Puppy & Pet Play FAQ's
Can I be a pet/pup if I’m not sexual/kinky?
Yes! While pet/pup play is an extension both within and outside of it’s parent BDSM community and is often sexualized, you do not have to define yourself as sex/kink-driven when being a pet/pup. Never feel like you are required to act sexual as a pup/pet or handler/trainer. Before engaging with anyone in a sexual manner, understand that consent should never be assumed.
Is puppy/pet play bestiality?
NO! While outfitting yourself like an animal may seem like an odd behavior, puppy/pet play stems from a long line consent-practicing within the BDSM community. The nature of puppy/pet plays is both sexual and non-sexual role play which induces a "headspace" of primitive animal nature. This nature can be innocent, submissive, timid, defiant, authoritative, dominant, etc. No matter what aspects of puppy/pet play the users choose to explore, it is not meant intended as an act of bestiality.
What’s the difference between a trainer and a handler?
Trainers are individuals that take time to bond with a pet/pup in the effort of teaching a behavior which based on a situation or command. They focus on the exploring the performance skills of a pet/pup. (It’s the same thing as training a bio-horse how to trot an obstacle course or teaching a bio-dog to give you a paw.) Trainers typically focus their time on one pet/pet at a time. Each pet/pup and trainer relationship is unique to the dynamic’s purpose.
Handlers are individuals that take time to bond with a pet/pup in the effort of providing any combination of active or passive emotional, psychological, or physical support as well as monitoring a pet/pup’s possessions, behavior, or health/hygiene practices. They address the needs that a pet/pup may not be able to think about when they are in headspace. (Think of this role like an parent supporting their child's baseball career by attending their child's games.) Handlers can have more than one pet/pup that they handle at any given time and will often be open to keeping an eye on over all surroundings. Each pet/pup and handler relationship is unique to the dynamic’s purpose.
Can a trainer be a handler and vice versa?
Absolutely! They can be the same thing at the same time or take on one role at a time depending on the objective they and the pet/pup have agreed upon for a public event or private session.
As a pet/pup, do I need to find a handler and/or trainer?
No! Depending on a pet/pup’s need for care, they can act independently without a handler or trainer. A pet/pup’s degree of experience does not influence the need for a handler and/or trainer. (The only influence is what the pet/pup feels they need.)
What is CPP?
The Chicago Puppy Patrol (CPP) is a community based social group for pups, trainers, handlers, and those interested in exploring pet play.
What are your age requirements for CPP?
You must be 18+ to be involved with CPP. Some of our events are at venues that cater to 21+ so we must abide by their enforcement.
How do I get involved with CPP?
Come to our public events, explore our social media, and interact with our community to discover more about us and yourself.
How and why should I become a Member of CPP?
CPP currently recognizes two groups: Members and non-members. Anyone that wishes to become a Member needs to attend at least three of our events and complete our Liability Waiver under the Legal section of our website. To report your attendance, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Membership has its perks: an annual catered Member Appreciation Brunch, private Member-only events, and voting rights whenever official organization input is needed (like electing the Board each January).
What is the best way to contact the CPP Board?
Check out our Contact page. From here, you can direct your question, suggestion, or concern to the right person!
How do I know when the next CPP event is?
Check our website. Add our Google calendar to yours. Like our Facebook page and view the Upcoming Events tab. Subscribe to our Events Channel on Telegram.
When is Puppy Pound at Cell Block?
Puppy Pound is always the third Friday of every month from 10:00pm-2:00am.