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Nintendogs Game FAQ
Created by: yeyeokid

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Version History:


AUGUST 31 UPDATE: I will update this guide later this week. I recieved alot
OF EMAILS! Most of them containing the same information, so if you contributed
something and did not recieve credit it's because I found it out my self, it's
general knowledge, or someone else gave me the same info. As a result to
this mass contributions, I am removing and AIM for the moment. 

V .95 - Update: Friday, August 26th.

- More Dogs and there owners in the Walking Section.
- Added more secrets
- More Items added into the ITEM List
- Some Price Corrections are made.
- Descriptions added for Items. (Just category description, I plan on adding
individual descriptions for each item in the future)
- Present List is now Called ITEM List. (Present List is deleted, and now
Item List has it's own section)

.85 - Update: Thursday, August 25.

- Fixed Numerous Corrections (Spelling, Incorrect Information Etc)

- Added a Present List (This will be a list of presents of you find on walks
and how much they will cost, descriptions will be added later!) This is in
the Walking Section.

- Added a General FAQ for common questions (questions that are answered in the
Walking FAQ will not be answered here)

- Added the Controls in the Getting Started Section

- Added a Bark Mode Section

.80 - Guide Created Wednesday, August 24.

Finished Sections:
- Getting Started
- Walking the Dog
- Training
- Competition
- Tricks
- Dog list and Personality List
- Making Money and Trainer Points
- Secrets
- Special Thanks and Goodbye 

Incomplete Sections:
- Making Money and Trainer Points
- Dog List
- Walking
- Discount Store
- Item List


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Table of Contents
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1) Getting Started
2) Walking the Dog
3) Training
4) Competition
5) Tricks
6) Dog List and Personality List
7) Making Money and Trainer Points
8) Discount Store
9) Item List
10) Bark Mode
11) FAQ
12) Secrets
13) Special Thanks and Goodbye

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1) Getting Started
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So you're ready to embark on the endless journeys of you and man's best
friend? I'm sure you're already well aware of the daily things you must 
provide your dog with. Eating, Playing, Bathing, taking it out for Walks, etc.
If you got that down, you are already completed half the Battle of taming the
puppy. What left for you to do is knowing how to master each aspect. I hope to
help you with such.

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Buying your first Pup
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Buying your first puppy can be a tough decision. Each puppy in this game has
their own personalities, their on advantages, and their on life style. It does
not necessarily vary by breed, each puppy itself has its on characteristic
that it shares. Once you find the puppy you want in the Kennel, you’re going to
need to teach its name, and then maybe some other tricks, sounds easy?
									
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Aww look at the little puppy
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When you first buy a puppy, you’re going to have to name it. The on screen
tutorial will teach you how to do so. After you've said its name numerously 
it should learn it, once it does you’re prompt to enter its name. 

Note: It's name can be completely different from what you call it, you can
write it's name as Dimwit, but it will still respond to the voice command 
stupid if that is what it was learned to listen to.

Once it learns it's name, you can say it and depending on how close it is
to you, it might come to you and bark, or then again it just might ignore you. 
Now is a
good time to teach your dog its first trick. Sitting down. This trick 
is fairly		
easy, all you have to do is get your dog's attention onto you and pet it's 
head. 
Once you do that, while petting it's head, move the stylus down. It should
follow the motion of the stylus and sit down. Once it sits you will see a
lightbulb in the upper-right corner of the screen. When you see this, press 
it. You can now input a voice command of which you can say anything you want
to name the"trick" it preformed. You will have to say the same thing you 
inputted 
numerous times by repeating the procedure sitting down before it learns how 
to. Just
like naming your dog, you don't have to have the written name of the trick
the same as of which you say with your voice.
		
Now that you mastered the basics of training a dog, you can now continue onto
different sections to further instruct you on how you can raise your puppy. 

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Controls
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The controls in this game are VERY simple. 99 percent of this game revolves
around the touch screen and the stylus. In fact you can play this game without
ever using the buttons. 

You use the stylus to

Pet Your Dog
Rub Your Dog
Feed Your Dog
Making a Walking route for your Dog
Play Fetch with your dog

and basically anything in this game uses the stylus. For more information 
check your game booklet, it has diagram pictures.

The ONLY thing the arrows and the Letter Buttons can be used for is changing
the camera angles when you are on the main menu (so you can see your little
puppies in different areas)
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2) Walking the Dog
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Walking the Dog is one of the most important things to do in this game, not
only can you practice for competitions and meet other dogs. You can get
exclusive items not in the regular pet store and at the discount store. You
can also find gifts on the way and sell them to the secondhand shop, or use them
on your dog for them to enjoy. Walking is a good experience!

Note: The more your dog walks, the more stamina it can build up, thus the 
further it can walk in the future. 

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Walking Symbols
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On the upper left side of the screen you see an arrow pointing leftwards, this
brings you back to your house

The tool under the arrow is the Erase tool, click on it to erase the route
you currently made.

The bar under that represents your dog’s Stamina, this determines how far it
can travel.

[?]: These boxes are either presents, or other people walking of which you
can get advice from them and interact with their dogs.

Upper left Side of the walking Map: That's a discount shop, items there cost
a lot less, and sometimes they have accessories for your dog.

-The part below depends on your game, it is not the same for each one-
Lower left Side of the Walking Map: That’s the park, there are sometimes dogs
there of which you can interact with. This is a good place to practice Disc
Competitions. The more you practice, the better your dog will get at catching
discs, and the further it can go to get one. 

