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An FAQ and general guide by Sandy87

ASCII art by Sandy87


This guide was created by myself, through my own work. If you take 

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first. Thanks.

NOTE: I wrote this guide playing the Laborador version. However, the

only difference between the versions is the breeds available at the

start of the game (they are all unlocked eventually), and a few

exclusive items unique to each version that can only be gotten by

trading with another user.

NOTE 2: I tend to make use of these little "NOTE" tags to make a

comment. These are my personal assessments, not things which have

been taken directly from the game. They contain info that I've

decided should be of use to you.


Guide begun:                                         August 26, 2005

Guide first submitted to GameFAQs on:              September 5, 2005

Version 1.1 uploaded to GameFAQs on:              September 11, 2005

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When you first insert the cartridge and begin to play, you will be

taken to the kennel (it is neat to watch the kennel door grow larger

on the touch screen, then become so large as to take up both the top

and bottom screen). You will be prompted to "Please knock!", so tap

the touch screen a few times and the door will open. You'll then be

taken to the breed selection screen.




Should you ever wish to reset ALL game data (owner information, items,

puppies - EVERYTHING), you can do so by starting up the DS, touching

the Nintendogs startup bar, and then QUICKLY hold down L, R, A, B, X,

and Y. The game should now ask "Reset all game data?" Tell it yes,

then wait a few minutes as it deletes all the data (DON'T turn it off

while it's doing this - it says so itself this could screw things up).

You'll now have a blank cartridge just as it was the day it came out

of the box, ready to be played like new.




NOTE: All breeds become available over time, either by linking with

other versions of Nintendogs or by obtaining Owner Points for caring

for your dog. "Starting Breed" simply means the breed is available

as a first puppy.

NOTE: A pink circle with a plus beneath it denotes a female puppy,

and a blue circle with an arrow above it denotes a male. There isn't

a real difference, except that the female squats when she pees and

the male lifts his leg.

*BEAGLE*   $510

   Starting Breed in: Dachshund and Friends

"Although small in stature, this sporting English breed

 boasts a densely muscled frame."

   Colors: Tan w/ Black & White


   Starting Breed in: Chihuahua and Friends

"A valiant German breed, the

boxer's musclar frame was used

to its advantage as a fighting dog."

   Colors: Brown w/ White, Black Brindle w/ White, Brown Brindle w/ White


   Starting Breed in: Chihuahua and Friends

"Thought to be the oldest breed in all of Britain, 

the cavalier is a knight among dogs."

   Colors: White w/ Brown, White w/ Tan, Brown


   Starting Breed in: Chihuahua and Friends

"The world's smallest dog originated in latin america. 

Its sparkling pupils and large ears give it its charm."

   Colors: White


   Starting Breed in: must be unlocked

"A Croatian breed, the dalmatian

has been used for military, hunting,

security, and firefighting purposes."

   Colors: White w/ Black Spots (three face patterns)


   Starting Breed in: Chihuahua and Friends

"This herder hails from Germany. Its high intelligence 

makes it a good rescue dog, among other things."

   Colors: Tan w/ Black, Sable w/ Tan face, Sable w/ Grey face


   Starting Breed in: Dachshund and Friends

"This large breed originates in England and boasts a lovely,

 wavy coat and a fine temperament."

   Colors: Cream, Gold


   Starting Breed in: must be unlocked

"Coming Soon!"

   Colors: coming soon!

NOTE: The "Jack Russel Terrier" is correctly known as the Parson

      Russel Terrier by the American Kennel Club (AKC). However,

      Nintendo used the more common name for these dogs.



   Starting Breed in: Laborador and Friends

"Originating in England, this breed 

is highly intellegent, kind in nature, 

and great as assistance dogs."

   Colors: Black, Brown, Yellow/Cream


   Staring Breed in: Dachshund and Friends

"Originally bred in Germany, the elongated torso and 

short legs of this breed give it a comical air."

   Colors: Red/Tan, Black w/ Tan


   Starting Breed in: Laborador and Friends

"This German breed has a very 

appealing build and gait."

   Colors: Black w/ Tan, Brown w/ Tan, Red/Tan


   Starting Breed in: Laborador and Friends

"Originating in Germany, this breed 

carriest itself with dignity. Its beard 

and eyebrows define the breed."

   Colors: Black w/ Grey, Grey w/ Silver, Brown w/ Grey


   Starting Breed in: Laborador and Friends

"This sheepdog hails from Britain and 

is beloved by English royalty. It has 

stamina on par with larger breeds."

   Colors: Tan w/ White, Black w/ Tan & White, Tan w/ White + face stripe

*PUG*   $590

   Starting Breed in: Dachshund and Friends

"This breed originated in ancient 

China. Its wrinkly face and curly

tail are its identifying features."

   Colors: Black, Tan w/ Black, Silver w/ Black


   Staring Breed in: Chihuahua and Friends

"Bred in England as a herding dog, its elegant, 

long-haired coat and kind face make it a popular breed."

   Colors: Brown w/ White, Tan w/ White, Tricolored


   Starting Breed in: Laborador and Friends

"A breed originating in ancient 

Japan, its small, muscular body and

curly tail are its best features."

   Colors: Cream, Red w/ White, Black w/ Tan & White

*SHIH TZU*   $585

   Starting Breed in: Dachshund and Friends

"This exotic breed originates in Tibet

and was long favored by Chinese

royalty for its refined posture."

   Colors: White w/ Black, White w/ Brown, White w/ Tan


   Starting Breed in: Dachshund and Friends

"Originally bred in Russia, the husky 

recalls its ancestor, the wolf. Its 

trademarks are power and stamina."

   Colors: Black w/ White, Grey w/ White, Silver w/ White


   Starting Breed in: Laborador and Friends

"French in origin, poodles are highly 

intelligent and physically capable. 

They make excellent show dogs."

   Colors: Black, White, Brown


   Starting Breed in: Chihuahua and Friends

"Coming Soon!"

   Colors: Tan w/ Grey, Tan w/ Black, Tan w/ Silver




NOTE: The wording for males and females may differ slightly.

I've organized this list from the puppies I find easiest to care

for to the ones who are most difficult (though none of them are

*very* hard). This is my personal preference, however, as I find

the more cuddly or human-oriented puppies to pay me more attention

than those who're always wanting to play with their toys instead

of listen to me. ^_^

"This (male/female) pup has a very bright

personality. (He's/She's) recomended 

for first-time dog owners."

"This (male/female) boasts an excellent 

temperament. (He's/She's) patient and will 

grow very attatched to (his/her) trainer."

"This is a very kind and gentle (male/female) 

dog. (He/She) loves people of all sorts 

and is very friendly."

"This laid-back young (male/female) has a

very calm personality and is easy

to love."

"This quiet (male/female) puppy is very 

considerate, and rarely gets into


"This (male/female) pup is full of love. 

(He/She) can get lonely at times but is 

still the perfect pup for family life."

"To a trainer with a kind and open 

heart, this shy young (male/female) could 

become a member of the family."

"This young (male/female) has a very 

laid-back attitude. (He/she) won't bark 

much and loves to sleep."

"This (male/female) has a bright, warm

personality, but can be selfish.

Approach (him/her) with an open heart."

"This spoiled young puppy doesn't 

like strangers, but will absolutely 

love (his/her) trainer."

"This mischievous (male/female) is quite 

active and curious. (He's/She's) a very 

healthy and active pup."

