BDSM Scene Ideas: Pet Play


Perhaps you’re a seasoned player or you’re only now emerging into the wild world of kink? Here at Kink Weekly we highly recommend pet play for a number of reasons. I personally never thought this would be an area that would interest me. However the longer I’ve been playing in the scene, the more I have learned about it, and the more I have come to find my own inner animal. A pet play scene can help reinforce a dynamic, having the submissive focus even more on the direction and command of the Dominant. Being that most animals do not speak, a submissive must learn better ways to communicate with body language or better yet, simply comply with the commands like a good pet.

While pet play can cover a large area of kink interest, for the purpose of this article I’m going to narrow it down to one of the most common representations; puppy play. As you explore pet play, you may discover your inner ferret or fox, I’ve even seen representations of turtles and various birds. Let us also not forget pony play, which you can read more about in my interview with submissann. Let this article be your guide into new territory and make sure to let us know how it goes in the comments!

What you will need:
collar and leash
-dog treats (Extra tip: fool your sub into thinking you are going to make them eat actual animal treats by simply replacing the food inside of the animal treat packaging with people food such as bits of cereal. Dexx totally fooled me on this one)
-doggy bowl
-some type of gag- Edgeplay Gear makes really cute bone gags
-dog toys or balls to play fetch
-some bondage mitts to turn those hands into paws
-knee pads if your partner is sensitive to this, safety first!
-puppy pee pads and drop cloth
-dog bed or you can fashion blankets or pillows into a sleeping area
-dog crate or cage (optional)
electric shock collar (optional and only if you’re feeling extra sadistic. Make sure to test this on yourself before using it on your submissive)

Most of this stuff you can find rather inexpensively at pet stores.

As always, you’ll start the scene by negotiating and checking for injuries. Since pet play requires a bit of crawling, you’ll want to make sure your pet is in capable condition. You can assist in bringing your submissive into a pet headspace by having them kneel down in front of you. Assign them a pet name if you wish or you can even have your submissive provide a chosen pet name for themselves that will only be used for the duration of the scene OR perhaps longer if they find that they relate to their pet persona outside of a play scene.

Attach the collar and leash to your puppy and take them for a walk. It’s important to start treating them like a puppy and maintaining that dynamic. Make sure to still ask questions and offer praise, but if your submissive tries to respond verbally either repeat the question or go ahead and take this opportunity to gag them. You can also have a cane or paddle on hand to offer swats of encouragement during the walk. Obviously we would never hit a real life puppy, but this is your consenting submissive puppy so some rules can be broken in their training. Offering questions like, “Have you been a good girl/boy?” or “Did you potty outside today like a good doggy?” are a good place to start. While on the walk, you can offer training to your puppy. Command them to heel, sit, or high five. Dexx uses an actual puppy training guide that has been pretty handy for him.

If your pet has somehow avoided the gag, reward them with a treat making sure they can see the box or packaging you pull it from. You may encounter some resistance from them towards eating the treat but remind them that punishment will come if they refuse to eat the treat. They’ll catch on pretty quickly. Lead them to a water bowl (barring the gag of course) for a drink. Heck, have the puppy drink the entire bowl in preparation for the….

Bonus scene tip! During their walk, you can decide it’s time to go potty. You can have the puppy pads pre-set (we recommend multiple pads spread around and a plastic painters drop cloth underneath just in case-don’t worry, your puppy can clean up the mess later). Encourage your puppy to go potty. Depending on the puppy, it may take a ton of encouragement. If your property allows it, you may skip the pee pad and take them outside to the backyard to go potty. Make sure to reward them with another treat.

After your puppy has completed a walk, it’s now time for open play time. Break out the toys and balls and play some fetch. Reward them with a pat on the head or a rub on the behind or belly.

You can conclude the scene by putting your puppy to nap on the doggy bed or putting them away in their crate/cage while you relax and watch TV or any other task. Personally, I find being placed away in a cage for some quiet time to be relaxing but others prefer to be close to their dominant or master.

