International Puppy ™ is pansexual & welcomes
all puppies (leather, rubber, etc) from any country.
winner of the contest will receive:
and other prizes
In addition to the
puppy contest, the Tampa Bay Leather n
Fetish Pride staff will again be observing all of the puppies
attending the event (even those not participating in the contest) and
awarding the Bill (Trooper) Boyd "Best in Show" Memorial Award to the
puppy they feel best conducts themselves as a puppy in and out of pup
Why Saint Petersburg, Florida?
If the many bars at the Flamingo
every theme from poolside to leather is not
enough to keep you busy, St. Petersburg has beautiful beaches, the
Salvador Dali Museum, Fort De Soto Park, Sunken Gardens, the St.
Petersburg Pier and Derbylane offers wagering on Greyhound,
Thoroughbred, Quarter horse and Harness Racing. Nearby Tampa has the Florida Aquarium, Lowry Park
Zoo, Busch Gardens theme park, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino as well as
Casino boat cruises that offer the excitement of vegas-style
gambling with food and entertainment for a great day-trip!
Ybor City in Tampa is famous for its Cigars and it's many bars and
clubs which rivals New Orleans for it's nightlife. If that
isn't enough to keep you entertained, Orlando is only 2 hours away
and features Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld and
Hogwarts Castle at the Harry Potter Theme Park.
Whatever your taste, St. Petersburg offers everything under the sun.
With an average temperature of 73.6 degrees, St. Petersburg records 361
days a year of sunshine - no wonder the city's moniker is the Sunshine
What is a Human Pup?
Human Puppies have been a part of the
Leather & Fetish community for years and only recently have been showing
themselves more and more.
The human puppy is a person that enjoys acting and even dressing like a
dog or puppy. He/She is playful, full of mischief and always needs
attention. Puppies dress in many different ways from wearing nothing at
wearing full body suits. Depending on you as a pup it is what you feel
comfortable in or what you have a fetish for. Pups are the submissive in
a Dom/sub relationship as my pup Flip is my sub or as I like to say my
There are many types of pups, Leather pups, Rubber pups, Latex pups etc.
and many accessories to help you to become the perfect pup. Puppies are
everywhere these days and as the Leather community embraces them the
more pups are coming out. And they like to relate to breeds of dogs.
Flip relates to Wolves where Jaeger relates to Boxers because he has no
tail. Some puppies are owned and wear a locked collar and some just like
to be strays. Please remember as in all protocol never grab a pups lock
if it is wearing a collar, it is a sign of disrespect to its owner.
As with any puppy
pack there is always an Alpha pup in this case it is Flip he is the
Alpha puppy of the TLC with Jaeger. An Alpha puppy is the pup that the
others will learn from when around him. A Trainer or Handler is a person
that helps the person get into what we call head space. That person is
responsible for training the pup, and caring for it when in pup space.
REMEMBER: Puppies love baths!!!
Puppy Play 101
Flip aka The Flip-n-Puppy
Jaeger Pup T
A puppy or dog is a human pet. It can be a male or female who
identifies closely with real biological pups/dogs and lets go their
human inhibitions and stress to embrace their animal instinct. They
live in the moment, their entire existence revolves around getting a
pat on the head, being told they are a good puppy, exploring
anything and everything that looks interesting or fun, even if it's
sniffing someone in public. A pup/dog may take on the persona of a
biological canine to varying degrees from being on all fours chasing
balls and barking instead of talking to only taking on the
personality of a pup/dog but retaining their human abilities.
- For many it's just a type of role
playing but for others it's a part of their inner spirit, it's who
they are whether in pup gear or not.
How should strangers approach a human puppy / dog?
pups/dogs love to be petted but a stranger should approach a human
pup/dog the same way they would approach a real canine. If the
pup/dog has a human with them, you should ask the human if it's ok
to approach or pet the pup/dog. If the pup/dog is alone and turns
away or growls when you approach them, you should leave them alone.
You should never try to grab a pups/dogs collar or leash and if they
are wearing a lock you should never touch it or the collar as some
owners take this as an act of disrespect to them personally. A
pup/dog that wants to be petted will make it obvious and might move
toward you or they may lick or sniff you when you approach.
- A human pup/dog approaching another
should use some common sense, never just run up and pounce on the
other pup/dog without properly introducing yourself using barks or
whimpers or human language. The other pup/dog might not want to play
or their owner/trainer/handler may not allow them to interact with
What are the differences?
puppy is younger (no matter what their human age), they are more
playful, mischievous and less obedient.
- A dog is older, less playful, more
serious, protective and obedient.
- Gear/Furry pups are more into the role
play playing aspect. They love the gear and the acting more than the
mindset. When the gear comes off, they retain little or none of the
- Slave dogs/curs are rare, not a pet and
not a normal part of the pup/dog world. They want to be treated
lower than a sub-human, caged, humiliated and disrespected. Many
inexperienced Tops and Sirs mistakenly think this is the normal
desire of everyone that identifies as a pup/dog then attempts to
treat any pup/dog they meet as such and gets upset when the pup/dog
ignores, growls or tries to bite them. A puppy is not a human slave.
What is puppy play?
play is NOT about bestiality. Human puppy play does not involve real
pups/dogs in sexual activities and it does not mean someone desires
to perform sexual activities with real biological pups/dogs.