"This naughty little (boy/girl) just can't

stay still and loves getting into

things and causing trouble."

"This naive young (male/female) can't seem 

to settle down. It'll take patience 

to get (him/her) to focus on you."

"This fiery young (male/female) is a bit

naughty, so (he/she) requires constant

attention and supervision."

"This reckless young pup can be

very stubborn, so (he'll/she'll) require

persistant training."

"This daring (male/female) puppy can be 

stubborn, which makes training 

(him/her) challenging."

"This (male/female) knows no fear and is

always very active. A good owner

will work herd to keep (his/her) attention."

"This wild (male/female) is very active

and has a strong will to go with 

(his/her) boundless energy."

"This young (male/female) is full of zeal

and enthusiasm. (He's/She's) a bit devilish,

so patience may be necessary."





Once you've selected a pup, the game will ask you if this is the one

you want. Say yes, and you'll have yourself a new puppy! (of course, 

if you clicked a pup by mistake, say no and you can select another)

You'll appear back at your home, and your puppy will be mincing around

whimpering. It's frightened, being alone in a new place. The game asks

you to pet it until it is happier. So, rub your stylus on the pup's

body (anywhere but the tip of the nose, the paws, and the tail is a

good place - yes, this pup even likes its butt scratched!). You'll see

some sparkles, and the game will say your puppy looks happy, and that

you should give it a name now.

Touch the area marked "Begin Audio Input" and speak your dog's name 

clearly into the microphone. If you hold the DS too close to your

mouth, the dog will hear nothing but your breath hitting the mic, and

will think its name is "pfthfthfth" (it will still respond, but it 

certainly won't sound right if you actually wanted to name it properly).

A good judgement is to put the heel of your hand against your chin, and

then bring the DS up to where it touches the tips of your outstretched

fingers. A hand's length seems to work well as a distance for me. The 

game recomends six inches (which is just a tad shorter than a hand), so

I just use a hand as a "handy" measuring tool (hardy-har-har, pardon my


If you did it right, your pup will bark and a lightbulb will appear over

its head. It got the idea! Now repeat the name in the same tone of voice

(if you said "De-LAI-la" the first time, don't say "De-lai-LA" this one).

Do this a few times until the puppy's head sparkles, meaning s/he really

understands what you want this time, and then you'll be able to enter a

written name.

This written name doesn't have to match your spoken name at all. You can

say "Flower" into the microphone, write down "Water", and the puppy won't

care a bit. Simply write down the name of your choice, and the game will

give you a tutorial on teaching tricks.

Your first trick is to teach the puppy to sit down. Take your stylus and

touch the top of your puppy's head between its ears. Rub between its ears

for just a moment, then quickly slide the stylus to the bottom of the DS

screen. If you did it right, your puppy should sit.

A small icon should now appear in the upper righthand corner of the touch

screen. Tap it, and then say the command that you wish your puppy to

respond to. I personally like "Have a seat", as it doesn't sound too much

like "Shake" (as "Sit" does) or "Lie DOWN" (as "Sit DOWN" does). You may

use any command you like - some people even have "covert" commands using

phrases they often say at the office so that they can play with their dog

at work. ;)

If your puppy heard you right, it will get the lightbulb above its head

again (note: the lightbulb IS edible - touch and drag it to your puppy's

mouth to hear a chomp-crunch-crunch sound :D). If the puppy couldn't

understand you, you'll see a red question mark or three pop up. You'll

learn to hate that red question mark later. ^_~

Keep repeating the sequence of "draw line down with stylus, touch

training icon, say command" until your puppy's head sparkles again and

you're allowed to write down the name of your trick (limited to ten

letters only). This is how you teach every trick, from shaking hands

to breakdancing!

Once your puppy has learned the trick, you'll be asked to prove it 

can really do it. So, ask your puppy to "Have a seat" (or however you

decided to tell your puppy to place his rump on the floor) and see if

your pup understands. If it does, be sure it give it a good, long rub

between the ears and around the chest until you see happy sparkles.

This tells the dog you're pleased with his obedience.

After this, the game turns you lose to have fun with your pup! ^_^





One of the first things you should do is to check the status of your

puppy. Make sure that your pup is running around the top screen (if 

it isn't, tap the red arrow in the upper left corner until it is). 

You should see a picture of your puppy's head on the touch screen, 

and the pup's name with a question mark next to it. You can touch the

picture and get the camera centered on your puppy (you can also do

this by pressing A, B, X, or Y), but the name and question mark are

what you want. Touch them, and you'll be taken to the status screen.

The first thing you'll see are your puppy's name and breed, as well 

as the symbol for male or female, depending on what it is. It will

also list your name and the time you've spent touching your puppy.

Beneath that is the coat condition, then the dog's hunger and thirst,

plus the last thing it ate (which may have an effect on its mood).


A clean pup makes a good impression on the neighbors (they'll give

you complements when you talk to them on a walk), as well as the

judges of the Obedience Competition. Plus, it's cute to see your

puppy all sparking clean! Fur status can be:

  - Beautiful

  - Clean

  - Normal

  - Dirty

Your puppy can also get fleas, so be sure to clean it up if you see

a creepy-crawly hiding in the fur!


This measures how much food your puppy has in its tummy. If she 

needs food, she won't listen to you very well until she gets some!

Hunger status can be:

  - Full

  - Normal

  - Hungry

  - Famished


This measures how much water your puppy has drank. If she's thirsty,

she's not likely to listen very well, either (and it can keep her

awake if she's sleepy). Thirst status can be:

  - Quenched

  - Normal

  - Thirsty

  - Parched




If your puppy is hungry, it's a good idea to give him some food. He'll

be much happier and more obedient if you do. Your pup can't starve to

death, so if you miss a feeding it's not the end of the world, but

your puppy will sulk until he's fed.


This is the diet I recomend, as it's the one I've found makes my dog

most obedient. However, your results may vary. Anyway, this is a

simple, dry, crunchy kibble, available from the beginning of the game.


I've found this makes my dog behave more rebeliously than the dry

kibble (she's such a stinker after I let her have it!). I suspect the

higher protein content of the "real" meat has something to do with it.

Unlike most foods, this one is served in a green dish rather than a 

silver one. This becomes available shortly after the beginning of the



Said to "improve the dog's mood." I recomend this after you get it. It

can make your puppy a little happier, as well as being more interesting

to look at than plain dry kibble. It's served in a nice white dish with

red trim. It's expensive, but by the time you have 10,000 owner points,

at least one of your puppies should be able to win championships fairly

well, so money shouldn't be a problem.


This is found on the side of the road on a walk in bags, boxes, and 

piles. It could be anything - meatballs, orange peelings... It's not

good for your puppy to eat it, so shame on you if you let it! Pull the

leash away quickly to convince your puppy to leave it alone.

NOTE: Treats such as biscuits and jerky will not fill your dog's belly

no matter how many you give them.




Having a drink is just as important as having food. Though I've not

found the KIND of drink to be so important, I've noticed that the

dogs won't even take a nap if they're a little thirsty.


Bottled water...boy these pups are pampered, eh? This is available

at the start, and is very cheap.


Only slightly more expensive than water. I'm not sure what the real

purpose of it is, other than to provide variety. I like to give mine

a sip of milk before bedtime. ^_^




Your puppy will have either long or short fur, and you should buy a

shampoo that suits it (the long-haired shampoo is in a green bottle, 

and the short-haired shampoo is orange). Use the shampoo to soap up 

your puppy with the stylus until the shower head begins to flash and 

beep at you. When this happens, take the shower head and rinse the

puppy from head to tail.

