Some behaviors and things you do, you would think are common sense and should be avoided but that is not always the case. Dogs in general live in the moment and a human puppy might be that way to if they are in that type of mindset. For your safety and wellbeing the following in this pup's opinion should be avoided at all costs. You might laugh at how silly the following may seem but I would not mention it for other people's safety if something horrible has not come from others using these things already.

Shock Collar

 

Using electricity near the throat could cause the muscles to contract, and close the airway, choking the person wearing the collar.  With each shock you are disrupting the natural rhythms of your heart endangering your life. I say just do not use them at all. But If you have to use a shock collar for your needs, do not use one made for dogs. Do your research and get one made for play by humans at an adult toyshop.

Choke Collar

 

Even if used without correction choke collars can still cause pain, discomfort, and injury to the neck, head and spinal cord not to include cutting off your airway. Choke collars also affect other areas of the body including the eyes and brain. Choke collars are very dangerous; just do not risk your life by wearing one around your neck. You never know when something might happen and the collar is pulled so tight you cannot release it and then you run out of air and die.

If you are going to wear one, please have it locked.

Prong Collar

 

Prong collars function similarly to choke collars, except they contain metal spikes on the inside that dig into the neck. A human neck is not as thick or as protected as a dog’s neck. As a responsible adult just do not use this type of collar. It is not a pretty sight seeing someone bleed to death because they had this type of collar around their neck when it punctured them hitting a vein.

If you have to wear one, turn it inside out but then be aware of the safety of others who might be snagged on the prongs facing outwards.

Rawhide

 

As the rawhide chews get moistened, it tends to wrap around your teeth; rubbing off any plaque buildup which in turn reduce his risk of acquiring serious dental problems. So for a pup that might be good, but…

- a tiny, broken piece

of rawhide can get lodged in your throat; putting you in serious danger.

- rawhide can expand inside the stomach and may develop gastrointestinal complications.

- several reports have revealed that rawhide that has been produced outside the USA were made from toxic chemicals; including arsenic and formaldehyde.

Nylabone

 

Many pups like to have these. Its understandable since they come in a variety of shapes and colors, so it is fun.

 

Nylabone material is non-edible so you probably do not want that in your

mouth to start with. Plus the material used is very hard for human teeth.

 

It might look like fun to chew on these but due to the hardness there is a slight possibility that you could crack one if not more of your human teeth.

Pull and Tug Toys

 

Just no! Usually made out of rope these are cheap and easy to play with but the human mouth is not meant for clamping down on these and playing tug with another pup or human. The force exerted while playing with these is tremendous and there have been some puppies that have lost teeth playing to rough with these type of toys.

If you are to play with these type of toys hold your hand around the end near your mouth to help control the exertion of playing with them. Plus to protect yourself from getting hit by the other end, they are hard.

It is important to read the warnings for any toy or chew that you purchase so that you are aware of the potential hazards. I just say stay away from anything meant for dog consumption; instead switch it out with human consumable treats.

Tail Pulling

 

Just do not tug or pull on a pup’s tail ever! If the pup is wearing an insertable tail plug and it is pulled without them knowing it, not only does it give them one heck of a surprise it could also seriously injure them both inside and out.

No matter how playful a pup is and that tail is wagging away you never, ever pull on a pup’s tail. If you see anyone about to do so STOP them immediately and save a pup from getting hurt!

Many pup socials do not allow insertable tail plugs for this reason.

Sweating, Feeling Dizzy, Light Headed? Lack of Hydration?

 

Feeling cranky, fatigued and unable to focus? You might just need a drink of water. It is important to make sure you get water before, during and after a play session. Water regulates your body temperature and lubricates your joints. It also helps transport nutrients to give you energy and keep you healthy. If you’re not properly hydrated, your body can’t perform at its highest level to be the best human puppy you can be. If you are experiencing any level of fatigue, muscle cramps, dizziness, ect. take a break and get a drink of water.

It is important to just use common sense and to always be safe and communicate while being a human puppy. Check things out; research them if you do not know. Ask questions. As a human puppy you have the responsibility to help out and protect your fellow puppy kin. Do not chastise them (unless they are about to tug/pull on a tail) if they are doing something wrong but talk to their handler or to them, educate them on the side if you can and let them know that what they are doing could potentially be dangerous. Hopefully in any mosh or scene there is someone watching over the pups in play keeping them safe and away from any dangers.