|\ | ----- |\ | ----- ----- |\ | ----- ----- ----- | \ | | | \ | | | | \ | | \ / \ / | \ | | | \ | | |-- | \ | | | | | | --- | \ | | | \ | | | | \ | | | | | | | | \ | | | \ | | | | \ | | / \ / \ / | \| ----- | \| | ----- | \| ----- ----- ---- ----- / \ ----- \ / ----- ================= Table of Contents ================= The numbers in brackets are search codes, almost necessary for any guide! To use them, press Control+F, type in the code, hit Enter twice, and voila! 1. FAQ [A001] 2. Starting [A002] a. Which Dog? [A002a] b. Name Your Pup [A002b] c. The First Trick [A002c] 3. The Menus [A003] a. Main (Home) Menu [A003a] b. Supplies Menu [A003b] c. Dog Status Menu[A003c] d. Go Out Menu [A003d] 4. Caring for your pup [A004] a. Feeding [A004a] b. Drinking [A004b] c. Bath Time!!! [A004c] d. Brushing [A004d] 5. Trick List [A005] a. Basic Tricks [A005a] b. "Top Screen" Tricks [A005b] c. Advanced Tricks [A005c] d. The One...SPECIAL TRICK!!! [A005d] 6. Money and Trainer Points [A006] a. Earning Money [A006a] b. Earning Trainer Points [A006b] 7. Walking [A007] a. Plot Your Walk [A007a] b. Manipulating the Leash [A007b] c. (Hidden) ? Blocks [A007c] d. Park, Gym, and Discount Shop [A007d] 8. Contests [A008] a. Disc Competition [A008a] b. Agility Trial [A008b] c. Obedience Trial [A008c] 9. Bark Mode [A009] 10. Unlockables, glitches, etc. [A0010] 11. Item List [A0011] a. Sports [A0011a] b. Toys [A0011b] c. Accesories [A0011c] d. Care [A0011d] e. Music [A0011e] f. Clocks [A0011f] g. Etc. [A0011g] 12. How to get certain Rare Items [A0012] a. Pair of Star Sunglasses [A0012a] b. Fireman's Hat [A0012b] c. Jack Russell Book [A0012c] 13. Rumors [A0013] 14. Version History [A0014] 15. Legal Junk [A0015] 16. Contact Info [A0016] 17. Credits [A0017] 18. Closing [A0018] ============= 1. FAQ [A001] ============= Note: These questions are just made up by me, but you're free to submit questions, and if they get asked 10 times I'll add them. Q: Which version should I get? A: Ahh, this is a common question. It all depends of the kind of dogs you want to start out with. See section [A002a] to see the starting dogs. Q: How do I increase my chances of getting rare items? A: There are rumors, such as wearing a Lucky Collar or using a Clover Clock. However, it is completely random. Q: Can my dog breed? A: No, all Nintendogs are puppies, therefore cannot breed. However, a rumor has been going around that unlocking EVERYTHING (all items, dogs, 1st place in every contest; championship) will allow your puppies to breed...despite the fact that they're puppies. But I do not believe this rumor. Q: Will my dog live forever? A: Yes! All Nintendogs are permanently stuck in the puppy stage of life. Q: I sent you that information for the guide! How come I'm not in the credits? A: Someone beat you to telling me this info, and I couldn't reply to you. Q: How can I permanently delete a used game's data? A: I've been getting this question a lot, yet neglected to add it here...meh. Anyways, upon clicking the game on the main menu, hold in the buttons (L, R, A, B, Y, and X) simultaneously and you should be prompted to delete it. Of course, I don't see any reason to do this unless you are a heartless, hollow shell of a person or if you bought a used copy. ================== 2. Starting [A002] ================== -Getting a Dog- [A002a] So, you're walking up to the kennel and it asks you to knock. Just tap the door a few times. You'll then enter the kennel and have two options: Buy and look. Look lets you do just that: Look at and interact with dogs. Buy is obvious. Each version has a different list of starting dogs: Labrador and Friends -------------------- Labrador Description: Originating in England, this breed is highly intelligent, kind in nature, and great as assistance dogs. Miniature Pinscher Description: This German breed has a very appealing build and gait. Toy Poodle Description: French in origin, poodles are highly intelligent and physically capable. They make excellent show dogs. Miniature Schnauzer Description: Originating in Germany, this breed carries itself with dignity. Its beard and eyebrows define the breed. Pembroke Welsh Corgi Description: This sheepdog hails from Britain and is beloved by English royalty. It has stamina on par with larger breeds. Shiba Inu Description: A breed originating in Japan, its small, muscular body and curly tail are its best features. Dachshund and Friends --------------------- Miniature Dachshund Description: Originally bred in Germany, the elongated torso and short legs of this breed give it a comical air. Pug Description: This breed originated in ancient China. Its wrinkly face and curly tail are its identifying features. Shih Tzu Description: This exotic breed originates in Tibet and was long favoured by Chinese royalty for its refined posture. Beagle Description: Although small in stature, this sporting English breed boasts a densely muscled frame. Golden Retriever Description: This large breed originates in England and boasts a lovely, wavy coat and a fine temperament. Siberian Husky Description: Originally bred in Russia, the husky recalls its ancestor, the wolf. Its trademark are power and stamina. Chihuahua and Friends --------------------- Chihuahua Description: The world's smallest dog originated in Latin America. Its sparkling pupils and large ears give it its charm. Yorkshire Terrier Description: This English breed is commonly called a Yorkie, and is also nicknamed the "walking jewel." Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Description: Thought to be oldest breed in all of Britain, the cavalier is a knight among dogs. Shetland Sheepdog Description: Bred in England as a herding dog, its elegant, long-haired coat and kind face make it a popular breed. Boxer Description: A valiant German breed, the boxer's muscular frame was used to its advantage as a fighting dog. German Shepherd Dog Description: This herder hails from Germany. Its high intelligence makes it a good rescue dog, among other things Dalmation and Friends --------------------- Dalmation Boxer German Shepherd Yorkshire Terrier Beagle Golden Retriever Now that you've picked your dog, it's time to take it home. Since this is a new home, pet it and let it sniff around so it gets accustomed. After awhile, your dog will adjust (that was quick). Now it's time to... -Name Your Pup- [A002b] You'll now be prompted to name your pup. Two of the MOST IMPORTANT rules: Speak clearly. You don't want to sound scratchy, like "fzzzzsitzzzz" You want a clear "sit." Use the same intonation each time. Obviously, a sharp "sit" is a lot different from wailing "SIiIiIiIiIiIiIiIiIT" like you're about to die. Soon, sparkles will fly everywhere and a little jingle will play. Your dog now has a name! Now that he has a name, the game will take you to... -The First Trick- [A002c] It's time for your dog to learn a trick, and why not start off small? The game will take you through teaching the sit trick. After a while, the sparkles will fly and that same jingle will play. Your dog knows its first trick! Now the game will suddenly stop helping you and you'll have to find stuff out for yourself. Now's when I come in! =================== 3. The Menus [A003] =================== Nintendogs has four menus. They are: -The Home Menu- [A003a] This menu has your dog's/dogs' status, a large button with a dog face and a hand, and buttons for the save, supplies, and going out. Here is what those buttons do: Your dog's status menu is viewed by clicking on its name below its picture. By clicking on its picture, the camera will zoom to the dog you chose. The large middle button is used to call your dog so you can interact with it. The supplies list button brings up... your supplies list. The go out button brings up a menu of what you can go out and do (more on that later.) The save button is obvious. -The Supplies List- [A003b] The supplies list is yet divided into seven categories: Sports Toys Accessories Care Music Clock Etc. The sports list holds Flying Disks, Bones, Balls, Blocks, and a few other odd items. The toys list holds Karts, RC Copters, the Bubble Blower, Jump Rope, Balloons, the Pull Rope,the Model Shuttle, Talking Bird, and Windup Toy. Accessories list holds collars, ribbons, hats, and pairs of glasses ^_^. Care list holds everything you'll need to care for your dog (food, water, shampoo, and help books). Music list holds your records, music boxes, and keyboards. Clocks list holds your clocks. Etc. list holds everything from worthless tissue boxes to 99.9% pure gold bars. You can throw the stuff at your dog, but you wouldn't do that, right? Heh heh... -Status List- [A003c] This shows your dogs' name, breed, trainer, time together, cleanliness, hunger, thirst, and the last thing eaten. There are two more menus that can be viewed from here: The Trick List, and the Contest results. The Trick List shows the current tricks your dog knows. Contest Results shows the three types of contests, what rank your dog is in in each, and how it placed in each. -The Go Out Menu- [A003d] This menu has four options; all involve leaving your house. They are: -Bark Mode- This is where you and a friend can have your dogs interact and exchange items (very useful for version exclusives). -Shopping- There are five different shops: The Supply Shop, the Secondhand Shop, the Kennel, the Interior Decorator, and the Dog Hotel. The Supply Shop lets you buy whatever you need for your dog(s). The Secondhand Shop lets you sell stuff you don't need. The Kennel is where you buy your dogs. The Interior decorator lets you change the look of your house (changes take 24 hours to come into effect, by the way). The Dog Hotel lets you keep up to 5 dogs in a hotel, or Donate a Dog, which is really just a nice way of saying, get rid of a dog... you cruel person =P. -Contests- There are certain contests your dogs can participate in; see section 8. -Walking- You can take your dog for walks; see