If nothing happens, switch back to the shampoo and lather your pup up

again, then rinse it off. Eventually, the game will say "Someone looks

beautiful!" and prevent you from batheing your pup any more, as it's

already as clean as it can be.

After you bathe your puppy, it's a good idea to take a brush through

its fur (long-haired puppies will need a Wire Brush, and short-haired

puppies use a Rubber Brush). Rub the brush over your puppy using the

stylus until the game says "Someone looks beautiful!" again. It is

possible to use the brush alone to obtain the beautiful message, but

money is easy enough to come by that you can afford some shampoo. ;)

Batheing and brushing your puppy's fur will keep fleas away, as well

as make the neighbors and judges sit up and take notice.





Of course, what goes in, must come out! After eating and drinking, it's

likely your puppy will need a potty break, as well as a chance to

stretch his legs. So, touch the "Go out" button on the same screen as

your puppy's name, and then touch "Walk".

Now you'll be presented with a map of your neighborhood. Use the D-pad

to look around. The large green areas with an arrow at their entrance

are the park. If a dog is in the park, you'll see a little dog icon 

there (this is a chance for your puppy to socialize). There's also a

gymnasium, which looks like a large building with a picture of a dog 

jumping on it, and the Discount Stores, which are small brown 

buildings with a bone on the roof. They sell the same items as the 

regular store, but cheaper.

There are also question marks randomly scattered about. These are

surprises - they will either be a present wrapped in a box, or another

puppy out on a walk.

On the lower left corner, you'll notice a yellow bar. This is your

puppy's stamina (it increases with each walk, so don't mind that it

starts off so low). It's also the "ink" you'll use to draw a path to

walk along.

If you wish to enter the gym or a store or park, simply draw your path

right up to the entrance, and then draw it coming back out again 

(you can cross and retrace your own path). Any place you're going to

make a stop at will have a red dot at its entrance.

NOTE: Your path absolutely MUST begin and end at home, no exceptions.

You're not even allowed to end it in front of your house - you have to

be able to get the dog inside.


This is the most important thing you'll do on your walk. As you're

going along, your puppy may stop, and the music will change to a

"patta-pat-pat-pat" beat as your puppy sniffs the ground. The pup

will squat down with its head and bottom tucked inwards, and leave a

nice little pile on the ground. Quick! Tap it with your stylus, or

the neighbors will get angry and scold you, and you'll lose some

points for being a sloppy dog owner.


This is more useful to your puppy than you. When your puppy goes, the

music will change to the "patta-pat-pat" sound again, but the pee

puddle doesn't need cleaning off the sidewalk. Instead, this spot will

be marked on your map as a blue circle, and your puppy will be happy to

pee there again another time. Females will squat with their head and 

rear pointed up (rather than the roachbacked possition they take when

pooping), and males will lift their legs. If you get near another dog

near a pee puddle of yours, it will flash, signalling that your puppy

owns this area.

NOTE: Pee puddle scent gradually dissappears over time, and if you 

walk past it again, your puppy may "renew" the smell by peeing again.


This can be just about anything lieing on the side of the road. It

could be a garbage bag, a cardboard box, or a paper sack with some

leftover food. What's inside is also random. It may be meatballs, or

chicken, or a banana peeling. However, one thing is universal: it's

NOT puppy food. If your pup gets into this and eats something, you'll

see a trash can displayed on the map, and the music will become very

wobbly and sick-sounding (it reminds me of the music in the Harvest

Moon games on GBA when you're about to pass out). Your puppy will

walk very slowly for a few minutes, looking nausious, before it can

shake off the effects of the trash.

For this reason, when you near trash on the road, you should quickly

jerk the leash all the way to the right-hand side of the screen. This

will make your puppy run, leaving the garbage behind. If your puppy

won't come, bring the leash close to it and jerk it away again. You

may topple your puppy when you pull so hard, so let the puppy get up

before you give the leash another pull (you wouldn't like someone

dragging you along on your back over cement, would you?).


Sometimes, when you find a question mark on the map, your puppy will

dash offscreen and come back with a gift box in its mouth. The pup

has found a present, and wants you to have it! You'll get a random

item (a toy, accessory, music record, or the like).

You may also see a gift box just laying on the ground, unmarked. When

that happens, quickly tug the leash to the left to stop your puppy.

It will pick up the gift box and give it to you like a normal present.

These gifts tend to contain more valuable items, though you may still

find a stick in one. XP

NOTE: Missed a present? Back that puppy up! If you realize that a gift

      just scrolled off the screen (you can't back up far, but you can

      do it about a screen's length, give or take), QUICKLY pull the

      leash to the left REPEATEDLY. Yank like a madman on that leash,

      and your puppy will begin to scoot backwards. Continue doing this

      until you're back to a point before the present and let your

      puppy grab it as normal! This can be very tricky to pull off, but

      it can net you a present if one took you by surprise!

If you care to, you can look at this link to determine where your

question marks will appear. "Hidden" question marks (containing either

presents or trash) will only appear at these locations. With this,

you can plan to walk where you're most likely to find presents lieing

around! ^_^


Now, I know the page is in Japanese, but the text is unimportant.

Simply click on the numbers until you see the one which looks like

your neighborhood (surely you know your own walking map?). It will

then give you a picture of all the places question marks may appear!

Neat, huh?


When you run into a question mark on the map, you may meet another

dog. The game will tell you the dog's name, and then their owner will

have a few words for you. They may mention how smart or pretty your 

dog is (I've even had one owner ask if my dog could be friends with

his), or give you a little advice about raising your pooch (if you've

neglected to pick up some poop, they'll scold you at this point). You

may also have "special moments" in which the trainer confides a little

secret in you, such as their wish to live in a Designer Condo. ^_^

After the intro, your dog and theirs will be able to interact. If you

keep tugging your leash to the left, your dog won't be able to sniff

or touch theirs. This will keep two agressive dogs from fighting (or

prevent an agressive one from beating up a more laid-back pup), but

it will also keep two friendly dogs from playing and cuddling. I'd

recommend letting them get close (by holding the leash in the center

of the screen) until you know who your dog does and doesn't like. 

Once you've learned this, you can keep the leash held back for the 

dogs yours tends to fight with, and encourage playtime by tugging the

leash to the right for the dogs that yours plays nicely with.

When the dogs fight, the music will become more agressive, and the 

two dogs will run around. This is a good time to touch the red arrow

in the upper left corner, as this will end the meeting. When the dogs

fight, the meeting will end with the message "It seems [your dog] 

doesn't like [the other dog] very much."

When the dogs first meet (before any actual interaction takes place,

or if the interaction is neutral), the music will be anticipatory and

upbeat. If you hear quick pat-pat-pat drumbeats, the dogs are likely

to start a fight (leaving now is a good idea). If you hear a softer 

guitar strumming, the dogs are likely to become good friends. The dogs

may bark at each other, hop foreward on their hind legs tugging at the

leash, or lay down facing each other and staring. A meeting which ends

like this gives the message "It seems [your dog] is still curious 

about [the other dog]."

When two friendly dogs meet, they will first sniff each others' noses

before sitting or laying down together with a head or paw on one 

another's backs. The music will become very soft and sweet, and the

dogs will generally be cute together. ^_^ A meeting like this ends 

with the message, "[Your dog] is in a great mood after playing with 

[the other dog]."

