Welcome to

The Dog Dish

A paw’d-cast all about human puppy play, hosted by Pup Aechus

Connecting the human puppy community

The Dog Dish brings you…

Great Guests

Episodes feature interviews with pups (and their pals) from across the globe. You’ll hear a wide variety of ideas and perspectives.

Trending Topics

Keep up-to-speed on the issues facing the puppy community—you’ll meet pups involved in important events and conversations.

Beginner’s Basics

New to pup play? No worries! This show will help you learn more about your interests and opportunities within the community.

Human pup with all-black neoprene hood and orange tongue. A chew toy sticks out of the muzzle, bone-shaped and made of tennis-ball material. The pup wears a "Pound Puppy" T-shirt and is sitting (like a good boy) on stairs.

About The Host

Aechus Kurendys

The creator and host of The Dog Dish, pup Aechus, identifies as a happily uncollared gamma stray Clumber Spaniel. He’s calm and independent, but sometimes a little too head-strong. Fun fact: He hates squeaky toys.

 Aechus’s human alter-ego has been working with sound editing since the late ’90s, and he’s been a professional podcaster since 2015. The Dog Dish grew out of a desire to bring the conversational dialogue benefits of podcasts to the human puppy community.

Because it’s a FAQ: Aechus is derived from the Latin “aecus”, meaning fair, impartial, and kind. Kurendys is from the Latin “curandus”, meaning patient and cared-for. (Hear more in the Names episode!)

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Our Conversations

Stories to Bark About

The Dog Dish started in late 2018, so we’re just starting to build our episode library. We already have over a dozen guests lined up to discuss topics ranging from names and titles through moshing, leather, gender expression, and being a social pup.

Keep your ears perked—there’s a lot coming up!
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The Latest Episodes

Happy Barrel

Mental Health

How does pet play relate to mental health? Turns out, it goes both ways: Escapist play can help alleviate — or sometimes become — problems.


This one’s all about collars: what they mean, how they work, and why people wear them. We’ll talk history, significance, and meaning with pups and humans alike.

Puppy Hierarchy and Its Discontents

Where do you (or your pup) fall on the puppy hierarchy? On a scale of alpha to omega, how do you see yourself? Here’s why that’s a dangerous question.
Wanna play?

Consent in Pet Play

Pup Aechus talks with Topher Chandler about how, when, and why consent negotiations are necessary both before and during pet-play scenes.
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The Power of Headspace

What does critter headspace do for pet players? What sort of power does it entail or provide? How is that power exchanged and signified? Read to learn more.
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Healthy Headspace

I scamper through the highlights of healthy headspace—things critters (and the humans who love them) can keep in mind when preparing for, engaging in, and recovering from pet play.

Wondering what Puppy Play is?

Questions? We have answers

Frequently Asked Questions

You have plenty of options! Episodes can be played right here on our site, or you can use your favorite podcasting app or music app to find the show. It’s listed in the iTunes podcast database.

Easy! Just find The Dog Dish in your favorite podcasting app. The show’s listed in the iTunes podcast library, which is where most apps get their lists.

Of course! Contact Pup Aechus to learn more.

You are! *pets the good dog*