Extract from Woof! By Michael Daniels
The primary purpose of human dog training is to change or mould the human dog’s behaviour, through positive reinforcement and discipline, to meet the expectations and goals of the Handler. This behaviour modification is achieved through the use Of repetitive training techniques. The exact methodologies and techniques used by the Handler will vary from individual to individual
The most basic method for training a human dog is to supply a command, and accompany that command with any gestures or physical assistance necessary to ensure the human dog understands what is required of him, and how to do it well. Guiding the human dog through the motions of the behaviour, accompanied with rewards for correct behaviour and prompt discipline for inappropriate behaviour, is key.
The successful Handler will apply consistency and simplicity to all of his dog training sessions. Unlike when training a boy or slave, the Handler should not attempt to have a conversation with his human dog or to reason with the human dog. The human dog’s headspace is different from that Of boy or slave, and verbal language and reason aren’t part of the scene. The Handler should use simple, one-word commands, simple devices, and simple gestures to get the best results.
Simple tasks or behaviours will take only a few tries before the human dog understands completely what is expected of him. More complex tasks may require more intense training, and quite possibly several sessions to get the desired results.
REWARDS & DISCIPLINE
Extract from Woof! By Michael Daniels
The cornerstone to successfully training the human dog is the application Of a consistent system Of reward and punishment. The Handler should provide large amounts of positive reinforcement for correct behaviour or successful completion of tasks, and equal amounts of verbal correction and discipline to undesirable behaviours or unmet goals.
Positive reinforcement can be in the form of verbal praise – a well-placed ‘good boy’ can work wonders, as can scratches, belly rubs, and playtime. Some human dogs are food motivated, and respond well to treats such as cookies and biscuits, and all human dogs will do almost anything for some special time with their Handlers, including sexual rewards.
Handlers should find out what makes their human dogs tick – what really turns their human dogs on – and use these activities as rewards, or withhold these activities as forms of discipline. Appropriate discipline will depend on the mental makeup Of the human dog. For some, a furrowed brow is worth a thousand lashes. A simple look of disgust, or a stern bad dog’ will send him cringing into a corner, ashamed of his performance. Others may need more physical discipline to alter their behaviour. Successful physical discipline can include a swat on the ass or nose with a rolled-up newspaper or a belt or paddle to the ass. Locking the human dog in his crate and ignoring him is a good way for a Handler to show the human dog that he is unhappy with his behaviour.
By far the most successful training tool that I’ve found is an electric cock-ring applied around the human dog’s cock and balls, or an electric butt plug in his ass. The effect of these devices is intense and immediate, and does not require the Handler to be standing next to the human dog to apply the correction. Most are also designed to allow the Handler to control the duration and strength Of the correction via a hand-held remote control.
Standing across the room from his human dog, the Handler with such a device can correct improper behaviours such as use of human speech, moving from a command ‘stay,’ or aggression toward Other people or human dogs. It only takes once or twice for the human dog to get the idea, and no one else in the room even needs know that the human dog has received a correction – except for the look of pained surprise on his face when he gets zapped. I can’t recommend these devices highly enough for all modes of human dog training.
Naming The Human Dog
Article Written by the pupOUTgear team at www.pupoutgear.com
You may be a new puppy emerging into pup play looking for an identity, or a pup with a name simply skimming this article. BOTH of these pups should read through this article carefully. It is important to understand how to develop your name and be able to answer these questions for any new puppies that may look up to you for support.
When starting to train a new biopuppy, their attention can be difficult to focus. One of the first lessons to teach a new dog is to associate the biopup with a name. A name allows you to gain and narrow the attention of the puppy while also giving feedback. No animal besides humans give a name such power over their person. Your puppy name is the most pleasurable sound to hear. It gives you attention and feedback. If you are hearing it spoken aloud, your tail begins to wag in anticipation of the person who wants to bring attention to you. This is the important reason why naming is a crucial aspect of puppy play. Attention, acknowledgement, and feedback are important tools of communication for puppies
How do I get a name?
A pup name can either be given to you or found independently. Especially if you are in solitary play and you cannot ask someone to give your pup a name. Make certain that you put time and effort into sniffing out a good pup name. No biopuppy is given a name that doesn’t associate with them. For example, Pup Shadow is given his name because he is easily frightened by shadows. The same lesson applies for a Sir/Handler naming their dog. A Sir/Handler would hesitate before giving their puppy the name “Rex” if they knew a better more appropriate one. Whatever the name is, it should make you excited and welcome upon hearing it.
What should my name be?