NOTE: I recommend memorizing where you tend to meet your puppy's

friends, and then make it a priority to hit those question marks.

Playing with a neighboor's dog will leave your puppy in a good mood,

which makes it more agreeable and eager to do tricks, among other





If there are other puppies at the park, there will be a little dog

icon or two on the map. If there are no icons, the park is empty. As

there are two parks in town, one will always be empty (or at least in

my experience - I've never gone on a walk where both parks had a dog

in them).

At the park, you have plenty of space to run and play. This is a

great time to take out the old flying disc and give it a good throw.

If there are other puppies in the park, any one of them may grab the

disc, so I recomend doing your serious practicing when the park is

empty. When there's another puppy, however, it's a great chance for

your dog to have a playmate (this is especially nice if you only have

one pup, as they may get a little lonely).

NOTE: The last frisbee you throw will be the one that you use in the

next Disc Competition you enter, so try ending with a fancier frisbee.

Also, don't let your pup get used to chewing on the frisbee. You don't

want it to lay down and chew at the competition! So, as soon as the

puppy has the disc, tap the screen and call its name. When your dog is

offering you the frisbee, pet its head until it sparkles before you

take the disc back. This way, it will learn to bring it back IMEDIATELY

and to not play tug-o'-war with you at the competition. ;)




This store is exactly the same as the regular shopping store, except

that the prices are different. Normally, they are lower, but I *have*

seen a $6.00 ribbon being sold for $8.50, so be careful! They do have

some really great bargains, though - shampoo for $1.00 a pop, and 

brushes for only $10.00 or less! The prices change each time you go

to the store, and the items present are dependent on your owner 

points. If you have the money and find a great bargain, I recommend 

you stock up, especially if it's an item you use often like food.




This is where you can practice your agility. It is just like a trial,

but you may complete the obstacles in any order you choose, and you

can run through them as many times as you please. As you advance up

the ranks in agility, the gym will begin placing out the higher-level


   + Jump - a simple jump. Slide your stylus over it to make your 

            puppy jump it. There are also double jumps which require

            a longer leap present on the higher levels.

   + Tunnel - a blue tunnel. Touch the beginning of it, then slide

              your stylus through it out the other end.

   + Weave Poles - a slolam. Begin on the left side (you must start

                   on the left, or you will miss the obstacle), and

                   weave through the poles. This is an upper-level


   + See-Saw - a teeter-totter. Walk your puppy up the ramp. When its

               paws reach the white part on the other end, move your

               stylus behind the puppy, since walking off the end

               before it hits the ground is a miss. Once it's on the

               ground, lead your puppy off it. This is an upper-level

               obstacle, and it may scare your puppy the first time.

NOTE: You must practice agility at least once before you will be

allowed to enter a competition.





Your puppy is smart as well as cute (and perhaps stubborn), so try and

teach it a few tricks. I've suggested a voice command or two beneath 

each trick, but you can call them anything. I simply find that whole

phrases are easier to get the puppy to understand. However, it's most

important that your commands sound different from one another, and that

you speak clearly (you'll get the dreaded question mark if you don't).

It's also important to not have a head cold or larengitis when you

work on teaching your puppy, as the difference in your voice can be

very confusing. You'll have to learn to talk like that all the time. ;)

Here are some you can try:


   "Have a seat"

When your puppy is standing in front of you, touch between its ears,

rub just a slight bit, and slide your stylus down to the bottom of 

the screen. The pup should place its rear on the floor. Touch the

training icon that appears in the upper right corner and tell it your

voice command.


   "Lie down" / "Lay down" / "Drop flat!"

When your puppy is sitting, rub the top of his head again and slide 

the stylus to the bottom of the screen. Your puppy should now lay

his whole body on the floor. Touch the training icon.


   "Play dead" / "Bang bang!" (play dead after a "gunshot")

When your puppy is laying down, touch its chest and move the stylus

either left or right. The puppy will lay on its side.

   NOTE: Playing dead to the left counts as a separate trick from 

         playing dead to the right.


   "Roll over" / "Belly up"

When your puppy plays dead, touch her belly near the ground and then

slide the stylus to the top of the screen. She'll roll onto her back.

   NOTE: As with playing dead, left and right are different tricks.

         However, the obedience contest doesn't care which one you

         do, so long as it's a roll over.


   "Take a bow" / "Shake your booty"

You can't coax your puppy to do this, but since they're always so

playfull, they'll naturally come up and do this a lot. Just touch

the training icon when they do.

   NOTE: Bowing facing you and bowing away from you are different.


   "Wash your face" / "Be a kitty" / "Rub your own ears!"

Touch and hold one of your puppy's ears, and eventually it'll rub

at it with a paw.

   NOTE: Left and right ears are different, as are rubbing when

         standing, sitting, and laying down. There are six ear-

         rubbing tricks in all.


   "Shake hands" / "Gimme your foot/paw/hand"

Pick up and hold your puppy's foot, and then touch the training icon.

   NOTE: There are also six hand shaking tricks, just like the ear

         rubbing one.


   "Beg" / "Beg up" / "Stand" / "Stand up"

When your puppy is standing, touch its belly and then slide the stylus

up. It will beg for you if it is happy and loves you a great deal. If

not, it will simply rear on its hind legs a moment, which doens't

count as a trick.

   NOTE: If your puppy is fed, watered, clean, and happy, it will be

         more likely to beg. This is one of the most difficult tricks

         simply because the puppy must love you so much, and it takes

         time to make a bond that strong.


   "Spin around" / "Get your tail"

Grab your puppy's tail and hold it. It will spin, chasing its tail.

   NOTE: Spinning left and right are different.



Tell your puppy to roll over, then ask it to spin. If it is happy, it

will spin on its back, breakdancing.

   NOTE: Your puppy must first know the "roll over" and "spin" tricks.

         It also helps to have a fed, watered, and clean puppy.


   "Jump!" / "Jump up!" / "Spring!"

When your puppy bows, touch above its head. It will leap into the air.

   NOTE: Don't use "jump up" with "beg up" or "stand up". Your puppy 

         is likely to confuse them.


   "Backflip!" / "Turn a flip!"

Ask your puppy to sit, then tell it to jump. If it is happy, it will

do a backflip for you.

   NOTE: This is another "happy/fed/watered/clean" trick.


   "Tap tap tap!" / "Gum on your foot?"

When your puppy is standing, touch its back foot. It will shake it.

   NOTE: "Gum on your foot" and "give me your foot" are too similar

         to use together.


   "On your feet!" / "Recover"

Have your puppy roll over, then have it jump. It will spring up onto

its paws like a fighter recovering from a fall. It'll lose interest

in being told the name of the trick almost as soon as it's done,

though, so touch that training icon quick!

   NOTE: This is a "happy/fed/watered/clean" trick.


   "Are you a person?" / "Dance for me"

Have your puppy beg, then grab a paw and pull it to the top of the

screen. Your puppy will now stand on its back paws and fidget around.

   NOTE: The left and right paws are counted different, though once

         your puppy's up, there's no difference in the appearance of

         the trick.


   "It's a puppy top!"

Have your puppy beg, then have it spin. It should now turn around on

its haunches, looking like a crazy version of a toy top. XD

   NOTE: Your puppy also needs to be even happier than it was when it 

         learned beg - this trick is more difficult. It may just get

         down and spin on all fours.


