wish justice is done. Cheers

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      You just educated me on how a puppy must feel when pulled from his mother. Poor little thing. If I ever do get another dog, I will remember this and help it transition with love to our new home.

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      Elizabeth 3 years ago

      I don't have a puppy now, but I have had a few in the past and they sure can make life, different. Great article.

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      peachy 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      hi RTalloni

      thanks, an angry pup has a reason, just like cats

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      RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

      When I saw this title I wondered what in the world it could be about because I can't imagine an angry puppy! Now I understand how it could happen--thanks.

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      peachy 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      DDE

      Thanks, appreciated

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Well suggested tips.

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      Midget38 3 years ago

      A woman after my own heart, Peach!! Great advice!