Middle Bottom Side of the Walking Map: Another discount park, you can buy
items cheaper, and get accessories for your dog.

Upper Middle Side of the Walking Map: This is another park which you can 
play with your dog and train for disc competitions. Sometimes other dogs
play here too.

Lower Side of the Walking Map. Upper Right: This is the Gym, this is to
practice for the agility competition. For each class you get into, your
dog can get better if you practice enough. My Chihuahua is a speed demon :P

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Walking FAQ
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These weren't actually asked by people, I just made one =D

Q: My dog is fighting with another one! What should I do?
A: You can either let the dog fight out (I love doing this cause I like my dog
to win) or you can back  off away from him (or leave the scene) I am 
assuming that it MAY put your dog in a bad attitude, because I know when two
dogs get along, it puts my dog into a good attitude.

-Tip from Murakawa-
Wait until the dog you are meeting has stopped barking and jumping, so that 
(s)he is laying obediently on the floor. Now it is time to guide your dog 
towards the other, and they will start sniffing each other. You might 
have to do this two to three times before they become friends. You gain more
trainer points when dogs become friends!

Q: My dog barks like crazy when he sometimes see's another one, but then still
become friends? Why?
A: I don't know, dogs are strange like that.

Q: Which ways can I see results of whether my dog likes another one or not
quickly?
A: Just take the leash and drag him near the other dog, if they start rubbing
their mouths against each other, they might cuddle up a few seconds after,
which means they are good friends (so you can just leave the scene now) if
your dog starts running away from the other one and you start hearing 
"Dramatic" music, that means your dog doesn't like the other one too much.
If they just stare at each other and just bark, they're still curious about
each other.

Q: My dog always goes for garbage, How can I stop him from eating it!
A: Keep yanking the leash away from the garbage, it may take numerous times
until he understands that you want to continue on the walk, but that is a good
way to stop him from eating it.

Q: Should I really clean up the Dog Droppings?
A: I haven't seen negative effects of not picking them up (ex: police knocking
on your door) so I don't see why you SHOULDN'T pick them up, besides being a 
civil person

Q: My dog just scratches and takes to long during walking, how can I make
this process go faster.
A: Just Pull the leash all the way on the right side of the screen, your dog
will start running now, there is nothing bad about this except he gets thirsty
faster, but it really speeds up the process of walking almost x3. You can also
yank the leash when he starts scratching himself so he will stop, then continue
on the run. 

Q: Why is it when my dog pee's a blue mark is placed on the map
A: This is the dog's way of marking it's territory. When you revisit the 
marked place during the walk, your dog will most likely sniff it to see
if it still remains, or he will pee again on it to "reclaim" it

Q: Why does the blue mark on the map flash?
A: I recently found out that if you encounter another dog near where your dog
left it's mark, the territory will start blinking. This means that another 
dog is in your territory. Often when this happens, your dog won't be happy 
with the one "invading" it's territory. It will must likely end up in a 
"fight". Sometimes though it is possible to be friends with the dog, but 
with my current experience of this situation in particular, it seems my 
dog fights more then cuddle (and I tested this with two different dogs)

Q: Why do I see dog figures on Parks
A: That means that other dogs are at the park as well, how many dog symbols
you see are how many dogs are at the park. 

Q: What items do I get on these walks?
A: That's a good question, look below (Not Completed)

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A list of Dogs and there owners which you might find on a walk
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*Not Completed* Please contact me at the top of this FAQ if you wish to
contribute

*Some owners and dogs contributed by houndoom342@aim.com*

Owner: Shiggy
Dog: Pit
Their Conversations: Not yet Written
Their Dog's Likes/Dislikes: Not yet Written

Owner: Billy
Dog: Aster
Their Conversations: Not yet Written
Their Dog's Likes/Dislikes: Not yet Written

Owner: Tim
Dog: Deacon
Their Conversations: Not yet Written
Their Dog's Likes/Dislikes: Not yet Written
 
Owner: Emily
Dog: Coby
Their Conversations: Not yet Written
Their Dog's Likes/Dislikes: Not yet Written 

Owner: Chuck
Dog: Cole
Their Conversations: Not yet Written
Their Dog's Likes/Dislikes: Not yet Written
 
Owner: Archie
Dog: Spot
Their Conversations: Not yet Written
Their Dog's Likes/Dislikes: Not yet Written
 
Owner: Carmen
Dog: Chelsea
Their Conversations: Not yet Written
Their Dog's Likes/Dislikes: Not yet Written
 
Owner: ??? 
Dog: Buster
Their Conversations: Not yet Written
Their Dog's Likes/Dislikes: Not yet Written

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Now you mastered the act of walking, lets WALK on...
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3) Training
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If you want your dog to do good in competitions, you are going to need to 
train it. Here are some techniques for the 3 different competitions.

A thing you should do before entering all competitions though is to make sure
your dog is full, quenched, and feels beautiful (bathe it, and brush it's
hair) This should improve it's performance (though this is not confirmed)

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Disc Competition Training
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The best and most effective way to train your dog for disc competitions is
to bring it to the park. By brining it to the park, I mean bring it to the
park with no other dogs in it (which you can check if you see dog figures
on the park itself, if you do then don't go to the park). Once you are at the
park the training begins. Not only brining your dog to the park is training 
the dog itself, but it gives you the best technique to throw the disc and for
your dog to catch it. I think agility plays a minor roll in how fast it goes
as well, but this is NOT confirmed so don't quote me on it. You can train
it's agility at the gym (which is basically a replica of the agility 
competition setup)


Okay, now all that is done, to effectively train your dog you SHOULD play with
it with a Disc until it says that you have played to much and should go home.
After playing for so much, you might not notice an increase in it's
improvement, and this is because the higher in the competition you unlocked
the better your dog will be in becoming better when you train it. 

