Puppy Words of Wisdom
How To Be The best Pup You Can Be In The Community
Puppy is Not a Popularity Contest
We all are unique and special. Not everyone is going to get along with everyone else. Go out and have fun. Handlers – this isn’t Pokemon where you gotta get em all!
Try and be that person you would wanted to have met when you were just starting out.
It doesn’t matter if you have been in puppy for 3 weeks or 30 years. You never know everything. When someone is starting out a good or bad experience can set up their whole journey in the community. Make sure it’s a good start for them!
You always have the right to say no/stop if you are uncomfortable with something being done with/to you
No means no. Even if you are in a submissive position you still have rights and deserve to be treated with respect and dignity. You are the one that has say what you want done to you
You never know everything. Anyone in the community, short time or long time, still has something to learn and needs to remember that!
Never stop learning! Puppy is growing and changing at an astronomical rate, just enjoy the ride. Listen and hear what others are sharing, never know when you will learn something new in your own journey.
Just because you are not into “titles” does not give you the right to put those down that are.
Many that are title holders do it to get more doors open to do more for the community.- Some are into running for a title (and all the work that goes with it), some love mosh pits, some just enjoy playing fetch. Just because it’s something you are not into, doesn’t mean you can ridicule the pup wanting it.
Puppies are not all subs or into BDSM and should not be treated as such.
There are a lot of Alpha or Dom pups. Just because you see a pup out and about does not mean that they should automatically bow down to you. Respect is earned and not just given.
Puppy is unique to each of us, what may be right for you, may not be right for someone else.
Puppy is what puppy is for you. You enjoy sex in puppy play? Fine! You don’t? That’s fine too! You just want to be cuddled? That’s awesome! You just want it to be you and your Handler? Sure! You want to be part of a pack! That is great! Don’t let anyone tell you that you have to abide by a cookie cutter description of puppy!
Puppy is about what is inside your heart…Owner/Handler or pup. It’s not a game to many of us, so please respect that.
We all have our own journey and own obstacles. Some are into puppy as a lifestyle and some are just in it for the fun. One should never be criticized as a “wanna be pup”
Gear is nice but that isn’t what puppy is all about. No one should be put down just because they don’t have or can’t afford the gear they want.
It’s not about what you are wearing that make you a pup. Your first priority for gear are things that will keep you safe during play (gloves/mitts and knee pads) the rest from there is icing. Have a new hood? Awesome, but that doesn’t make you better than everyone else.
Those that put on events, can’t do it all by themselves. They need the community’s help and the community’s support to make them happen and keep them happening!
Many events take many sets of paws to make happen. One cannot do it all themselves. Don’t have anything happening where you are? Make something happen! Is there an event happening? Help support and promote it. Successful events lead the way to even more events!!
Big thanks to Papa Woof Roth and other pups in the community for their input and inspiration into the Puppy Words of Wisdom