   "Handstand!" / "Walk on your hands"

Have your puppy lay down, then beg. It'll get up on its front two

paws in a handstand.

   NOTE: This is another difficult trick, requiring happy, clean,

         well-fed puppies.


   "Hop like a bunny!"

Make your puppy dance, then ask it to jump. It'll hop around on its

back legs like Peter Cottontail.

   NOTE: Probably the most difficult trick to get, just because the

         dog's happiness must be through the roof.

NOTE: When a command requires a puppy to do two other commands, you

cannot pet the puppy after the first command. For example, you can't

ask the puppy to roll over, pet it, and then tell it to spin and get

the breakdance trick. Petting is a signal to the puppy that it's done

the whole trick. Instead, give both commands in succession; the second

should come as soon as the first is completed.





Competitions are a fun way to show off what your puppy can do, as well

as win some money. There are three types. If you place third or better,

you will move up a class. If you do not place, you will be moved down

one class. The announcers, Ted Rumsworth and Archie Hubbs, provide 

commentary (though Archie's is much, MUCH crazier XD).

And, for the record, I personally love the music that plays at the

championship. ^_^

NOTE: In this game, a tie still counts as a win. So, if you tie for

third, you'll still move up a class. And if you tie for first, the

game still counts it as a win just like if you had won alone. The

only difference is that Ted will comment about having two winners.


This is a simple game of catch the frisbee. You throw, your dog will

catch it and bring it back (hopefully). If the dog won't return, call

its name and tap the screen until it does. The farther you throw the 

disc, the more points you will get. You also earn an additional point

if your dog jumps and catches the disc in the air. Practice at the 

park when it's empty before entering this competition.

NOTE: Even if you have only one second on the clock, and you throw

the disc, it will still count if your puppy catches it after the time

runs out. This "icing on the cake" throw can make all the difference 

in the higher levels, so make sure you throw right up until the game 

refuses to let you!

NOTE 2: When throwing the disc, be sure to allow your dog time to turn

and get it. Take the frisbee from your dog, wait one second, then throw

it. Tossing the disc too soon means that the dog must spend time that

it is in the air turning around, and this one extra second of turn-time

is enough to make the puppy miss every throw, no matter how straight. So,

take a moment to let it turn around before giving it a toss. You can still

earn 50 points in a round, which is the highest I know how to get (and is

almost guarenteed to win every competition - I haven't seen even a 

Championship round require more than 50 to win).



         1st - $100

         2nd - ?

         3rd - $30


         1st - $300

         2nd - ?

         3rd - ?


         1st - $300

         2nd - ?

         3rd - ?


         1st - $400

         2nd - ?

         3rd - ?


         1st - $600

         2nd - $300

         3rd - $180


This is an obstacle course. The objective is to make it through in as

little time as possible, with as few mistakes as possible. The top

screen shows a map of the objectives and numbers to show the order in

which to complete them. Slide your stylus around the touch screen to

guide your dog; it will run to where ever you point at. Don't lift

your stylus, as keeping it on the screen makes it easier to get better

scores. You have to practice at the gym during a walk before you'll

be allowed to compete.

   + Jump - a simple jump. Slide your stylus over it to make your 

            puppy jump it. There are also double jumps which require

            a longer leap present on the higher levels.

   + Tunnel - a blue tunnel. Touch the beginning of it, then slide

              your stylus through it out the other end.

   + Weave Poles - a slolam. Begin on the left side (you must start

                   on the left, or you will miss the obstacle), and

                   weave through the poles. This is an upper-level


   + See-Saw - a teeter-totter. Walk your puppy up the ramp. When its

               paws reach the white part on the other end, move your

               stylus behind the puppy, since walking off the end

               before it hits the ground is a miss. Once it's on the

               ground, lead your puppy off it. This is an upper-level

               obstacle, and it may scare your puppy the first time.



         1st - ?

         2nd - ?

         3rd - ?


         1st - ?

         2nd - ?

         3rd - ?


         1st - ?

         2nd - ?

         3rd - ?


         1st - $600

         2nd - ?

         3rd - ?


         1st - $1,000

         2nd - $500

         3rd - $300

NOTE: In the higher levels, particularly the championship, the obstacles

will be placed very close together (particularly the jumps). This may 

result in your dog attempting to jump the wrong objective. This is a 

MISS and will result in point deductions, so make sure to keep an eye

on your dog! If it begins to swerve to the side to try and do another

task, tap your touch screen to get it to go in the proper direction.


This is a chance to show off your dog's tricks and fur condition 

(see? I told you that shampoo was useful!). You will be asked to have

your dog perform a certain trick or set of tricks, and then given a

short amount of time to have your dog perform them. Sometimes, you 

will have to hold the trick for a certain amount of time. After the 

required tricks, you will be given a "free performance" period in 

which you can ask your dog to do any and all tricks it's learned.

Before going, it's a good idea to groom your dog as thoroughly as

you can. This means using shampoo until the dog is beautiful, and

then giving it a good brushing. The extra sparkle will win over the

judges and net you some extra artistry points.

   Tricks needed for each level~


         Sit, Shake hands, Lie down


         Sit, Shake hands, Lie down, Spin

      Expert and above:

         Sit, Shake hands, Lie down, Spin, Jump, Beg



         1st - $100

         2nd - ?

         3rd - ?


         1st - $200

         2nd - ?

         3rd - ?


         1st - $600

         2nd - ?

         3rd - $180


         1st - $1,000

         2nd - $500

         3rd - ?


         1st - $2,000

         2nd - $1,000

         3rd - $600





NOTE: Some items have more than one description. One is displayed at

home, and the other is displayed when selling it or similar. In those

cases, the home description is first, and the selling one second.


Sports items are playtoys for your puppy. They can be thrown, fetched,

caught, chewed, gnawed, swatted, and generally made mischief of.

   Rubber Bone

"This toy is great for strengthening

a puppy's jaw and helping it relieve


   Colors: White, Red, Bicolor (red + yellow)

   Tennis Ball

"This toy is great for games of

long-distance fetch."

   Bark Ball

"This ball makes noise when it

bounces. Rambunctious puppies

love it!"

   Rubber Mushroom

"When thrown or chewed, this

delightful little toy makes a lot

of noise. (Do not eat.)"

   Soccer Ball

"Dogs that like soccer are sure to

love this ball."

   ? Block

"Even if you hit it, nothing pops out. Too bad!"

   Dice Cushion

"This convenient cushion doubles as

a die."

   Terry Cloth Cube

"This cubic cushion made out of

towel fabric feels great on the


   Flying Disk

"Touch the disc with your stylus and

slide it from bottom to top to toss

the disc into the air."

   Colors: Red, Blue, Yellow

   Camo Disc

"This toy is great for play in

wide-open areas. There are two

camouflage patterns."

   Colors: Khaki, Blue

   Sponsor Disc

"This toy is great for play in

wide-open areas. The official disc

comes in two colors."

   Colors: Yellow, Green


"This toy is great for play in

wide-open areas. Aerodiscs comes in

two colors."

   Colors: Pink, White

   Shower Cap

"This shower cap can be used in disc


 "This bizarre little shower

 cap keeps its shape, even

 when thrown."

   Life Ring

"This ring can also be used in disc


 "This flotation device makes

 even landlubbers feel safe

 in the water. Give it a toss."

   Broken Clock

"Coming soon!"

 "This simply disigned wall clock doesn't appear to work."


"This spaceship can also be used as a flying disc in disc competitions."

