"The [999 emergency service] operator raised the alarm when she heard heavy breathing and shouting.[...]
"Come out or else, I'm warning you", were the last words she heard before the call ended and she alerted police."
A spokesman for West Mercia Police said: "Staff thought they had a violent domestic or even a potential murder on their hands.
"For a few moments, they wondered what sort of incident they were dealing with.
"An operator phoned the number back hesitantly, only to be greeted by a very apologetic woman who confirmed that all was well and that the culprit was not her husband- but the dog. You just couldn't think this stuff up, could you."
A puppy chewing the phone ...