The Handler/Puppy Golden Rules (Code of Conduct)

"Leaders of the Puppy Community Initiative on Facebook, have gathered together to create a "Code of Conduct" for pups and handlers to take in consideration in public spaces. As the puppy community has grown and their cultural concepts are solidifying more and more, there are some who are stepping up to ensure that a good time is had by all-both Pup community members and non. The purpose of the Puppy Community Initiative according to their Facebook page - "This is to find ways we can work within our community and be able to interact better at all community events and interact better with other aspects of the Leather/Kink Communities."

By |May 2nd, 2015|Community, News|0 Comments

Leatherati Woof Series: Pup Headspace Part 2

"Criteria for Headspace Turns out there are 7 criteria that we must meet to get into the headspace we need."

By |October 2nd, 2014|Community, Opinion, People|0 Comments

Leatherati Woof Series: Pup Headspace Part 1

'I have been fascinated about headspace since I first started in puppy play a few years ago. To me this one subject is the most rewarding part of kink play; getting into a mental state where I am focused in the now. The headspace for puppy play has been restorative, empowering and fascinating the more I have learned to operate in that headspace, as well as guide others to the headspace."

By |October 2nd, 2014|Community, Opinion, People|0 Comments

Amsterdam Leather Pride & Kink Academy

One of the oldest streets in Amsterdam is the Warmoesstraat, familiar to many as the home of Amsterdam’s leather and fetish scene. There have unfortunately been several iconic bars and clubs that closed over the years and many thought that the city wouldn’t recover its kink crown. But new openings in recent years have helped […]

By |October 16th, 2013|Events Europe|0 Comments

A Pup, Or Not A Pup

by Pup Tripp

Sometimes, and more often than I’d like, I still come across conversations – online and otherwise – about who is or isn’t a pup or about such conversations that left a pup hurt and disillusioned. Even worse is when these aren’t actually conversations but rather flat out –and almost always uninformed – statements […]

By |October 14th, 2013|Opinion|3 Comments

2013 International Puppy and Trainer

The 2013 International Puppy and Trainer contest hosted at Beyond Vanilla in Dallas, Texas has just been completed!  After a fabulous two days of interviews, moshing, and show elements your 2013 International Puppy and Trainer are Pup Rylee and Trainer Daddy Rose!  Congratulations to them both and to all the contestants.  WOOF!!!

 2013 Intl Puppy Rylee and […]

By |September 28th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Two New Contests for Beyond Vanilla XXIII

Dallas, TX – The Beyond Vanilla Committee recently announced the addition of two well known contests:  International Puppy & Trainer Contest – IPTC, and Great Plains Olympus Leather – GPOL, to be held during Beyond Vanilla XXIII in Dallas, TX during September 27-29, 2013.

The International Puppy & Trainer Contest started from humble beginnings thirteen years […]

By |August 21st, 2013|Events US|0 Comments

Aroooooooo to the DFW Pups and Woofs and Wegs!!!

Aroooooooo to the DFW Pups and Woofs and Wegs!!!

by Tyesha Best, Leatherati Contributing Editor

Woof! The DFW Pups have recently formed in Dallas, Texas to the delight of many. They just had their first meeting this past January 26, 2013. It is a long time coming as there are many pups already living in the DFW […]

By |February 14th, 2013|Clubs, News|1 Comment

Toronto Bound 2012

This past November 2012 has been a busy month for me. I covered three events in three different cities – first Mr. Leather Ottawa-XX in Ottawa, then Mr. Leather Cowboy in Detroit, and finally the second annual Toronto Bound Weekend in Toronto, which landed on the American Thanksgiving Weekend.

This particular Toronto Bound Weekend – a […]

By |January 6th, 2013|Contests, Events Canada|0 Comments

International Puppy 2013

by Sir Joseph

Thank you to everyone that came to our 1st Annual International Puppy Contest.  What an amazing year this was for us! We had 5 contestants from around the United States this year, with Pup Gadget from Seattle, WA, slave pup Axel from Williamsburg, VA, Pup Lucky from Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Pup Shy from Tampa, FL and Jaeger Pup from Dade City, FL. competing.

International Puppy would not have been what it was, without our wonderful judges. Our heartfelt thanks go out to: Mark Frazier, Al Santora, boy mark greene, boy rick, Sir Frank, Pup Tripp & Daddy Jim. Sir Bill Hoeppner our Contest MC, Pup Hercules our Den Puppy, Daddy Mitch our Time Keeper and Peter Hanson our Tally Master, without them we could not have done it.

We would also like to thank Tampa Bay Leather n Fetish Pride for allowing us to be a part of their weekend and Tampa Bay Leather Sir/boy for being a part of this great event. We feel that the community coming together like this not only adds more diversity and fun, but shows how the community can work together.

Most of all we would like to thank our Executive Producers Sir Joseph Mastrapasqua, Pup Flip Gray & Executive Associate Producer Christopher “Woof” Roth.

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By |December 6th, 2012|Contests, Events US|0 Comments

Twisted in Tulsa 2012

Twisted in Tulsa is back for another spectacular weekend educational event built on a philosophy of acceptance, diversity, and creating memories that will last a lifetime. The tribe gathers in Tulsa, Oklahoma on September 14-16, 2012.Twisted in Tulsa welcomes world class presenters, teaching a wide variety of classes geared to those just learning as well […]

By |August 7th, 2012|Contests, Events US|0 Comments

Woof Camp

Woof Camp 2012, the annual pup party held at International Mr. Leather (IMRL) in Chicago, IL, will be on Saturday, May 26, 2012 with two sessions: Session A from 9pm-10pm (private and not advertised, for Pups & Handlers only) and Session B from 10pm-Midnight (with viewing areas open to the general public).
Both collared and stray […]

By |April 26th, 2012|Events US|0 Comments