Did you know that Evil damage actually hits Xyzzy before the puppies are charmed.
So if you are wearing Epic/Non Epic Demon Consort Bracers and possibly E Mari (Evil Guard) you will get her aggro straight away and not have to muck about with solid fog clickies. This is particularly good news for Barbs and Madstone boot wearing Tanks
You can see the damage hitting her, it's kinda cool. The damage is not enough to hurt the puppies badly btw
Also the Curse from the Bracers hits Xyzzy too. Still not sure if this actually is of any benefit to the party but it looks good.
On a lighter note three hints for succesful Puppy Runs (each of these scenarios have occured in this raid recently)
1, If you are the Tank pls remember to take off your Lightning Strike Guard. Otherwise you might end up wondering if those three little lumps of charcoal were anything mildly important.
2, If your a Pew Pew delighted with your lovely new Lightning Strike Bow you may wish to turn off IPS for this one because when you choose your target click Manyshoot and unleash a veritable Maelstrom those pitiful Canine cries you hear could have some significance on the success of the raid and your popularity.
3, If you are extremely proud of your new Epic Wolf Whistle it might be an idea to let the party know that the CR35 hound running around is actually on your side (ok ok that was me)