I hope these ideas help you create your own pet play scene. As with all types of play and kink, pet play isn’t for everyone so make sure you and your partner proceed with an open mind. We can’t wait to hear how it goes!


  1. soooo cuttte! i love it, and the shock collar OMG

  2. Zekery Melado says:

    I absolutely L-O-V-E LOVE petplay. Im a switch so as a sub i am a kitten puppy mix and as a dom i am a owner and master. Having a pet or being a pet, the overall concept of it, isnt that hard; you have/are an actual pet. So if you have like an actual dog or an actual cat, you can watch and examine their lifestyle to get an overall concept of it. To me it is actually really fun and entertaining, as both a sub (i can also let out my little side as well!) And a dom (in all honesty it is just way too cute) i love petplay since to me i feel like its kind of like a begginner kink, since most of the time its nonsexual, and to the pet, its fun and games (and omg i love playing games x3) but overall very fun and relaxing, which is also perfect for my autism. Grant i do get a little embarrassed here and there i really love doing petplay on both ends!

  3. It has been a long time since I was taught about shock collars, back when pretty much all that was available were actual dog collars. Those were very dangerous for people and the experts I knew were all in agreement that they were not worth the risk. That might be different with collars designed for people. Mind you there were guys perfectly at ease with attaching such a collar to their balls.

    I intend to be at an event in a couple of days where I might run into some edgy experts. If I do I’ll post again.

    • kinkweekly says:

      The ones we’ve personally experimented with are extremely mild and we tested them on the backs of our hands for example. Perhaps there are different ones with different intensities? But safety is always a first priority. -anniebear

  4. Had kind of a different idea for a pet play scene. Even wanted to do a story out of it. I’m a straight male, and I guess you could say I’m more Dominant. I thought something interesting to have my submissive lead me in on a leash and leather mask and I’d act similar to a guard dog for her, protecting her from any unsavory characters. I’m not necessarily a dog, but more like a pet monster. She might be nurturing, petting my head, and I might rub up against her. But when she pulls my collar off, that’s when I go into Dom mode, tying her up, spanking her or whatever we’re mutually into. A lot like that Jet Life movie Unleashed, accept I’m not killing people. Has anyone else ever thought of this?

    • Mountainkitty says:

      Omgsh yes. My caged guard animal is unleashed after demonstrating its loyalty and patience to devour me. Nothing better than an alpha male on his knees and the hard in it inspires. Then, in the middle of his fucking madness, I say “down!” And he goes to his knees immediately with hands behind his back awaiting a treat. How he does it, I don’t know.

  5. Hi totally new to this and would like for someone to turn me into a full fledged puppy overnight . Will twear anything you tell me to and would not mind being locked in a cage with a shock collar on, tail in dog hood on and what ever full body suit to ensure I’m on all fours the entire time. I’ve done a little reading and want the full treatment . Any suggestions please email me back .

  6. CassieLynn says:

    I absolutely love this stuff and giving me great ideas. This is the lifestyle I truly crave and desire. I am a newly proclaimed transgender woman and crave to be someone’s obedient pet. I truly want someone to take possession of me, own me and I will be proud to serve and submit.

  7. Here is an idea:
    Create a maze or obstacle course the sub must negotiate to deliver something to the dominate, If it is a liquid the course must be negotiated without spilling. You could also do timed races in which the subs could be either encumbered by chains or rope, or perhaps blindfolded, and one sub pitted against another.

  8. EmmiKitti says:

    As a Kitten who enjoys the idea of being mostly Pet in scenes and especially out of scenes, I enjoy the concept of being on a schedule, feeding times, bedtimes, grooming times. There are times my little explodes out during my kittening and I actually become more of a younger kitten in my own mindset…
    eating out of my bowls, wearing my collar, crawling, learning my Daddy’s commands and tendencies are import to me as his Pet.
    Non sexual commands and non sexual control is just as important to me as the sexual commands are, so it is a learning curb for myself and my Daddy. I enjoy the unencumbered way Pet play lets me be myself, enjoying being degraded and humiliated emotionally and at times physically are important to my Pet play as well.

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