section 7. -Info- This shows your information throughout the game. They include: Trainer Info, Friend List, Trainer Accomplishments, and System Settings. Trainer Info shows your name, birthday, comments (message), Trainer Points, and the dogs you have at home. Friend List is a list of everyone you met in Bark Mode. Trainer Accomplishments shows the contests, what rank you're at, what dog first got to that rank, and how they placed. System Settings shows the Battery Save Settings (don't know what this does); the Mic Sensitivity, whether or not you want the clock displayed, and you can toggle your Pictochat search settings. ============================= 4. Caring For Your Pup [A004] ============================= -Feeding- [A004a] Feeding is very easy in this game. You simply open the Supplies List, open the Care list, and click on your food. There are three types of food: Dry food (not very good), Dog Food Can (Nice, healthy food), and All-Natural Food. This is the God of dog food. No bad stuff in it; it puts your dog in a great mood for contests, teaching, or playing! Of course, as with all good things, there's a catch: 10,000 Trainer Points are needed for the excellent stuff. You can do it! To know how hungry your dog is, open the status menu and look at hunger. This is the amount of hunger, least hungry to most hungry: Full -> Normal -> Hungry -> Famished If your dog is Hungry, FEED IT! Do not wait until it's Famished. -Drinking- [A004b] Giving your dog a nice drink is also easy. Open the Supplies Menu, Open the Care Menu, and click the drink. There are two types of drinks: Milk and Water. Water is your general drink, pretty good for a dog, while milk is easier on a dog's stomach, puts them in a better mood, and fills 'em up more. To know how thirsty your dog is, open its status menu and check thirst. This is the amount of thirst, least thirsty to most thirsty: Quenched -> Normal -> Thirsty -> Parched If your dog is thirsty, do not wait until it's Parched; give the poor thing a drink. -Bath Time!!!- [A004c] Quick Note: Brush your dog after shampooing it; it'll stay beautiful a lot longer. Buy brushes and shampoo at pet supply, or the discount shop if you want to save some money (see section 7d). Also, before shampooing, open the status menu to check your dog's coat. If it has short hair, buy short-hair shampoo and rubber brush. If it has long hair, buy long-hair shampoo and wire brush. Bathing your dog is just a small, miniscule bit more complicated than feeding. To bathe, open the supplies menu, and tap your shampoo. If you only have one dog, you'll be brought to a screen asking if you want to bathe your dog. If you have two or more, you'll be prompted to pick which dog, and then get a confirmation message. Now you'll be brought to a sauna-type room with a sponge in front of you. To wash your dog, rub the sponge along its body. After a while, you'll hear a "beep-beep-beep" and the shower head will flash with a yellow border. This signifies that your dog is as clean as clean gets. So, in the upper right-hand corner, tap the shower head and move it along your dog's body. Soon, a message comes up saying "Someone looks beautiful!" This means you're done bathing, so onto... -Brushing- [A004d] After bathing, it's good to brush your dog's fur because doing so makes it stay beautiful a lot longer. Brushing is basically the same thing as bathing. Open the supplies menu, then open the care menu, then tap the brush. If you have only one dog, you'll then be asked, "Brush <dog's name>'s fur?" If you have two or more, you'll be asked which dog you want to brush, and then get the confirmation message. You'll be taken to a room with your puppy and a brush. To brush your dog's fur, simply move the brush along the dog's body. Soon, the same message, "Someone looks beautiful!" will come up. That's it for brushing! ==================== 5. Trick List [A005] ==================== There are four different types of tricks: Basic, "Top-screen," Advanced, and one Special Trick. Basic Tricks are tricks that can be performed by making a motion with the stylus. Top-screen tricks are tricks your dog performs on the top screen (to teach these, go to the home menu and zoom into the dog you want to learn the trick.) They randomly do top-screen tricks. Advanced tricks are awesome tricks done by saying one trick after another, NO PETTING in between. The one Special Trick is Sing. It's special because it's customizable. PLEASE NOTE: You are not bound by these names! Be creative; make trick names very different from each other so your dog is never hesitant! Pick a long name; I replaced "Jump" with "To the Sky" and "spin" with "360!" Think outside the box! -Basic Tricks- [A005a] SIT Description: Your dog sits. Dur... To perform: Rub the stylus along the dog in a downward direction. Comments: Remember, your first trick? LIE DOWN Description: Ummm...your dog lies down. To perform: A double sit. That is, while in sit position, rub the stylus in