 "This spaceship is most likely made of rare metals not found on earth."


These are items designed to encourage up-close and personal interaction

with your pooch. They have you playing directly with the pup by 

controlling the toy rather than simply tossing it.


"Blow into the microphone to inflate

the balloon. You can also throw it

by simply tapping it."

 "It's fun to watch puppies

 interact with this floating

 toy. (Note: It may pop.)"

   Bubble Blower

"Blow into the microphone to blow

bubbles. Try different blowing

methods to see what happens!"

 "Dogs of all breeds will enjoy

 this fun little toy."

   Pull Rope

"Once a dog bites down on this rope,

tug it swiftly up into the air to

start a tussle for rope supremacy."

 "This light, yet sturdy bone-

 shaped rope is ideal for

 dogs that like tugs-of-war."

   Jump Rope

"Grab the handle, start swinging,

and the dogs will join in."

"This toy is great for playing

with multiple dogs


   Windup Toy

"Wind this up and let it go to watch

it walk around."

"This retro toy is highly

collectible and valuable

among toy collectors."

   Talking Bird

"Hold the button on its chest and

talk to it. Release the button

to hear it mimic you."

"This simple toy is good at

mimicing things."

   Peach Kart

"D-Pad Left/Right: Steer

A Foreward B Reverse

L Change Camera Perspective"

 "This radio-controlled kart

 features tight controls and

 a princess at the wheel."

Mario Kart

"Coming soon!"

 "Coming soon!"

Bowser Kart

"Coming soon!"

 "This radio-controlled kart

 boasts speed and

 Bowser in the driver's seat."

   RC Helicopter

"A Propellor

D-Pad Foreward/Reverse

D-Pad Turn

L Change Camera Perspective"

 "This radio-controlled

 helicopter lets you fly in

 your own living room."


Things for the puppies to wear. ^_^

   Leather Collar

"This ageless design of rich leather

is perfect for pets. It comes in six


   Colors: Red, Black, Purple, Green, Pumpkin, Blue

   Dot Collar

"This colorful, pop-art-style collar

is perfect for adding a flair to your

puppy's neck."

   Camo Collar

"This collar is for the puppy that

wants to show the world its tough


   Rainbow Collar

"This saucy collar is perfect for

dogs with colorful personalities."

   Denim Collar

"This durable collar survives the

wear of everyday use and shrinks

to fit!"

   Platinum Collar

"The platinum buckle on this collar

instantly boosts the wearer's cool


   Woven Collar

"This collar is make of woven

strands of supple leather."

   Lucky Collar

"This collar features a special stone

that brings good luck."

   Flower Collar

"This pink-and-white design is very

popular with female puppies."

   Spiked Collar

"This collar is a must-have for all

wild, punk-rock puppies."

   Japanese Print Collar

"This collar is popular among

Japanese dog breeds."


"This simple design suits boys or

girls. It comes in two standard


   Colors: Red, Yellow

   Checked Ribbon

"This red gingham check pattern is

popular with female puppies."

   Polka-Dot Ribbon

"This plan design recalls simpler

days. The polka-dot design comes

in two colors."

   Colors: Red, Blue

   Pearl Ribbon

"This high-quality ribbon lends class

to its wearer. Pearl ribbons come in

two colors."

   Colors: Purple, Green

   Striped Ribbon

"This gorgeous ribbon is perfect for 

taking your pup out on the town."

   Tricolor Ribbon

"This fashionable multicolored ribbon gives off a

destincly French flavor."


"This decorative flower helps set a

romantic mood."


"This beautiful flower is very



"The perfect flower for giving you 

and your puppy a tropical air."

   Pair of Scholar Glasses

"Just wearing these handy glasses

makes your puppy look much smarter."

   Pair of Huge Sunglasses

"These huge retro lenses are back in

style. They're only for the hippest

of puppies."

   Pair of Party Glasses

"Put these on a puppy that longs to

be the life of the party and let it


   Pair of 3-D Glasses

"These groovy glasses boast

different-colored lenses. For

adventurous types..."

   Pair of Business Glasses

"These glasses leave a real impression.

People will know your pup is all business."

   Pair of Sport Sunglasses

"These sporty, futuristic-looking glasses

make their wearer look mischievous."

   Ten-Gallon Hat

"Put this on to experience the

rootin', tootin' atmosphere of the

old west."


"A standard baseball cap, this

timeless design is available in two

different colors."

   Colors: Yellow, Red & Blue


"This European hat instantly gives

your pet a sassy, Parisian feel."

   Straw Hat

"This hat is perfect for a dog that

longs for country life."

   Newsboy Hat

"This classic pauper's hat is a

timeless piece of headgear."

  Red Hat

"This hat is standard gear for 

mustachioed master plumbers."

NOTE: Mario's hat.

   Green Hat

"This hat is standard gear for 

mustachioed apprentice plumbers."

NOTE: Luigi's hat.

   Knit Hat

"This warm little hat and its

decorative pom-pom bring back

memories of youth."

   Pirate Hat

"Put on this hat to make your puppy

feel like the scourge of the high



"With this impressive crown, your puppy can rule the kingdom every day"

   Part Hat

"This fun hat will make you the life of the party!"

   Top Hat

"This hat is only for the most

distinguished and

discerning puppy..."


"Pups who have a fondness for

siestas in the sun will have to have

this hat!"

   Viking Hat

"The perfect hat for the puppy

who loves to pillage and rampage

all over town."

   Santa's Hat

"The perfect accessory for a puppy

who wants to stay up waiting for


   Rack of Deer Antlers

"The perfect accessory for the puppy that always wanted to be a deer."

   New Year Tiara

"Ring in the new year with the

perfect headgear for your own

party animal."

   Fireman's Hat

"Just wearing this hat makes your

puppy feel like everyone's friendly

neighborhood fireman."

 "The kennel in your town now

 has dalmatians available for


   Rainbow Wig

"This is the headgear of choice when

you really want to stand out in a


   Lion's Mane

"With this fabulous head of hair,

your pup will feel like the king

of the jungle."


These items concern your dog's basic needs, such as food, water,

and cleanliness. Books on dogs are also here.

   Dog Biscuit

"This low-calorie digestive treat

makes for the perfect doggie

snack. (Single Count)"

   Jerky Treat

"This chewy dried beef makes for a

delicious snack. (One Serving)"

   Water Bottle

"This distilled water is easy on a

puppy's digestive tract.

(Single-Use Bottle)"

   Milk Carton

"This milk is very easy on a dog's

stomach. (One Serving)"

   Dry Food

"This is a well-balanced meal with all

necessary nutrients.

(Single-Use Pack)"

   Dog Food Can

"This delicious food includes real

meat to whet a dog's appetite.

(One Serving)"

   Natural Dog Food Bag

"This all natural dog food uses no

artificial additives or

preservatives. (One Serving)"

   Short-Hair Shampoo

"This gentle, all-natural shampoo is

great for short-haired dogs.

(Single Use)"

   Long-Hair Shampoo

"This treated shampooo is great on

long-haired coats. (Single Use)"

   Rubber Brush

"This brush removes dirt and

pretties up your dog's coat. Ideal

for short-haired dogs."

   Dog Care Book

"This book contains all the important

information you need to care for

your dog."

   Dog Training Book

"This book teaches you the basic

tricks that you can teach your dog,

like shake, lie down, and roll over."

   Bark Mode Book

"This book contains important

information about wireless


   Disc Competition Book

"This book explains the basic rules

of disc competitions, as well as the

best methods for throwing discs."

