The Purposes of Puppy Play

The Purposes of Puppy Play

June 23, 2016 Off By Tycho Aurora

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From an outside viewpoint, it can be hard to explain the purpose behind such a large part of our lives. The primary question from the mouth of practically every person not associated with pet play is Why? Why practice such a bizarre activity? What purpose does it serve to you?

Definition or Character

It cannot be emphasized enough that being a puppy is not reserved to a set time or place. That, at any present moment, there is a part of our soul that wants to leap out and give licks, wags, and playful barks to people around us. Finding the puppy within you (and developing it) along side with your human self can be a worthwhile and endearing process. Being a puppy allows us to shift our perception away from the complicated world that at times can be difficult to understand. Being a puppy helps us to focus on the simple pleasures and values in life; company, affection, and companionship to name a few. The opportunity to create a stable and reliable bond with the puppy is one of the main purposes of this popular form of pet play. This is the reason why puppies are unique to the fetish community. It is not necessarily a sexual attraction or any direct obvious benefit that attracts us to pet play. The animalistic part of ourselves allows us to refocus our values away from complex human ideologies to the simple act of being a puppy.


Often times as puppies, we feel that our soul is intertwined with the animal within us.That within ourselves is a powerful presence of a canine spirit guide. Historically, before the fetish community, (if there ever was a ‘before’ 😉 animal roleplay existed as a part of spiritual worship or belief. In ancient human cultures, animals were revered and idolized. To sacrifice your body to these Gods for their use or abduction was the ultimate form of worship. Native American tribes believed in animal spirit guides that spoke indirectly to our soul through visions or subconscious thought in order to guide and protect you. Puppy play can be used to connect ourselves with that spirit and form a solid bond to our guide.


In a nonsexual way, puppies may be attracted to the simple affection given by a Master or another puppy. In biopups, puppies are often detached from a familiar environment and taken to a new home causing them to become restless and stressed. This is why it is so crucial with a new puppy to create an order and set healthy boundaries about what is allowed and what is not. Many parts of our human lives can leave us feeling like we have been moved into an unfamiliar territory. The safety of a collar and a Master with/without the pressure of a sexual relationship can bring order and stability for the pup. In these relationships, each member gives an exchange of attention and affection that builds a new home for both the Pup and Master. For a puppy, the Master provides the safety, security and trust that solidifies the pup’s esteem as well as his character. For the Master, the love and stability a puppy provides is unmatched. They each depend on their relationship as a source of loyalty, respect, and unconditional love. No matter what may happen, the relationship between a Master and his pup endures because of the secure knowledge that each of them deeply cares for the other.


Puppies and dogs are undeniably related to the wolf, a strong example of pack life and community. Puppies depend on their community as a source of comfort and security. Either through various social media, local groups, or even a loving friend, we become more connected with each other as well as with our pup self. The thought of a puppy brings us joy because of their playful, naive, and non judgemental nature. Biopuppies are defined by the reciprocating love and attention we give back to them. Much is the same for human pups both within the “mindset” and outside of it. We support and love each other because we understand why being a puppy is critical to our happiness.

Mental Benefit

Many psychologists encourage opportunities that shift our perspective away from our present situation and reflect on our problems in a different light. We all seek our own happiness in the world but there are times where complications hinder that desire. We respond to these situations by protecting ourselves from further harm and activating our “fight or flight” response. Our reactions to these events can leave us holding a more narrow minded view of the world that can be difficult to shake off leaving us shy and sheltered. The puppy “headspace” helps us to shed a narrow mindset off faster than shedding our fur. At many community puppy events, we witness puppies entering their mindset as reserved and cautious humans but quickly become extremely social, confident, and loving. Returning to their human form, they go forward with a more confident and caring character. When the complications again arise, the puppy within us sheds his coat, and moves forward choosing to be happy above all.


When you accept yourself as a puppy, it evolves as a part of your personal life and can become a factor in your sexual life as well. The Dominant/Submissive relationship between these roles( which are not limited to a Dom/Sub relationship) can be both sexually appealing and satisfying. Owners have full control over biopups ranging from the times they can satisfy their bodily functions to their emotions. The control and safety present in that relationship relinquishes the obligation of the puppy to be held responsible for his thoughts and actions and simply must obey. Though this is often confused with a Boy or Slave, the puppy is considered to still have his own rambunctious, playful, and primitive animalistic  nature that may not be present in the other forms of ownership. As stated in the previous article (below), this is your fetish and up to negation with your Master. Many puppies can be attracted to the sexual act of being a animal, both in solitary play and with a partner, capable of unpredictable growls and satisfied in similar ways. Though it is not essential to participate in puppy play with a sexual undertone, it is advised even in a solitary mindset to express yourself sexually. After all, your sexuality is a part of you and should be shared with your pup side.

What is your purpose?

PupOutGear Team