How do you react when your puppy is “naughty?”
Are you tempted to get angry, or do you remain patient and calm?
Patience is defined as “the ability to endure waiting, delay, or provocation without becoming annoyed or upset, or to persevere calmly when faced with difficulties” (Encarta online dictionary). It’s also an expression of love. 1 Corinthians 13:4 tells us the “love is patient”. It goes on to say that love is “not easily angered.”
Pups (even adult dogs) can get into all sorts of mischief. I’m sure that many of us can attest to times we’ve been tempted to get annoyed or frustrated with our puppy who innocently peed on a rug, chewed our shoes, or got into something forbidden. Personally, I find that all these experiences teach me something new about dog ownership, and my own qualities. The following story taught me patience, and to laugh more, as well as five things to do when my puppy is naughty.
Here’s a little story to illustrate my point. . .