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You may print this guide for your personal use, or use it online, or copy it to a text document, but please do not redistribute it without my consent 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 Version 1.2 uploaded to GameFAQs on: September 19, 2005 Version 1.3 uploaded to GameFAQs on: September 29, 2005 version 1.4 uploaded to GameFAQs on: October 13, 2005 Version 1.5 uploaded to GameFAQs on: November 15, 2005 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ++++++++++++++++++ +STARING THE GAME+ ++++++++++++++++++ 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. ++++++++++++++++ +RESETTING DATA+ ++++++++++++++++ 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. +++++++++++++++++++ +BREEDS OF PUPPIES+ +++++++++++++++++++ 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. The male also does larger pee puddles on the map that have a stronger smell - they'll flash from blocks away! *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 *BOXER* $520 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 *CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIEL* $599 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 *CHIHUAHUA* 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 *DALMATIAN* $680 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) *GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG* $580 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 *GOLDEN RETRIEVER* $550 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, Strawberry Blond *JACK RUSSLE TERRIER* 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. *LABAORADOR RETRIEVER* $535 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 *MINIATURE DACHSHUND* $540 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 *MINIATURE PINSCHER* $565 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 *MINIATURE SCHNAUZER* $525 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 *PEMBROKE WELSH CORGI* $530 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 *SHETLAND SHEEPDOG* $518 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 *SHIBA INU* $560 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 *SIBERIAN HUSKY* $528 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 *TOY POODLE* $595 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 *YORKSHIRE TERRIER* $600 Starting Breed in: Chihuahua and Friends "This English breed is commonly called a Yorkie, and is also nicknamed the "walkingjewel"!" Colors: Tan w/ Black (three shades of tan) +++++++++++++++++++++ +PUPPY PERSONALITIES+ +++++++++++++++++++++ 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 fights." "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." ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ++++++++++++++++ +YOUR NEW PUPPY+ ++++++++++++++++ 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 puns). 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! ^_^ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ +++++++++++++++++ +CHECKING STATUS+ +++++++++++++++++ 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). *COAT* 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 - Filthy Your puppy can also get fleas, so be sure to clean it up if you see a creepy-crawly hiding in the fur! *HUNGER* 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 *THIRST* 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 ++++++ +FOOD+ ++++++ 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. *DRY KIBBLE* 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. *CANNED FOOD* 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 game. *ADDITIVE-FREE FOOD* 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. *TRASH* 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. +++++++ +DRINK+ +++++++ 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. *WATER* Bottled water...boy these pups are pampered, eh? This is available at the start, and is very cheap. *MILK* 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. ^_^ +++++++++++++++++++ +BATHS & BRUSHINGS+ +++++++++++++++++++ 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. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ++++++++++++++++++ +GOING FOR A WALK+ ++++++++++++++++++ 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. *POOP* 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. *PEE* 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. *TRASH* 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?). *PRESENTS* 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! ^_^ http://www5d.biglobe.ne.jp/~mint-f/dogs/map.html 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? *OTHER DOGS* 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 things. After the walk, you'll be given a message about how your walk went for your puppy. "Playing with neighborhood dogs always leaves [your puppy] in a good mood." - Congratulations, you met some friendly dogs along the way! It was a good walk, and now your puppy can concentrate on other things, like doing tricks for you. "[Your puppy] seems quite satisfied." - A 'neutral' walk. Nothing was really good OR bad about it. Your puppy is just happy to have gotten out of the house for a bit. "[Your puppy] seems a little tired." - Uh-oh, what happened? Meet a few unfriendly dogs and get in a fight? Eat some trash? This wasn't such a great walk. Your puppy is happy to have gotten out, but wishes the walk had been more fun. "[Your puppy] seems to feel like that walk was...a little lacking." - I'm not sure what this one means, but I think it's your puppy's way of saying that you left too much yellow in the walk bar. I've only gotten it once, so I can't be sure, but I think it's what