- Puppy play originally began as a way to
humiliate or punish a boy by making them look and act like a dog but
many found they identified more with being a pet than they did as a
boy or slave. The punishment turned out to be more fun than
humiliation. So began the puppy movement. Today it is growing in
leaps and bounds as more and more people find their true nature as
- It is different for everyone that takes
on the role of a puppy or a dog. It sometimes involves a
trainer/master/handler/owner where a pup is trained, disciplined or
simply acts like a spoiled pet and sometimes it may only involve
playing with other pups/dogs or playing alone. Some pups completely
relinquish all human characteristics, becoming a true "pet" while
others retain varying degrees of their human characteristics.
- For some it's
completely non-sexual, there is no erotic or sexual interaction at
all, simply relying on someone to feed and reward or discipline them
is only an exciting variation of Dominance and submission (D/s). For
others, they are always a human, capable sexual behavior with other
pups or humans. Puppy play has strong naturally occurring elements
of D/s, ownership and control, as well as other traditional
- Puppy play depends on what the people
involved are hoping to accomplish, it can be nothing more than
role-play fun or an escape from reality using an alternate
What activities are involved in puppy play?
a real puppy/dog might do! It can range from simply sleeping on a
pad on the floor at night, to housetraining, to chasing a ball or
Frisbee to wrestling with a human or other pups to playing a day in
the life of a "pet owner".
- Taking care of a human pup/dog can be as
demanding as taking care of a real pup/dog or as simple as living
with a roommate. Depending on the pup, there may be a lot of
training and care involved. Most people will not want to clean up
the floor or the human pup after it pees or potties but some might
want to have to train them not to. Others may prefer their pet to be
more self-sufficient and clean up after itself as well as help do
chores around the house.
What do human puppies/dogs wear?
home, most owners/trainers/handlers demand their pets always be
naked other than a collar and sometimes a hood, tail, mitts, knee
pads and maybe socks or shoes for foot protection since real canines
don't usually wear clothes. It's up to the owner/trainer/handler to
determine what, if any clothing is to be worn.
- At clubs, bars and friends homes
pups/dogs usually wear as little as possible ranging from totally
naked, to jock strap, to wet suit, to normal street clothes. Use
common sense, you don't want to make people too uncomfortable or
violate dress codes. Most local police require genitals and pubic
hair to be covered as well as at least a 1 inch wide strap in back.
If you can't wear it to a public beach you probably can't wear it to
a public bar.
- At restaurants and other public places,
common sense applies. Normally you can wear a collar and sometimes
some pup gear can be worn, sometimes not, depending on the
What toys/accessories are involved in puppy play?
and leash to take them for a walk.
- Padded knee pads to protect their knees
- Padded bondage mitts or socks to
restrict thumbs and pad the knuckles.
- Squeaky toys and balls with rope through
them so the pup/dog can grasp it with their teeth.
- Large dog bowls or shallow dishes such
as cake pans shallow and wide enough to get the pups/dogs face in.
- Cage for punishment or play large enough
for the pup/dog stretch their legs out straight while sitting up.
A large, well padded dog bed for taking naps or sleeping.
devices to train the pup/dog to stay on all fours or for punishment.
- A muzzle, hood or mask (preferably with
ears) to keep the pup/dog from talking.
- Butt plug tail or belt with a tail
- Housetraining pads for the floor if
- Treats for rewarding good pups/dogs.
- A rolled up newspaper to correct minor
- Chastity devices if your pup/dog tries
to hump things or people. Be sure to get one that can be left on
- Anything else an owner or a pup wants
that helps them get into head space.
What is involved in puppy training?
puppy trainers may want to use behavior modification techniques
using the following tools to train their pup/dog:
- Restraints may be used to restrict
the pups ability to stand up or use their hands since pups/dogs
are always on all fours and don't have thumbs. Note: This can be
physically debilitating if taken to extremes or frequent breaks
are not allowed.
- Muzzles or hoods may be used to
prevent the pup/dog from speaking since pups/dogs bark and
whine, they do not speak, they use body language or other antics
to convey what they want. Remember to remove it frequently to
allow them to drink. Note: If a human puppy is never allowed to
speak or interact as a normal human being for long periods they
may become psychotic and dangerous to you and themselves.
- Cages or shock collars (around their
thighs never around their neck) may be used if a puppy engages
in or responds to normal human conversations since pups/dogs can
only understand and respond to simple commands, like "sit",
"stay", "come", "heel", "fetch" etc.
Dog bowls may be used to feed pup/dogs. Human faces are too
short for most dog bowls so use a shallow bowl or one large
enough for them to get their entire face in. Being a human
pup/dog requires a lot of energy so keep a lot of water
available to them. The human tongue was not designed to scoop up
water so be sure to keep the bowl full or use a water bottle.
To enhance the eating experience, canned human foods such as
beef stew, corned beef hash or breakfast cereals can be used.
They can be relabeled if desired. Human pups/dogs should never
eat real dog food! It does not have the correct nutritional
content and may give them diarrhea, make them very sick or
- Chastity devices may be needed to
keep horny pups/dogs from humping the furniture or peoples legs.
Be sure to use a style that can be left on while the pup/dog
a pup/dog 24/7 is a fantasy. The human body needs to exercise as a human
and communicate regularly as human to remain physically and
mentally healthy. Being on all fours 24/7 would result in joint, muscle
and spinal damage and never having a normal human conversation could
result in a psychotic pup/dog that may be a danger to you and
To be a healthy pup/dog, they have to be a healthy human.