Note: After you finish a competition, it's best to train your dog before
entering a new one, Like I said, after every class you advance onto your dog
can then improve on it's abilities.

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Agility Training
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Agility Training is very important, and much like the Disc Competition
training it revolves around how far you have gotten into the tourney classes
(Ex: Beginner, Open Class, Expert, etc) for how good your dog should be.
You should spend a while going through all the drills (5-10 minutes) or
until your dog says it's tired of training. Agility improves it's overall
abilities as well. So keep that dog running and active. When you think you are
done with training, you should go home and give your dog some water as it's
likely it will be very thirsty, then after that a nice snack (I my dogs
love Beef Jerkey)

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Obedience Training
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Even if you have a stubborn dog, you can still get this dog to win the 
tourneys. You should not overwork your dog at one time though, just gradually
without the dog, give them commands for them to follow. The closer the dog 
is to you as well, will get them to do better in the contest. Another thing
you should do is feed it snacks (like dog biscuits or beef jerkey) when it
listens to a command, my dog use to be stubborn and confused, but when
I started to do this, it will listen to my commands and be happy doing it :).
Once you train your dog by giving it commands just gradually and feeding it
snacks to make it happy. The way your dog looks also makes the judges
rate higher/lower, it is best to bathe your dog, and brush it's hair before
the competition starts, and even dress it up. Don't wait too long before
doing this though or your dog will lose it's beautiful status, and go to
clean. It is best to do this RIGHT before the competition. You should also
train it a tee-bit before hand.

NOTE: Although not yet tested, I think the higher you get in tourney's
the better it will do if you continue to train it much like Disc competition
and Agility.

Some things to take in to consideration while training your dog

1: A lot of times dogs do not listen to you as much as they do in the
competition, so just because your dog doesn't always listen to your sit
commands doesn't always means it's just being stubborn. It's best to give it
a snack if It does follow your commands though (if not that, a pat on it's
head). 

2: According to the nintendogs manual, SPEAK 6 inches away from the DS
and say the command CLEARLY (but not to LOUD). If you do this, the dog
should be able to follow your commands easier

3: Don't make commands sound the same, this may confuse the dog.

4: Treating your dog nice and praising it for it doing good, improves it's
Obedience.

5: Making your dog look beautiful will increase it's score slightly.

6: Make your commands short instead of long (at least this tip works for me)
the longer it is the easier it is you might make a slight mess up, thus
eliminating the whole trick. 

7: Sometimes when you have to have your dog sit down for a number of seconds
and it won't listen, a good way to improve this ability is to have it trained
to its commands. 

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Now your fully trained so lets move on to the COMPETITIONS
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Competition
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This is where all your hard training pays off, with MONEY, and a trophy
(if you do good enough)
Here is a small walk through each competition and how to score. 
*Be sure to read the training section for help* 

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Disc Competition
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In this you are given a set amount of time of which you must get points by
throwing the disc and getting your dog to catch it. The more it catches, the
more points you get. You get an additional point if it catches it in the air.

Note: When you first play out you should get use to the limits of how far
your dog can travel to get the disc. Once you find that limit, and how to
throw the disc there, just keep repeating the process, you should WIN the
competition this way. once you get into higher tourney's your dog could be
trained to do better. For a lot of people and there dogs, it's easier to throw
the disc in a front ward formation (which means dragging the stylus up into
the middle of the screen, then letting go)


Payout Amounts:

Beginner
1st Place: $100
2nd Place: $50
3rd Place: $30

Open Class
1st Place: $200
2nd Place: $100
3rd Place: $60

Expert Class
1st Place: $300
2nd Place: $150
3rd Place: $90

Master Class
1st Place: $600
2nd Place: $300
3rd Place: $180

Championship Class
1st Place: $1000
2nd Place: $600
3rd Place: $300


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Agility Competition
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In this competition your dog must clear numerous obstacles. If it fails one
5 points are deducted. One point is deducted each second your dog exceeds
the minimum time. Some competitions have a minimum of how many points that can
be deducted, if you exceed them you lose. If a tie occurs the dog who 
completed the obstacle course the fastest wins

Tips: Guide your dog for it to complete obstacles faster, as your dog gets
better it will need less guidance from your.

Note: You don’t have to keep on clicking on a spot for your dog to move there
you can just drag the stylus of which spot you want it to go. This helps
with some obstacles.

1) Hurdles and Long Jumps 
Guide your dog near it and when it is in a good position hit it twice for it
to make the jump

2) Tunnels
Guide your dog to the entrance of the tunnel, then guide your stylus above
the tunnel until it leaves the tunnel.

3) See-Saw
Guide your dog on the white opposite side of the see-saw. When it is there,
hold the stylus behind the dog so it will stay in place (if you don't train
your dog in this area, some may get scared and run off the see-saw) Once the
see-saw drops down, guide your dog off of it.

