Everything you need to know about Pup Hoods

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Pup hoods are a quintessential piece of gear used in pup play, a role play fetish where people imitate the behaviour of dogs for sexual gratification. Keep on reading to learn more about pup hoods, what they are made from and how to wear and maintain your pup hood so that it lasts you a lifetime.

What is a Pup Hood?

As the name suggests, pup hoods are a type of headgear that cover your head and face when worn. Typical pup hood designs cover the majority of the wearer’s face and head, with openings around the eyes, nose and mouth so the wearer can see and breathe. Most pup hoods either have a dog nose component that is fitted over the nose and mouth area, or have the ability to attach one as the wearer pleases.

Pup hoods can also be designed to be worn with collars, with some designs having built in collars that also double up as a lock that will ensure that the pup hood stays in place. Some pup hood designs may also be compatible with other accessories like leashes and bells.

How to Put a Pup Hood On

Putting on a pup hood is a straightforward task. All you have to do is pull it over your head and adjust it so that your eyes, nose and mouth align properly with the hood’s openings. If you have an adjustable hood or one with an integrated collar, make sure that you’ve adjusted it correctly so the fit isn’t too tight or loose.

What are Pup Hoods Made From?

Pup hoods can be made from a variety of materials, with neoprene, rubber and leather being popular choices. Neoprene pup hoods are great for long pup play sessions as they are lightweight and comfortable to wear.

Rubber pup hoods have a unique aesthetic, giving off more of a BDSM vibe than other materials due to how sleek and shiny the rubber is. Leather pup hoods are more durable and are more likely to stay in good condition, although they can be a bit heavier and more expensive than the other options.

Where Can You Buy a Pup Hood From?

Buying a pup hood has never been simpler through Pup Hood Australia. As members of the pup community we were tired of dealing with foreign shipping and long delays and did something about it. Check out our store for the best quality pup hoods at cost effective prices. 

How to Wash a Pup Hood

Taking good care of your pup hood is essential, as this will ensure that your pup hood stays in good condition. Washing your hood properly will also eliminate any odours that have built up, preventing you from accidentally locking yourself into a stinky pup hood! Here are some tips for washing your pup hood:

  • Use a cloth or soft brush to remove any excess dirt from your pup hood
  • Soak using warm water and a mild soap if your pup hood is extra dirty
  • Hand wash your pup hood using warm water and a mild soap, making sure to rinse thoroughly afterwards
  • If your pup hood is made of leather, use a leather cleaner and conditioner to keep it in good condition
  • If your pup hood is made of rubber or neoprene, use a rubber or neoprene cleaner to keep it in good condition
  • Allow your pup hood to air dry completely before you wear it again


Pup hoods are the quickest way for you to get into the pup play fetish. If you’re interested in giving it a try, all you need to do is find one in your favourite colour and see if that gets your tail wagging! Once you put your pup hood on, you may find that you enjoy being man’s best friend.