a downward direction. Comments: None SPIN Description: Your dog chases its tail. How to perform: Grab the dog's tail. After a bit, your dog will chase its tail. Comments: Jeez, your dog can hold this for over 20 seconds and not get dizzy! SHAKE Description: Your dog extends its paw to shake hands... paws... hand and paw? How to perform: Grab your dog's hand and pull it up. If your dog pulls the paw away from you, try again. Comments: This is a mirror move (can be taught on both sides as two different tricks). PLAY DEAD Description: Your dog lies on its side. How to perform: When in Lie Down position, slide your stylus across its back. Comments: Not really a worthwhile trick. Just teach roll over. ROLL OVER Description: Your dog lies on its back. How to perform: When in Play Dead position, slide the stylus across its belly. Comments: Looks like a more dramatic, horror movie-esque version of play dead. PLAY Description: Your dog shakes its butt as if eager to play. How to perform: Just stare at your dog. It decides to do it, not you! Comments: Another mirror move (shakes it at you; away from you.) It's a pretty worthless trick; only good for teaching Jump. JUMP Description: Come on. Your dog jumps. How to perform: When your dog does Play, tap the air above it to get it to jump. Comments: There is a Hyper Jump; more on that in Advanced Tricks. BEG Description: Your dog bends its bottom legs outward, and puts in paws in front of it as if begging for something. How to perform: When your dog is on four paws, slowly slide the stylus up its belly. Comments: Kind of looks like a sumo... This trick is tough for dogs to perform. Don't get frustrated if your dog doesn't perform the trick soon after you buy the dog. BITE Description: Your dog bites that magic hand. How to perform: Grab your dog's paw as if performing Shake. Hold it there for awhile. Your dog will start to growl, and then it'll lunge at you and bite you. Comments: Not a really well-known trick... if it even truly is one... It worked for me! THIS TRICK WILL CAUSE YOUR DOG TO TEMPORARILY DISLIKE YOU. SNEEZE Description: Your dog sneezes. How to perform: Simply tap your dog's snout. Comments: This can also be a bite, from the looks of it. SCRATCH Description: Your dog scratches its ear. How to perform: Grab your dog's ear and hold it. Your dog will scratch it. Comments: None SLAP Description: Your dog slaps you. How to perform: Tap your dog's paw. Comments: None HIGH-FIVE Description: Your dog puts his hand in the air as if ready to give a high-five. How to perform: Grab your dog's paw as if performing shake, but drag it up a little higher until your dog stands up halfway. Comments: None LEG SHAKE Description: Your dog shakes his leg. How to perform: Tap your dog's back leg. Comments: None -Top Screen Tricks- [A005b] NOTE: The "How to Perform" section will not be in these; they are randomly performed by your dog. DIG Description: Your dog digs...or attempts to. Comments: Wonder what it's looking for... SNIFF Description: Your dog sniffs the ground. Comments: Sniff sniff sniff DOGGY DRIER (thanks to whitishredfloyd1 for that catchy name) Description: Have you ever seen a dog dry itself off by shaking its body (and then water flies everywhere)? That's what this trick is. Comments: Where's the water? PLAY TOGETHER Description: One dog will lie on another dog, trample it, tackle it, etc. Comments: Aww, look at them play! HOWL Description: Occasionally, a siren will pass by, and your dogs will howl at it. Comments: You'll be waiting a long time for this trick. -Advanced Tricks- [A005c] NOTE: Between tricks, DO NOT pet your dog; their little puppy minds will think the trick's over. BACKFLIP Requirements: Sit and Jump Description: Your dog does a backflip. How to Perform: Tell your dog to sit, and then to jump. Comments: They stumble on landing. =P FRONTFLIP Requirements: Roll Over and Jump Description: Your dog does a frontflip. How to perform: Tell your dog to Roll Over, and then to Jump. Comments: Looks like a wrestler (or whatever) recovering from a fall. DANCE Requirements: Beg Description: Your dog stands on two erect legs, and steps back and forth; left and right. How to perform: When in Beg stance, pull its paw up and wait for two seconds. Then, he'll dance! Comments: None BUNNY HOP Requirements: Dance, Jump, Your dog being in a good mood Description: Your dog hops a few times on two erect legs. How to Perform: Tell your dog to Dance, and then to Jump. Comments: Your dog will only do this if it's in a good mood. MEGA JUMP Requirements: Your dog being in a good mood Description: A jump to the top of the Touch Screen! How to perform: The same as Jump. Comments: Your dog MUST be in a good mood to perform this. CIRCLES Requirements: Beg, Spin Description: Your dog spins on two bent legs. How to Perform: Tell your dog to Beg, and then to Spin. Comments: Not a very cool trick, in my humble opinion. Still kinda like it though =). BREAKDANCE Requirements: Roll Over, Spin Description: Your dog spins on its back. How to Perform: Tell your dog to roll over, and then to Spin. Comments: One of my favorite tricks. HANDSTAND Requirements: Lie Down, Beg Description: Your dog stands on its front paws. How to Perform: Tell your dog to Lie Down, and then to Beg. Comments: I like this one too. -The One...SPECIAL TRICK!