Glossary

  • Pup – A person acting the part of a puppy within pup-play.
  • Alpha – A pup who is a leader in a pack or over other pup(s). This is normally a leadership/guidance role.
  • Owner – Someone who owns a pup or a pack (multiple pups).
  • Handler – Someone who is handling a pup on a leash.
  • PAH – (Puppy and Handler) Is normally a regional/local group specifically for human puppies, handlers, and those interested in pup play.
  • Biopup/Biodog – Refers to an actual biological dog.
  • Headspace (pup-space or pupping out) – Is the carefree mental state that happens when in pup play. It’s focusing on living in the moment, and acting with your surroundings on instinct, like a dog would. Putting your own thoughts, fears, ambitions, etc. aside for a time.
  • Moshing – A puppy mosh, mosh pit, or just mosh, is normally when a group of pups get together and pup out. Most of the time it’s done in a specific area (roped off or matted) for the sole purpose of pupping out.