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Elvis the Bulldog Throws Tantrum When Mama Lays Down The Law

Puppies are like unruly children. Sometimes they just want to do their own thing and not be told otherwise. Just like human mamas, it's a dog mom's job to set the boundaries for their pups, teaching them what appropriate behavior is and isn't by using proper socialization. However, not all puppies catch on quickly. Some are slow learners, while others are just plain stubborn. In an adorable YouTube video, one little bulldog puppy throws a tantrum when his mama lays down the law. He even barks at her in defiance! While it may only be a three-minute video, it gives us plenty of insight into this little puppy's personality and how this mom handles her unruly offspring.

In YouTube user Rob Brixey's video, mama bulldog Patches is following behind her little baby, Elvis, who isn't quite following her instructions. Patches is nudging the little one forward while walking through the house, but Elvis has other plans. Finally, after taking a few steps for mom, Elvis decides he has had enough and plops himself down on the rug, determined not to move anymore.

Mom tries to get him moving again. But Elvis still is not having it. He stumbles for a few steps before stopping, which prompts his mom to sit by his side in a play bow, allowing Elvis to climb atop her head.

When she uses a big bulldog paw to give him a little tap, Elvis isn't happy—and he isn't afraid to say it! He lets out some sharp little barks, which we think are just the cutest thing. By the end of the video, it's all love again, with little Elvis snuggling up to his mama, who still seems to be in a bit of a playful mood, ready to show her son the ropes in socializing.

An only child, Elvis was born with a cleft palate, leaving him with a cute, perma-sneer, hence his iconic name. Brixey's wife reportedly bottle-fed the little guy until he was big enough to handle solid food, and he's since grown up to be a "very strong, energetic, and physically active Bulldog," according to a caption featured on the original video.

Once Elvis was old enough to part ways with his mama and caretakers, they gave him to the very same veterinary technician who helped treat him from the day he was born, so his original family knows he's in good hands in his new home!

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This article was originally published on April 10, 2017.

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