   Agility Trial Book

"This book explains the basic rules

of agility trials and methods for 

getting past the various obstacles."

   Obedience Trial Book

"This book explains the basic rules

of obedience trials and the

commands your dog will have to



These items play music, either with input from you or simply by

being turned on. Someone needs to remind Nintendo that we use CDs

now, not vinyl records. ;)


"Touch the icons for different

instruments, then play music!

Touch the camera button to switch

the dog you want to play for."

 "This electric piano boasts

 impressive functionality for

 those who enjoy music."

NOTE: Your puppy can learn simple songs in this way, such as the

opening line to "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" or "Joyful, Joyful."

The judges at the Obedience Trial seem to like hearing your pup

sing during its free performance.

   "Mario's Theme" Box

"This music box plays the famous theme song." (4 boxes in all)

   "Puppy Waltz" Box

"This is Chopin's famed tune played

on a music box. Turn the handle to

play it."

   "Dictionary" Box

"You've heard this sound before

somewhere... Turn the handle to

play it."

NOTE: Plays whatever you recorded on your White Record.

   "Street Marker" Record

"The walking theme from the

five-song Nintendogs soundtrack."

   "Growler" Record

"The fighting theme from the

five-song Nintendogs soundtrack."

NOTE: The original name of this record was "Mounting Boy", from what

I've read of translations. I suppose Nintendo decided that wasn't 

quite appropriate for America. ;)

   "Smilin' Dog" Record

"The playing theme from the

five-song Nintendogs soundtrack."

   "Friendly Wiff" Record

"The meeting theme from the

five-song Nintendogs soundtrack."

NOTE: From my translation readings, this one was originally called

"Falling in Love with Your Bottom". I guess that was too long. XD

   "Chow" Record

"The eating theme from the

five-song Nintendogs soundtrack."

   "Surprise" Record

"Composed by Haydn, this is one of 

six mystical records that evoke 


NOTE: Spooks your puppies when it gets to a certain part. XD

   "Naptime" Record

"Composed by an unknown, this is

one of six mystical records that

evoke nature."

NOTE: Makes your puppy sleepy, so play it for her before you turn off

the game for the night. ^_^

   "Colonel Bogey" Record

"Composed by Alford, this is one of

six mystical record that evoke


NOTE: Makes your puppy walk in a circle. Around and around and around...

   "Toreador" Record

"Composed by Bizet, this is one of

six mystical records that evoke


NOTE: Makes your puppy VERY beligerant and angry. It will fight with

other puppies in the room (or at the park, if you play it there), and

also bark angrily at you. Not a nice record at all.

   "Flower Waltz" Record

"Composed by Tchaikovsky, this is

one of six mystical record that

evoke nature."

NOTE: Makes your puppy dance in a really cute way, chasing its tail

and even doing a backflip at the end of the song!

   "Nintendogs" Record

"The Nintendogs theme song, this is

one of six mystical records that 

evoke nature."

NOTE: This tends to act as a "reset" button for your puppy's 

personality, as it'll cancel the effects of other records. It also

reforms some of the pup's persona back to the way it originally was

when you first got it. However, the effect isn't totally permanent.

Your pup may also bark along to the music.

   "Shedded Fur" Record

"This song sounds oddly familiar...

It's one of Archie's four secret


   "Modest Decor" Record

"This song sounds oddly familiar...

It's one of Archie's four secret


   "Giant Socks" Record

"This song sounds oddly familiar...

It's one of Archie's four secret


   "Waves" Record

"This song sounds oddly familiar...

It's one of Archie's four secret


   White Record

"Use this record to record any

message you like."


These are various decorative clocks that you can have to tell time.

   Modern Clock

"This clock features a simple,

modern design that works in any


NOTE: This is the clock you start out with.

   Marine Clock

"With a cool-blue color tone, this

clock helps create a simple yet

cool atmosphere."

   Clover Clock

"This four-leaf-clover clock and its

leaf green color brings luck to the


   Marble Clock

"The purple numbers get swallowed 

by this clock's psychedelic design."

   Silver Clock

"The sleek, metallic look of this

clock highlights its slick,

high-tech design."

   Wall Clock

"This simple clock features

easy-to-read numbers, making it

a very practical clock."

NOTE: This clock has a digital readout instead of hands like the others.

   Cube Clock

"This compact digital clock is perfect for when you need accurate time"


These are items that don't fit anywhere else...


"This is just a broken branch from a

tree. It appears to be of little 


   Tissue Box

"This is just a box of tissues. It's

good for runny noses, not wet 

puppy noses."

   Dog Photo

"Dogs apparently don't really care

much for this photo."

   Disposable Camera

"It appears to be broken. And

there's no film left, anyway."

   Juice Bottle

"This is just an empty bottle

that once held juice.

It has virtually no value."


"This high-quality shoe exudes a feminine aura."

   Leather Shoe

"This shoe's leather makes for satisfying chewing."

   High Heel

"This elegant shoe shows off its

beauty with flare."

   Black Boot

"This stylish boot must have been

worn by a beautiful leg."

   White Boot

"This fashionable boot must be from

a spring line. It looks quite fancy."

   Lisa Doll

"This cute doll is all the rage with

young pups!"

   Stuffed Dog

"This stuffed animal is the perfect

playmate for a lonely puppy."

   Stuffed Bear

"This stuffed animal is the perfect

playmate for a lonely puppy."

   Moai Statue

"Nobody knows when or why these

mysterious statues were created."


"This academic token of

appreciation must have made its

recipient quite happy."

   Shuttle Model

"This model was released to herald

20 years of shuttle flight, making it

a collectible."


"This space rock most likely contains 

rare metals not found on Earth"

   Wierd Alien

"Its large, pale eyes are enchanting. 

It looks like a doll, but maybe it's 


   Promise Ring

"This beautiful diamond ring scintillates. It costs three months' salary."

   Gold Bar

"This bar is made of 99.9% pure gold, making it quite valuable."

   Piggy Bank

"There appears to be something

inside the piggy bank.

(Note: Piggy bank is fragile)"

 "This cute little piggy is

 full of happiness."


"There appears to be something

inside the vase.

(Note: Vase is fragile)"

 "This simple vase is not

 very valuable."

   Fine Vase

"There appears to be something

inside the vase.

(Note: Vase is fragile)"

 "This beautiful vase is

 fairly valuable."

   Very Fine Vase

"There appears to be something

inside the vase.

(Note: Vase is fragile)"

 "Coming soon!"





This is where you can remodel your room into a style you like. There

are three initial renovations available at the start of the game, and

more can be unlocked.

NOTE: After paying for the interior decorator to make over your room,

you must wait 24 hours before you will have your new room.

   Urban Living

"With the feel of a classy cafe, this

style of house is perfect for

retro-themed relaxation."

NOTE: This is your beginning house.

   Designer Condo


"With its sun-bathed white walls and 

simple layout, this room offers the

ultimate in hip, modern urban living."

   Early American


"Reminiscent of a classic American

home, this living space offers a

friendly patchwork feel."

   Tatami Room


"Coming soon!"

   Ranch House


"Surrounded by airy woods, this

style offers a relaxing and free-

spirited atmosphere."



"With a view that everyone is familiar

with, this space makes the perfect

playground for puppies."

   Seaside Room


"Sunlight pours down onto the white 

sands and blue waters of this 

private seaside paradise."

