Other types of S&M pup-play and human objectification or human animals.
Pup play or dog play is sometimes (though not always) associated with leather culture. at least one of the participants acts out canine mannerisms and behaviors, or simply imagines such behaviors or identities, and attempts to assume the mental state of a dog. Pup-play does not require any involvement with bestiality. The dominant role is taken by a “Handler,” “Trainer,” or a “Master.”
The painslut may be called a “pup,” a “dog,” a “stray,” or in the case of a more aggressive or dominant participant that still identifies as a dog, an “alpha.” In the pup-play community, biological canines are referred to as “canines,” to differentiate between them and human role players (the pup, dog, or alpha). Pup play is more about being a playful, goofy being on all fours who shows his/her Master their love and devotion. Instinct also plays a large role in pup play. This can also be taken in the context of master/slave relationship. The tormentor can have his slave collared and bound with chain indoors or outdoors naked. The slave would be asked to bark, kiss/lick the dom’s foot/shoe, eat like a dog and also try catch people and things nearby.
In kitten-play the person assumes the less serious role of a pet that keeps some independence and – as part of the fantasy – might retaliate against the partner trying to tame him or her. Kitten-play is less well known than pony or pup-play, although in recent years has been growing in popularity