4) Poles
Guide your dog by dragging the stylus in the directions you want your dog to
maneuver around the polls (the better you train your dog in this area the
faster it will maneuver around the pool, and sometimes it will do it without
your help)

Payout Amounts:

Beginner
1st Place: $100
2nd Place: $50
3rd Place: $30

Open Class
1st Place: $200
2nd Place: $100
3rd Place: $60

Expert Class
1st Place: $300
2nd Place: $150
3rd Place: $90

Master Class
1st Place: $600
2nd Place: $300
3rd Place: $180

Championship Class
1st Place: $1000
2nd Place: $600
3rd Place: $300

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Obedience Competition
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You are judged from an average of 1-10 ratings made by 3 judges. The higher
the ranking the more likely you are to win. At the end of the competition
the winners are announced. The judges also base the scoring on how your dog
looks, be sure to bathe and groom it!

When you are in Free Performance mode, you must input any tricks that your dog
knows, anything it knows you can say.

Tricks that are needed:

Beginner Class
Sit, Shake, Lie Down

Open Class
Sit, Shake, Lie Down, Roll Over (Side or Back), Spin

Expert Class+
Sit, Shake, Lie Down, Spin, Roll Over (Side or Back), Jump, Beg



Payout Amounts:

Beginner
1st Place: $100
2nd Place: $50
3rd Place: $30

Open Class
1st Place: $200
2nd Place: $100
3rd Place: $60

Expert Class
1st Place: $300
2nd Place: $150
3rd Place: $90

Master Class
1st Place: $600
2nd Place: $300
3rd Place: $180

Championship Class
1st Place: $1000
2nd Place: $600
3rd Place: $300


Note: When you practice specific tricks, your dog will get better at holding
them for longer.

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Now you can win, or at least try to  :P
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5) Tricks
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Thanks to MarioRPGMan Edited by me (yeyeokid).

Tricks are not only cool, but you need them to participate in Obedience 
contests, here are the tricks, and how to teach them to your dogs!


To teach your puppy a trick, you have to make them do the trick, then touch 
the Lightbulb in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Record what 
you want the trick to be called, by saying it clearly into the mic. Nintendogs
manual recommends you to speak 6 inches away from the mic. You have to get
your dog to do the trick multiple times and repeat what you call it for them
to learn it

Did You Know?: When your dog follows your command while learning a trick
a lightbulb appears above it's head, move this lightbulb to it's mouth and it
will eat it!!

Note: Depending on your dog's characteristics and personality, it can only
learn a set number of tricks per day. The average dog can learn 3-4 tricks
per day, but some are said to even learn up to 6-8 a day! Look for keywords
like smart, and a fast learner when buying dogs to see if it's a fast and
good learner.
 
Trick Name: Sit
How to do it: Place the stylus at the top of your puppy’s head (it is best to 
pet them first), and then slide it down to make him/her sit.

 
Trick Name: Lay Down
How to do it: Make your puppy Sit. Then do the same thing you did to make them
sit; Start at the top of their head, then slide the stylus down. Again, it is
best to pet them on there head while doing this.

 
Trick Name: Shake
How to do it: Get your puppy in it's normal position or make your puppy sit, 
then touch and hold down the stylus on their paw, and move it up a little bit.

 
Trick Name: Spin
How to do it: Make your puppy turn around, so their tail is facing you. Touch 
and hold their tail near their face (but not to close or it may bite it!) for 
a few seconds, then the puppy should start ‘spinning’.

 
Trick Name: Roll Over (Side) a.k.a. Play Dead
How to do it: Make your puppy lay down. Then turn them onto their side by 
sliding the stylus from right or left (depending on their position)

Trick Name: Roll Over (Back)
How to do it: Make your dog roll on it's side, and then use the stylus to roll
them on their back, so all four paws are up in the air.
 

Trick Name: Wave
How to do it: Make your dog sit, then touch the paw that you didn’t teach 
shake to, and pull it up too about the level of their head.

 
Trick Name: Jump
How to do it: There are two ways to do this trick, one way is to make your dog
run up to you then move the stylus left and right to get its paws off you; 
when doing this if you tap above his head he should jump. Another way to do 
this is that a lot of times the dog wags it's tail, you can put the stylus 
above Its head and it would most likely jump. 

	
 Trick Name: Wag Tail
How to do it: I don’t think you can make your dog wag their tail, they just do
it randomly. When they do wag their tail, that’s when you can teach them the 
trick.


Trick Name: Beg
How to do it: When your dog has it's attention on you quickly, but carefully
move your stylus to its chest all the way up it's neck. If done correctly
your dogs will go on its hind legs and "beg". This trick is somewhat tricky
and a lot of times it'll fail when you try to get him in that position.
Just keep trying!!!

 
Trick Name: Sneeze
How to do it: To make your dog sneeze, tap their nose.