The puppy’s name is an important aspect of puppy play. It is going to be the initial wag and excitement you feel when your ears perk to its call. It should not be something you dislike or doesn’t have any relevance to your puppy’s personality. A Master will not call you “Spot” if it is a name you either dislike strongly or has nothing to do with you. Your name should define you as a puppy. Pup names can range from something simple describing how you play as a pup OR can be more complex. Names can be as simple as Rex, Spot, Waffles OR can evolve into something more compound such as Aloysius or Sirus.
Should a pup name be given to me or should I find one myself?
This is a common topic of debate when discussing puppy names. There is a common belief that a pup name should be given to you by a Master/Sir/Handler/Alpha. However, this policy excludes the full opportunity puppy play offers. If you are given a name that doesn’t suit you, it limits your ability to connect with your pup mindset. In the defense of this policy, the name being given to you may be a more appropriate option for slave or humiliation puppies. The humiliation of being given a name you dislike may enhance your experience.
For puppies practicing solitary play or wanting to give themselves a name, take some time to explore your pup mindset without a name first. How does it feel? Do you desire one day to be able to use a name that can give you feedback or attention? Think about the future and go forward with your inspiration in finding a name. Look up popular puppy names on the Interweb. Sniff out how different cultures name their pets. Find something suitable and stimulating that makes your ears perk and your tail wag furiously.
Can I change names?
The puppy has limitless freedom to change their name. Many situations present themselves as necessary opportunities to renew the puppy within you. Puppy names carry with them memories and associations such as a past Sir or bad relationship. These associations limit your experience in pup mindset because you feel the name is owned/collared by this memory. A new puppy name severs these connections with negative memories. When discovering your puppy, you may find that your name grows dull and expected. These names cause a puppy to strain to live up to the name instead of the pup within them. These names create an experience that is also dull and expected. Changing your name can be a welcoming change of pace. Caution: Changing your name often can also limit your experience. The puppy inside of you can feel confused and unwelcome with the new name. Much like a biopuppy with a new home and new name after previously being given a name. Change your name as often as you feel is comfortable and necessary.
Extract from Woof! By Michael Daniels
Whether to include toilet training, or housebreaking, as part Of the human dog’s behaviour is an aspect that generates a great deal of discussion and controversy, but this book would be incomplete without giving this topic its due, and presenting both sides of the housebreaking debate.
Housebreaking and to what degree is a matter Of personal taste which should be discussed between the Handler and human dog before any dog play scene begins. Some Handlers will not want to deal with the mess associated with housebreaking, whereas for other players, water sports and even scat may be part of their sexual regimen, and housebreaking can become a simple extension Of that type Of sex play.
The issue Of teaching the human dog to urinate outside, or on newspapers, or in a designated spot in the house is fairly straightforward.
If the weather permits, and the back yard is sufficiently secluded, it’s really not a big deal for the human dog to trot through the back door, find a tree, lift his leg, and let loose. Of course, if the door is closed, the human dog must learn to scratch or whine to be let out, and to be let back in again.
The first time the human dog attempts to urinate from all fours may be a bit awkward and even amusing, but with a little practice, he will learn to urinate from this position without splashing or spraying all over himself.
Paper training a human dog involves placing layers of newspaper on an appropriate tile or linoleum surface in the house, and teaching the human dog to urinate on the papers. As a matter of practicality, the typical human bladder holds much more liquid than the typical dog or puppy bladder, and newspaper isn’t the fastest-absorbing substance. Use of under padding such as that used in hospitals or sold at convalescent centres for bedwetters is a more functional alternative.
Human dogs can also be trained to urinate in a pre-determined location in the house, such as in the toilet or in the bathtub. Hopping into the bathtub, facing away from the drain, and urinating onto the side of the tub works pretty well, as does being on all fours and backing up over the toilet until the penis is positioned over the bowl.
Some Handlers prefer to use adult diapers on their human dog, especially if the human dog is to be caged for a long period of time or for overnight scenes where the human dog spends the entire night in pup mode. Bladders are one thing. Bowels are quite another, and there really aren’t many alternatives.
If the human dog is wearing paws, it will be impossible for him to clean up after himself after defecating. Unless the Handler is prepared to either (a) clean the human dog’s crack or (b) let the human dog run around unclean and stinking, the best alternative is to take a short break from the play scene. The Handler can remove the paws, let him go to the bathroom, clean himself up, and then return to human dog mode when he’s finished. The need to defecate can be minimized for short term scenes by having the human dog thoroughly clean out before play begins. Many of us already have enema hoses hooked directly to our shower heads for just that purpose. You don’t have to be into human dog play or BDSM to appreciate the importance of bottoms cleaning out before anal play. Having the human dog clean out before play also makes it more clean and comfortable for him to wear a butt plug tail.