The North Star Kennel Club is devoted to the human-pups, their handlers, and those that love them. This is a place for pups, handlers and people curious about pup play in Minnesota and the Midwest. We are located in Minneapolis and strive to educate people about what pup play is, as well as have a family of friends where they can be comfortable about this fun type of play.

The Club is open to pups, handlers and those wishing to learn about human-pup play who are 18 years of age and older.


What is human-pup play?

Human-pup play is where a human takes on the persona of a biological puppy and will behave accordingly. So playing fetch, playing with chew toys, being playful with a handler and/or other human-pups, and various other puppy behavior.  Traditionally handlers and/or trainers are involved to assist pups with their gear, getting in and out of pup headspace, tend to any minor medical concerns, help train pups to learn verbal (puppy sounds) and non-verbal communication skills to be used while in pup headspace. 

North Star Puppy & Handler Weekend Rescheduled to March 8-10, 2019

In consideration of unexpected conflicts, the North Star Kennel Club announced that the inaugural North Star Puppy & North Star Handler contests will be rescheduled to March 8-10, 2019.

Weekend planning committee Chair Randy Ingram-Lile said, “We have decided to position ourselves in the middle of March between the traditional dates for Twin Cities Leather Weekend and Minnesota Leather Pride Weekend.  We feel the addition of North Star Puppy & Handler Weekend will help promote the bookend contests as well as Minneapolis and our region.”

We are excited to partner with the eagleBOLTbar to host a weekend centered on the Puppy and Handler community.  The North Star Puppy and North Star Handler contests will showcase the breadth of talent that exists within our Puppy and Handler community and will be positioned to be the premier Puppy and Handler contests within the North Star Kennel Club’s home region of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, Manitoba, and Ontario.

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