-Note: To do this trick your dog must first learn sit and jump-
Trick Name: Back flip
How to do it: This trick may be tricky, but it is really cool. To do a 
back flip first your dog must be in the sitting position. When it is sitting
say the command you gave it to jump. Doing so will make it do a back flip!
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6) Dog List and Personality List
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Here are all the dogs and their descriptions and basic outlined personalities.
It also includes how to get them depending on which version you have
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Beagle 
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How to get them: Not Yet Added 
Description of Dog: This sporting English breed boasts a densely muscled frame, 
and is a great hunting companion. 
Personality Traits: charming, upbeat, attentive, loud 
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Boxer 
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How to get them: Not Yet Added 
Description of Dog: A strong German breed, the boxer has a very muscular 
frame. While a good fighting dog, they surprisingly do well with children too. 
Personality Traits: people dogs, energetic, devoted 
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Cavalier KC Spaniel 
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How to get them: Not Yet Added 
Description of Dog: With long ears and dark eyes, this is thought to be the 
oldest breed in all of Britain. Very keen sense of smell. 
Personality Traits: loving, caring, people dogs 
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Chihuahua 
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How to get them: Not Yet Added 
Description of Dog: The worlds smallest dog originated in Latin America. 
Chihuahua surprisingly make good watch dogs. 
Personality Traits: loyal pets, excellent companion, however are reserved to 
strangers and unknown pets 
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Dachshund 
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How to get them: Not Yet Added 
Description of Dog: Originally bred in Germany, the "sausage look" of this 
dog gives it a comical air. 
Personality Traits: depends on coat type: smooth-haired - alert, friendly; 
long-haired - apprehensive, reserved to strangers; wirehaired - most lively, 
active 
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Dalmatian 
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How to get them: Not Yet Added 
Description of Dog: Popular from Disney movies, the Dalmatian is a strong and 
muscular dog. Especially suited as a jogging companion due to its need for 
exercise. 
Personality Traits: athletic, strong, energetic 
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German Shepherd 
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How to get them: Not Yet Added 
Description of Dog: This breed comes from Germany. Their intelligence makes 
them great rescue and drug dogs. 
Personality Traits: intelligent, protective, lively, territorial 
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Golden Retriever 
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How to get them: Not Yet Added 
Description of Dog: This large breed originates in England and boasts strong 
coat and a feathered tail. Highly trainable. 
Personality Traits: easy to train, gentle, loving, excellent with children 
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Jack Russell Terrier 
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How to get them: Not Yet Added 
Description of Dog: Tough, small dog whose long legs make it a good hunting 
companion, especially for small animals. 
Personality Traits: playful, affectionate, very active, and tough. 
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Labrador Retriever 
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How to get them: Not Yet Added 
Description of Dog: Originating in England, this breed is highly intelligent, 
and a very playful companion. 
Personality Traits: kind, intelligent, sociable, easy to train, playful 
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Miniature Pinscher 
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How to get them: Not Yet Added 
Description of Dog: This German breed is most known for its appealing 
high-stepping walk. They make excellent companions. 
Personality Traits: alert, loyal, friendly, playful, spirited 
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Miniature Schnauzer 
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How to get them: Not Yet Added 
Description of Dog: A breed originating in ancient Japan, it has a muscular 
body and curly tail, and is a very affectionate breed. 
Personality Traits: affectionate, energetic, tough, often aggressive to other 
dogs 
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Pembroke Welch Corgi 
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How to get them: Not Yet Added 
Description of Dog: This sheepdog hails from Britain and is beloved by English 
royalty. It has stamina on par with larger breeds. 
Personality Traits: Not yet Added 
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Pug 
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How to get them: Not Yet Added 
Description of Dog: This breed originated in ancient China. Features a wrinkly
 face, curly tail, and stubby body. Communicates by making nasal noises. 
Personality Traits: playful, funny, sometimes stubborn, do well with children 
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Shetland Sheepdog 
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How to get them: Not Yet Added 
Description of Dog: Bred in England as a herding dog. Its elegant, long haired
 coat and kind face make it a popular breed. 
Personality Traits: intelligent, gentle, easily trainable 
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Shiba Inu 
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How to get them: Not Yet Added 
Description of Dog: A breed originating in ancient Japan. Features a compact 
body and curled tail. 
Personality Traits: affectionate, loyal, reserved to strangers, requires 
consistent training 
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Shih Tzu 
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How to get them: Not Yet Added
Description of Dog: This exotic breed originates in Tibet. Long favored by 
Chinese royalty for its refined posture, featuring long flowing double coats. 
Personality Traits: playful, gentle, lively, affectionate 
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Siberian Husky
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How to get them: Not Yet Added 
Description of Dog: Originally bred in Russia, the husky features a wolf-like 
stature. Its trademarks are power and stamina.
Personality Traits: gentle, very intelligent, agile, strong
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Toy Poodle
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How to get them: Not Yet Added 
Description of Dog: French in origin. Poodles are highly intelligent and full 
of liveliness. Make excellent show dogs.
Personality Traits: affectionate, easy to train, often shy around strangers 
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Yorkshire Terrier 
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How to get them: Not Yet Added 
Description of Dog: This English breed is commonly called a yorkie. Nicknamed
the "walking jewel," the yorkie is one of the world's smallest dogs. 
Personality Traits: affectionate, spirited, alert, sometimes shy around 
strangers 

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Separate Personalities
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These are individualize personalities that each dogs have.

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7) Making Money and Training Points
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Here is some techniques you can use to make money and training points.

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Making Money
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1) Enter competitions. Entering competitions is the number 1 way to make the
most of your money, the more dogs you have, the more competitions you can
enter, the more money you get. 

2) Sell items you find on Walks. A lot of etc. items you find on walks are
useless and are meant to selling. You can sell these items for a few bucks
and some even go up to 100+

3) Buy more dogs. Yes buying dogs really earn you a bigger income, even
though the first price of getting one may be steady, once you have more
you can get on walks more often (3 dogs, every 30 minutes walking can give
you a good rotation so you can just walk rotating dogs without having to 
wait)
More walks = More Presents = More Money. Also with competitions you can
enter up to 24 per day (because you can have 8 dogs total) if all your dogs
come in first place in Championship mode, and you own 8 dogs. Look at
the profit! 

