What lessons have you learned since you have been in the puppy community?

JM: The biggest one is that there is a lot of love but a lot of shade too. Stick to the love and you’ll be aight
TG: You’re not alone.
MB: That we are not all the same, that we have different ways of doing things and that’s perfectly okay.
KL: That most “pups” are shady as hell 😀
KA: To be confident in myself that I know what I am doing and to ask for help when needed
BS: Good kneepads are worth every penny
LS: That there is no right or wrong way to be a pup
TO: That there is always more to learn about puppy.
TC: There are as many styles to pup play as there is breeds of bio-pups out there
MS: That title holders come and go, and a little patience goes a long way in solving most problems.
DS: A pup is a pup because of who they are – not due to any hood/harness/collar… Nor due to how they like to pup out, their shape, size, race, gender identity…
TH: To embrace joy and not hold onto hardship. And to not bite, if a bark will do just as well.
RM: When I first got into pup play, I went in with a vary black and white view of it. I’ve learned since that there many shades of grey along with all the colors of the rainbow in pup play.
LB:In the middle of a mosh, the actions (+/-) of one can easily affect others. Be welcoming to strays, then be open and willing to watch over them in the mosh.
BC: Never pisss on an electric fence. Also you don’t have to be like everyone else. You can be you and still be a pup. Gear or no gear.
JM: That there are other people out there when you need support, even when you’re isolated at home 🙂
SS: That I’m not ready for the emotions that come from being so alone even tho you have people around you.
BU: Don’t rush things. Don’t rush to have a handler, don’t rush to have a pup, don’t rush to get collared. Don’t rush your pup journey, take your sweet time and try to enjoy every moment.
MS: No two pups or handlers are the same; but no the less they are pups and handlers
MM: I’ve learned a lot but I think that the most important one for me is to not be so trusting. Although I really hate that lesson.
KS: I learned that puppies ruin all the things, and I learned that I’m protective in nature.
TO: But Sir, the squeaky had to die, it squeaked!
GP: Do not put everything in your mouth that was rolling around a dungeon floor no matter how good of a doggie you are.
BR: No matter how grumpy or frustrated or withdrawn I get, five minutes around pups will get me smiling and all becomes right with the world.
BG: That body shaming is a thing even in the fetish community but it also has some of the kindest people