We’ve reblogged this from Master Slave Primer, who runs an interesting and graphically well produced site of information on Master/slave lifestyle training. His stuff is a delight to look at. If you like the graphic, you can also head over to The Dogs Bolloxx and pick it up as a good looking t-shirt.
Headspace is hard to describe. It’s the mental state you put on when you are doing puppy play. Dogs live in the moment, they do not think about the past or present. They act on instinct rather than rationality. Dogs are pack animals and seek attention from the other members of the pack. They look to the other dogs for leadership and guidance, and will assert their own if they do not find it. Maintaining headspace is about putting aside the human thoughts and desires and thinking instead about a pup’s thoughts and desires.
So, how do you go about training your human pup? That’s up to you, but one way to start is much the same way you would begin training a canine. Start with basic voice commands. Come, sit, fetch, bring, drop, good puppy! As the voice commands get more complex, begin integrating positions and movements. Heel, pose, down, stay, good boy!
This is a regular series of illustrated guides. You can find the others here.
• Sirius Pup – First Collar Training: Posture
• Leather Pup – Pup Play 102
• Pup Play – Human Pup Play Links & Resources
• Deviance & Desire – Human Puppy Play & BDSM Training 4: Basic Training