This are some tips. Send your on in as well!!

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Making Trainer Points
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None of these are fully tested, but I think these come into play

1) Walk your dogs a lot and train them in the park and the gym.
2) Teach them tricks, feed them regularly, and play with them
3) Come in 1st place in competitions for more trainer points
4) Play with other dogs
5) More Dogs = More Possibilities = More Trainer Points
6) Become friends with other dogs during walks

Submit your ideas to!

-Note-
It is said when training your dog you gain around 50-100 Trainer Points
Winning Competitions gains you 50-175 Trainer Points
Walking gains you 20 trainer points.

This is not yet confirmed.

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8) Discount Store
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Here are the items that are displayed at the Discount Store, what they do
and there prices.

These prices may be off a little bit, a nice email or notification will be
great and you will get credit!

Note: 

Item: Dog Biscuits
Prices: $.50 to $.90 
What it does: It's a nice little snack for your dog. Give it to him when
he completes a good task

Item: Jerkey
Prices: $.30
What it does: It's a nice little snack for your dog. Give it to him when
he completes a good task

Item: Water
Prices: $.30 to $.50 
What it does: Give this to your dog when it's thirsty to hydrate it.

Item: Milk
Prices: $.50 to $.80 
What it does: Give this to your dog when it's thirsty to hydrate it.

Item: Dry Food
Prices: $.90 to $1.30 
What it does: Give this to your dog to stop it from being hungry

Item: Dog Food Can
Prices: $1.50 to $2.70 
What it does: Give this to your dog to stop it from being hungry

Item: Additive-Free Food
Prices: ???
What it does: ???

Item: Shampoo (Short Hair)
Prices: $.70 to $1.10
What it does: Use this to give short haired dogs a bath

Item: Shampoo (Long Hair)
Prices: $.90 to $1.60
What it does: Use this to give long haired dogs a bath

Item: Keyboard
Prices: $80 to $120
What it does: You can play music to your dog with this item, sometimes they
bark along with you!

Item: Rubber Brush (Short Hair)
Prices: $18 to $27
What it does: Use this to groom short haired puppies.

Item: Wire Brush (Long Hair)
Prices: $20 to 36
What it does: Use this to groom long haired puppies.

Item: Red Flying Disc
Prices: $3 to $5.40
What it does: Frisbee 

Item: Blue Flying Disc
Prices: $3.00 to $5.40
What it does: Frisbee

Item: Red Leather Collar
Prices: $6 to $9
What it does: Your pup can wear it

Item: Black Leather Collar
Prices: $4.80 to $8
What it does: Your pup can wear it

Item: Red Ribbon
Prices: $3.00 to $4.80
What it does: Your pup can wear it

Item: Yellow Ribbon
Prices: $3.00 to $4.80
What it does: Your pup can wear it

Item: Pull Rope
Prices: $7.20
What it does: Your dog will love to bite on this thing. Sometimes dogs play
"tug-of-war" with it.
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9) Item List
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Although there many Items in this game, each version has their on exclusive
items. Below is that list

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Exclusive Items
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=Original Source: Unknown ATM=

Nintendogs: Dachshund and Friends
-Sandal 
-Red Plastic bone 
-Shampoo Hat 
-Dart Board 
-Tiara 
-Intelligent looking Hat 
-"Dog's Theme" 
-"Namima" 
-Smart Clock 
-Mario Kart 

Nintendogs: Chihuahua and Friends
-Pumps
-Blue Plastic Bone 
-Broken Clock
-Pizza Disk 
-Crown 
-Party Hat 
-"Mario's Theme" 
-"Sasayakana Okurimono" 
-Cube Clock 
-Bowser Kart 

Nintendogs: Labrador and Friends
-High-Heel 
-Red and Yellow Plastic Bone 
-Inner Tube 
-UFO
-Deer Horn 
-Silk Hat 
-"Puppy's Waltz" 
-"Nukegara"
-Wall Clock 
-Peach Kart 

you can however obtain these items if you have a friend that is willing to
trade with you.


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ITEM LIST
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*Thanks to GoGoHarvest Moon for some contributes*

