Puccini Pooch is a friendly toy dog who is a well-trained opera singer. His parents were opera buffs and named him after their favorite composer, Giocomo Puccini. When he was just a puppy, they taught him the words and music to every opera they had heard. Puccini Pooch is a replica of the character first introduced in Lesson Book 4. Suggestions are made in the Lesson Book for integrating the animals into the lesson.