A wonderful Christmas present turns into a lesson in obedience. What a surprise it was on Christmas morning when David discovered that Santa had brought him a puppy named Oxley. A total bundle of energy, Oxley liked to play, but hated David's attempts at training him. Every time David turned around, Oxley was doing something wrong or simply t listening to the commands given him. Fortunately, David's best friend, Annie, attended obedience classes with her puppy, Muffin. David and Oxley joined the group and eventually they both learned that obedience and hard work reaps rewards. Much to the surprise of everyone, even the instructor, this cleverly written children's tale shows how Oxley develops into a well-behaved dog that David and his parents can be proud of.