   Outer Space


"Stretching out below is the blue 

planet, but the rest of this room 

feels limitless."





This is the nifty little scoring system in Nintendogs. Do something

good, get Trainer Points (also called Owner Points). Do something bad,

lose points. When you save up more points, you unlock some neat things

for you and your dogs.

*Things which earn trainer points*

   ~ Feeding your dog at the same times each day

   ~ Making friends with other dogs

   ~ Win a contest

   ~ Generally be a "good owner" (there are other ways to earn points

     that haven't been documented yet)

*Things which lose trainer points*

   ~ Neglecting your dog for three days straight

   ~ Forgetting to pick up poo

   ~ Generally be a "bad owner" (there are also other ways to lose

     points that aren't written down)


   ~ 300 TP

      + Dog Food Can

      + Milk Carton

   ~ 2,000 TP

      + New Breed

         * Pug - Laborador

         * Yorkshire Terrier - Dachshund

         * Miniature Pinscher - Chihuahua

   ~ 4,000 TP

      + New Breed

         * German Shepherd - Laborador

         * Shiba Inu - Dachshund

         * Siberian Husky - Chihuahua

   ~ 6,000 TP

      + "Desktop" Interior Decorating theme

   ~ 8,000 TP

      + New Breed

         * Shih Tzu - Laborador

         * Cavalier King Charles Spaniel - Dachshund

         * Toy Poodle - Chihuahua

   ~ 10,000 TP

      + New Breed

         * Boxer - Laborador

         * Pembroke Welsh Corgi - Dachshund

         * Golden Retriever - Chihuahua

      + Natural Dog Food Bag

   ~ 12,000 TP

      + Seaside Room

   ~ 14,000 TP

      + New Breed

         * Beagle - Laborador

         * Shetland Sheepdog - Dachshund

         * Miniature Schnauzer - Chihuahua

   ~ 16,000 TP

      + New Breed

         * Shetland Sheepdog - Laborador

         * Miniature Schnauzer - Dachshund

         * Beagle - Chihuahua

   ~ 18,000 TP

      + Outer Space (room)

   ~ 20,000 TP

      + New Breed

         * Golden Retriever - Laborador

         * Boxer - Dachshund

         * Pembroke Welsh Corgi - Chihuahua

   ~ 22,000 TP

      + New Breed

         * Cavalier King Charles Spaniel - Laborador

         * Toy Poodle - Dachshund

         * Shih Tzu - Chihuahua

   ~ 25,000 TP

	+ Ranch House

   ~ 30,000 TP

      + New Breed

         * Husky - Laborador

         * German Shepherd - Dachshund

         * Shiba Inu - Chihuahua

   ~ 35,000 TP

      + New Breed

         * Yorkshire Terrier - Laborador

         * Miniature Pinscher - Dachshund

         * Pug - Chihuahua

   ~ 45,000 TP

      + New Breed

         * Miniature Dachshund - Laborador

         * Laborador - Dachshund

         * Laborador- Chihuahua

   ~ 50,000 TP

      + New Breed

         * Chihuahua - Laborador

         * Chihuahua - Dachshund

         * Miniature Daschund - Chihuahua

   ~ Find a Jack Russell Terrier Book

      + Jack Russell Terrier becomes adoptable

   ~ Find a Fireman's Hat

      + Dalmatian becomes adoptable





Some items are exclusive to one version or another. The only way to

get these is to have someone with that specific version give you

the item in a Bark Mode linkup.


 + Bicolor Rubber Bone

 + Life Ring

 + Peach Cart

 + High Heel

 + "Puppy Waltz" Box

 + Rack of Deer Antlers

 + "Shedded Fur" Record

 + Silk Hat

 + UFO

 + Wall Clock


 + Dartboard

 + "Dog's Theme" Box

 + Graduation Cap

 + Leather Shoe

 + Mario Kart

 + Red Rubber Bone

 + Shower Cap

 + Smart Clock

 + Tiara

 + "Waves" Record


 + Blue Rubber Bone

 + Bowser Kart

 + Broken Clock

 + Crown

 + Cube Clock

 + "Mario's Theme" Box

 + "Modest Decor" Record

 + Party Hat

 + Pizza Disc

 + Pumps





This is the wireless connection feature in Nintendogs. To get here,

Select "Go out", and then pick "Bark Mode". You will then be asked if

you'd like your puppy to take an item along as a gift. If you say

yes, you can then pick one item from your inventory to give to the

person you link with. If you say no, then you will see your puppy

run along the top screen. If you don't have a wireless partner

imediately available, then you can close the DS and the game will

continue to search. When it finds someone, it will bark to let you


As you meet up, you'll be given the voice message that's recorded on

the other player's White Record (they will also hear yours). You can

then play with your puppy alongside theirs.

NOTE: After the innitial exchange of information, the two DSes will

no longer be in communication. The puppies could then be fighting

over a toy on one DS, and cuddling on the other. This is to prevent

two users from confusing the poor puppies by both tapping their 

touchscreen to call them over. It also allows you to leave the 

wireless range of the person you met, but still play with their puppy.

The first time you link to a user with another breed of dog, you will

be allowed to adopt that breed from the kennel. Subsequent meetings

will not earn you a new breed.





Special thanks to:

 * Nintendo - for making this game

 * My real dogs - for putting up with me saying "Sit!" over and over

                  when they're already sitting, and generally being

                  very confusing human ^_^;

 * My mom - for driving me to Gamestop even though the gas prices

            are rediculous

 * My brother - for playing the Dachshund version and helping me

                find more items and breeds

 * Sheen348 - giving the first place payouts in the Expert and Master

              Obedience competitions, and the descriptions for the

              Hibiscus and Meteorite

 * Shadowari - giving the TP required for the Seaside Room, and reminding

               me about the Jack Russel and Dalmatian breeds being


 * Bloogeyz - the description to the ? Block and Marble Clock. He also 

              sent me the description for the Green Hat and Red & Blue

              Cap the same day I found them in my own game. ^_^

 * Godofhope - giving the descriptions for the Striped Ribbon, Tricolor

               Ribon, Pair of Business Glasses, Red Hat, Tiara, the

               "Surprise" Record, and Leather Shoe. Also sent in the

               one for the ? Block the same day as Bloogeyz, and the ones

               for the Green Hat, Straw Hat, and RC Helicopter when 

               I'd just found them.

 * Red - for the exact number of trainer points required for each breed

         in each version of the game.

 * Lindsay - for the "Friendly Wiff" and "Waves" records.

 * Merriam - the first place Beginner payouts in the Disc Competition, as 

             well as the prices of the Beagle, Golden Retriever, Pug, Shih

             Tzu, and Siberian Huskey, plus some minor spelling corrections.

 * Emily - minor spelling correction

 * Clint - The descriptions for the Chihuahua, Cavalier King Charles

           Spaniel, Promise Ring, Gold Bar, Pump, Cube Clock, "Modest

           Decor" Record, "Mario's Theme" Box, Crown, Party Hat, Bowser

           Kart, Broken Clock, and for reminding me of the Handstand trick.

 * Luuk - all Dachshund exclusives, all Chihuahua exclusives, all Labrador

          exclusives after the Peach Kart, and the description of the UFO

 * lralax - for telling me the number of trainer points needed for the

            "Outer Space" room

 * Matthew - for the payouts for Beginner's 1st and 3rd places and Open's 1st

             place in the Disc competition.

 * You - for reading this guide




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