How To Train A Puppy

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 - Prompt #423:  How To ____________

"We’ve all seen or heard of the series of instructional books “For Dummies.” They even seek to provide a “Complete Idiot’s Guide” to nearly every endeavor known to humankind. They all seek to show “How To” do something. Admit it, we’ve all attempted to search You Tube for instructions about something or other.

So this week we look to you to provide poetic information on how to do something. How to use a left handed ganglion wrench. How to boil water. How to write a “How To” poem. Tell us what to do, or more importantly, how to do it. I assure you we will be better served for it!"

Puppy chews rug.
You spray it with Bitter Apple.
Puppy chews wooden table.
You spray it with Bitter Apple.
Puppy figures out that the spray
dries.  Goes back to chewing
rug and table.
Puppy gives you loud, squeaky
toy to throw.  You throw it.
Puppy brings toy back.
You throw it.
The game continues on and on,
broken only by a treat or a nap
in crate.
Puppy cuddles in bed with you.
All is forgiven.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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4 Responses to How To Train A Puppy

  1. 1gus1 says:

    I can relate to this.. Our puppy is 12 weeks old today and growing like a weed – a fairly sturdy weed.


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