ITEM:                           PRICE:			Description:
Woven Collar                    $10.00			Accessories
Flower Collar                   $10.00			Accessories
Teddy Bear                      $60.00 			Toy
Squeky Mushroom Toy             $4.00 			Toy
Piggy Bank                      $2.00 			???
Mario Hat                       $?.???			Accessories
Ten Gallon Hat                  $14.00 			Accessories 			
Rack of Deer Antlers            $30.00 			Accessories 
Blue Polka-Dot Ribbon           $7.00 			Accessories 
Lily                            $10.00 			???
Viking Hat                      $40.00 			Accessories
Marine Clock                    $16.00			Clocks
White Rubber Bone		$1.60			Sports
Blue Rubber Bone		$1.60			Sports
Tennis Ball			$2.00			Sports
Bark Ball			$3.00			Sports
Soccer Ball			$6.00			Sports
? Block				$6.00			Sports
Dice Cushion			$5.00			Sports
Terry Cloth Cube		$4.00			Sports
Red Flying Disc			$2.40			Sports
Blue Flying Disc		$2.40			Sports
Yellow Flying Disc		$2.40			Sports
Green Sponsor Disc		$5.00			Sports
Pink Aerodisc			$6.00			Sports
White Aerodisc			$6.00			Sports
Broken Clock			$2.00 			Sports
Balloon				$0.10			Toy
Bubble Blower			$1.00			Toy
Pull Rope			$3.20			Toy
Jump Rope			$4.00			Toy
Bowser Kart			$100.00			Toy
Red Leather Collar		$4.00			Accessories 
Black Leather Collar		$4.00			Accessories
Purple Leather Collar		$4.00			Accessories
Green Leather Collar		$4.00			Accessories
Pumpkin Leather Collar		$4.00			Accessories
Blue Leather Collar		$4.00			Accessories
Dot Collar			$10.00			Accessories
Camo Collar			$10.00			Accessories
Rainbow Collar			$10.00			Accessories
Lucky Collar			$10.00			Accessories
Japanese Print Collar		$10.00			Accessories
Yellow Ribbon			$2.40			Accessories
Checked Ribbon			$4.00			Accessories
Striped Ribbon			$4.00			Accessories
Red Polka-Dot Ribbon		$7.00			Accessories
Tricolor Ribbon			$10.00			Accessories
Purple Pearl Ribbon		$18.00			Accessories
Green Pearl Ribbon		$18.00			Accessories
Rose				$10.00			Accessories
Pair of Scholar Glasses		$9.00			Accessories
Pair of Business Glasses	$12.00			Accessories
Pair of Huge Sunglasses		$15.00			Accessories
Pair of Sport Sunglasses	$19.00			Accessories
Pair of Party Glasses		$7.00			Accessories
Yellow Cap			$8.00			Accessories
Beret				$10.00			Accessories
Newsboy Hat			$16.00			Accessories
Knit Hat			$10.00			Accessories
Party Hat			$10.00			Accessories
Sombrero			$10.00			Accessories
New Year Tiara			$12.00			Accessories
Rainbow Wig			$20.00			Accessories
Dog Biscuit			$0.10			Care
Jerkey Treat			$0.20			Care
Water Bottle			$0.20			Care
Milk Carton			$0.40			Care
Dry Food			$0.60			Care
Dog Food Can			$1.20			Care
Short Hair Shampoo		$0.50			Care
Long Hair Shampoo		$0.70			Care
Rubber Brush			$12.00			Care
Wire Brush			$16.00			Care
Keyboard			$80.00			Music
Mario's Theme Box		$6.00			Music
Dictionary Box			$6.00			Music
Growler Record			$5.00			Music
Surprise Record			$9.00			Music
Clover Clock			$16.00			Clock
Globe				$30.00			Etc
Meteorite			$150.00			Etc
Vase				$20.00			Etc
Stick				$0.50			Etc
Tissue Box			$1.00			Etc
Dog Photo			$2.00			Etc
Disposable Camera		$2.40			Etc
Juice Bottle			$0.80			Etc
Pump				$6.00			Etc
Black Boot			$9.00			Etc
White Boot			$9.00			Etc
Lisa Doll			$30.00			Etc
Moai Statue			$100.00			Etc
White Record			$???.??			Care
Dog Care Book			$???.??			Care
Dog Training Book		$???.??			Care
Bark Mode Book			$???.??			Care
Disc Competition Book		$???.??			Care
Agility Trial Book		$???.??			Care
Obedience Trial Book		$???.??			Care
Modern clock			$???.??			Clock


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10) Bark Mode
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Bark Mode is a wireless "exchange" system so to speak. To use bark mode you
are going to need Two nintendo DS's and two games of nintendogs. 

To setup Bark Mode, make sure both DS's are on, go to "Go Out" and select
bark mode. The DS's will search for others in bark mode nearby, and depending
on the interference and other technical issues around the DS's it may effect
the range of which you can operate with each other. The DS on default as a 
30ft guaranteed range, but some reports are up to 100ft.

Now when you have all of this setup, you have to choose a puppy to send into
bark mode. Once you do that, it will ask you whether or not if you want to
give an item to the other trainer. Once you sort out all the settings, you can
say yes and begin the searching. You can use bark mode while your DS is in
sleep mode. When a connection is made your DS will make a "barking" noise 
indicating that a local is available. When you play with a friends dog, note
that your friend isn't controlling the dog, and you both still have your own
worlds of the games. Your friend however can send you voice messages, which
you can then listen to.
					
While in Bark Mode, the dog your friend sent to you will now be available in
the Kennel. And vice-versa for them. You need to send a DIFFERENT dog, and 
so do they if you wish to gather another dog in order to have it in your
Kennel.
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11) FAQ
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NOTE: QUESTIONS ANSWERED IN THE WALKING SECTION FAQ ARE NOT ANSWERED HERE.

Q: Is this game in Real-Time?
A: Yes, 24 hours in real life is 24 hours in the game.

Q: Can Dogs Breed?
A: No they cannot. 

Q: Do the dogs grow up?
A: No they never grow up, they don't get sick, and they stay puppies at the
same age forever.

Q: Can I starve my dogs?
A: Technically not, but if you don't feed them or give them water they won't
like you as much and you put yourself at a risk of losing your dogs
temporarily (a.k.a.) they run away from you.
			
