Often times a sub explores pup play because he likes to be submissive but does not necessarily identify himself as a “slave”. These pups often have a playful demeanor and embrace pup play (and the pup headspace) as a form of submission.
I also use pup play for humiliation of a sub. In this situation I force a sub to act like a pup although the sub still maintains the headspace of a human submissive. It can be very degrading to take a sub, put a leather pup hood on him, and treat him like he is an animal. When I do this I will teach him commands, play fetch, and make him drink from a dog bowl among other things. When I do this I will punish the sub if he acts in any manner that a K9 would not, which can be frequent for a sub forced into this role. This also results in a lot of verbal humiliation as I berate the sub for his actions.
In my prior post “Pup Play with 47” I referenced that 47 blends these two roles very well. When I do pup play with 31 it is used as a form of humiliation.
Some pictures of 31 during pup play are below. If you look closely you can even see my ErosTek 302 electro box under the singlet on his right leg. I had the box connected to bands around 31’s balls in case he needed some “encouragement” to act like a pup.