Pups 101 an outlook by 🐾Alpha Pup Gunner
I put this together a while ago, and I figure incase anyone stumbles upon this post or my tumblr I may as well explain my point of view for all of those willing to take a minuet to read this. Here it goes *wags*.
So you may need to make a sort of chart, handlers can be tops or bottoms, they don't need to be male or female. Pup play is genderless in the fetish world. There are guy and girl,pups and/or handlers. For the handlers they usually are craving the blind love from their pup and enjoy the attention. Pups love to support the handler in giving the attention and they love to be there for the handlers. Pups have 3 roles in a pack system.
Alpha-leaders and dominate pups
Beta-challenges the alpha for power often but knows their place under the alpha
Omega-doesn't try to move up in the pack, is content being taken care of by the other pups.
Pup play also doesn't have to be too sexual. You don't always need to have a tail in your butt or a hood on to be a good boy, your handlers or pups love you with or without the gear on.
That being said though, at least personally. The more gear I put on, the further I get into my pup head space. If you aren't familiar with the term, it's a state of mind that allows you to embrace the animal in you instead of the uptight adult role you usually play.
Sometimes attraction to pups from the outside looking in is based on the gear, the harness, the collar, the hood (sometimes freaks people out) I have a knot I put on that is an amazing piece of gear, and of course the tail.
I can't speak for other people, but they usually are turned on by gear but don't understand the concept. Which is kinda like a cat person admiring a pretty dog, the don't know the breed, how big or how expensive, but they know it's a pretty dog.
If you have questions about this or me don't hesitate to message me here or on recon and ask ^_^ I'm more than happy to help