Q: MY DOG IS NOT ON THE SCREEN!?!?!?
A: Your dog went away for a while, just wait and it will return (either it ran
away because you deprived it, or it was so bored because you’re an awful trainer
that never plays with it that it went looking for some other dogs to play with

Q: What is the difference between the versions
A: The only REAL difference is the exclusive items in each version. You can
get all the dogs in each version, but the things that change are the Starter
dogs

Q: I paid for a house, where is it?
A: Wait till the next day.

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12) Secrets
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USA Version Secrets

Note: once you have enough Trainer Points for a dog, you get it via buying it
with the Kennel.

For all Version:
Dog Biscuit Treat:
When you pet or teach your dog a new trick sometimes a biscuit outlined object
will appear underneath your dog. This object can be dragged into the mouth of
your dog as a "treat". 

Lightbulb Treat: 
When teaching your dog how to preform a trick, if it listens to your command
a lightbulb will appear above his head. You can drag this lightbulb to it's
mouth and it will eat it.

Gift or Another Dog
When you are on a walk and you come up to one of the [?] boxes, your dog should 
bark once or twice. If it barks once it's a gift. If twice it's another dog.

Walk without the 30 minute wait:
To do this trick, make sure you have an Asscessory on you. Select which dog you
want to walk with. While planning the route for the dog, go through as many [?]
blocks as possible. Once you have done that, make your way to the park, then 
back to your house. When your dog starts the walk, when it gets to the park
change the accessory it's wearing into something else. After the game finishes
saving, turn off your Nintendo DS. When you reboot you will notice that you 
have obtained all the items you did in the walk, and you can walk again with 
the same dog without the wait.

Note: You do not get Trainer Points while using this glitch
Source: 
http://boards.gamefaqs.com/gfaqs/
genmessage.php?board=926849&topic=23143349&page=0


Chihuahua & Friends:

Unlockable Dogs:
Collect 2000 Trainer Points - Pinscher 
Collect 4000 Trainer Points - Siberian Husky 
Collect 8000 Trainer Points - Toy Poodle 
Collect 10000 Trainer Points - Golden Retriever 
Collect 14000 Trainer Points - Miniature Schnauzer 
Find the "Fireman Hat" item - Dalmation

Unlockable Rooms:
Desktop Collect 6000 Owner Points 
Seaside Collect 12000 Owner Points 


Dachshund & Friends:

Unlockable Dogs:
Collect 2000 Trainer Points - Yorkshire Terrier 
Collect 4000 Trainer Points - Shiba Inu
Collect 8000 Trainer Points - Cavalier K.C. Spaniel
Jack Russel Terrier - Recieve Rare Item "Jack Russel Book". Visit Kennel
to buy Jack Russel Terrier
Dalmation - Recieve Fireman's hat. Go to kennel to buy Damation.

Unlockable Rooms:
Collect 6000 Trainer Points - Desktop

Labrador & Friends

Unlockable Dogs:
Collect 2000 Trainer Points - Pug 
Collect 4000 Trainer Points - German Shepherd 
Collect 8000 Trainer Points - Shih Tzu 
Collect 10000 Trainer Points - Boxer 
Collect 14000 Trainer Points - Beagle 
Collect 16000 Trainer Points - Shetland Sheepdog 
Collect 20000 Trainer Points - Golden Retriever 
Collect 22000 Trainer Points - Cavalier KC Spaniel 
Collect 30000 Trainer Points - Husky 
Find the Fireman's Hat on a walk - Dalmation 
Find the Jack Russell book on a walk - Jack Russell Terrier 

Unlockable Rooms:
Desktop(Interior Decorator) 6,000 Trainer Points 
Seaside(Interior Decorator) 12,000 Trainer Points 
Shetland Sheepdog 16,000 Trainer Points 
Outer Space(Interior Decorator) 18,000 Trainer Points 

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13) Special Thanks and Goodbye
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Well that's the end of the FAQ for now. Check back for updates. They will be
listed at the top of this FAQ. Below are the list of users that have
contributed to this guide in any shape/and or form

Gamefaqs Name: MarioRPGMan 
Why: For the Trick list and commands
AIM: yodaman874
Email: Yoda_874@msn.com

Gamefaqs Name: BakaSamma
Why: Price for 3rd place in open class, correction for the water

Gamefaqs Name: jl8422 
Why: Added personality and Descriptions for each Dog
AIM: Juvenile922

Gamefaqs: mikau26 
Why: Helped me fix careless mistakes

Gamefaqs: Murakawa
Why: Confirmed that dogs SHOULD not fight, and if they become friends they
gain more owner points. Provided a technique to get your dogs to friend 
anyone! The trick doesn't ALWAYS work though.

Gamefaqs: Xanskar
Why: Confirmed that the map varies upon every game; 2nd and 3rd place prices 
for beginners tournaments; Keyboard price (unconfirmed); backflip
MSN: nightmarelink993@hotmail.com

Gamefaqs: ss5joshua
Why: Price Correction for dog biscuits.

Gamefaqs: GoGoHarvest Moon
Why: Added some items for Item List
AIM: Playboy78872
Email: MetalMass@comcast.net

Gamefaqs: Jdude2092
Why: Added prices for competitions
Email: jdude2092@charter.net

Gamefaqs: Ba0Tran 
Why: Correct prices for Discount Store
Email: ba0@hotmail.com

houndoom342@aim.com 
Why: Gave in owners and their dogs.

http://www.nintendogsweb.com (go here =D)
http://www.gamefaqs.com (Nice community, got A LOT of info here.
Cheats gotten from here)