If one happens to come in in the dark, no matter how well one knows the place, one sits down on a hat or a puppy-dog.
It was like a puppy-dog pointing a little bird in the grass.
The sense is—'and he could romp about, exactly as if he were a puppy-dog.'
He struggled frantically, but felt like a puppy-dog in the paws of a grizzly.
On horseback you think yourself somebody, but you look like a puppy-dog.
He was lying on his back, with his paws in the air, and whining very like a puppy-dog.
He knew only that the puppy-dog, given him only the previous morning, was safe back in his arms.
Across the road were meat, fish, vegetable, and puppy-dog shops.
The puppy-dog trust arose in me, I was a stranger, she was going to bow, perhaps smile!
She shut her eyes, then like a puppy-dog snuggling to its mother, turned and dug her round little nose into the pillow.