- [A005d] SING Requirements: A Keyboard (See section 7d.) Description: Your dog barks a tune up to 15 notes. How to Perform: While playing the keyboard, you'll notice a camera on the left side. Tap the camera and it will zoom in on your dog. Now just play your tune, and it'll bark along! Comments: YOU MUST PLAY AT A SLOW TEMPO. THE TUNE CANNOT BE OVER 15 NOTES. My dog barks the Nocturne of Shadow! Pwn'd! ================================== 6. Money and Trainer Points [A006] ================================== -Earning Money- [A006a] There are two ways two earn money: selling items at the Secondhand Shop and winning Contests (see section 8). Another quirky way I don't truly recognize is the breaking of a Piggy Bank. -What are Trainer Points?- [A006b] Trainer Points are points you get when you do something that benefits/raises your dog. They indicate how good a trainer you are. They also unlock different things (see section 9). -Earning Trainer Points- [A006c] There are several ways to earn Trainer Points. One is to feed your dog at the same time every day. For example, if I were to feed my dog at 7:30 AM and 5:30 PM every day, I would earn Trainer Points. Another way is to take your dog on walks. You get bonus Points if your dog befriends a dog on the walk (see next section). Yet another way is to win contests. The higher you place, the more you get. ================= 7. Walking [A007] ================= -Plot Your Walk- [A007a] Before you take a walk, you need to plan it out, right? Nintendogs has a simple way of doing this. First, I'll explain what that little yellow bar in the lower-left hand corner is. This is your dog's stamina. The more walks you take, the more stamina your dog gets. When you start, you can probably only go for a small little circle. However, after awhile of playing, your dog can travel across the whole entire town! Now, I'll explain how to actually PLAN the walk. It is very easy. All you do is draw the path! Simple, yet effective use of the touch screen! Sometimes, though, your brush gets a little sensitive and will highlight a square you probably only touched the corner of, so it might take several times to get a perfect path. When you like your path, connect it to your house door, and it will ask you if you want to take the walk. Also, be sure to get as many ? blocks as possible (more on that a bit later). If you made a tiny mistake, touch a previous part of the path, and the game will erase the line up to that point. -Manipulating the Leash- [A007b] You can't go for a walk without a leash, right? Well, a simulator is no exception. The leash is easy to manipulate. To get your dog to run, tug the leash to the right. If you want your dog to stop, tug it to the left. You can make your dog do a running jump by making it run, then tug the leash upward. You can finally make your dog roll over and drag him along the cement (but would you really do that?). I'm not sure how to do that, though; it's usually "luck" for me... -? Blocks- [A007c] You might be wondering, "What are these blocks on the map?" These can be one of two things: items, or other dogs. The items can be anything from meteorites to racing karts to sticks. As I said earlier, try to get as many as possible. There are also hidden ? blocks. They appear where the regular ? blocks would be, but are not present on this walk. For example, pretend X is a regular ? block: -------------- -------------- ----------X--- -------------- -------------- -------------- Now, Z is where a hidden ? block MIGHT be when X is not present: -------------- -------------- ----------Z--- -------------- -------------- -------------- If X wasn't occurring in the second map, there would be a ~50% chance of Z occurring. Sorry if that was confusing, but I tried as best as I could. -Park, Gym, and Discount Shop- [A007d] There are also three areas you can visit while on a walk! They are the Park, the Gym, and the Discount Shop. The park is a large, open area to play with your dog. You can play Frisbee, Catch, and any other game you can't play in the very limited house. This is an excellent place to train for Disc Competitions [see section 8a]. There are two parks, one will always be empty. How you tell if the park is empty: On the plotting map, look at the park symbol. There will be dog symbols if it's occupied. The Gym is a nice outdoor gymnasium. This is where you train for Agility Trials [see section 8b]. There are obstacles from the Agility trial, see section 8b for an in-depth description. The Discount Shop is a shop that has the same items as Pet Supply, but the items are cheaper! And, as an added bonus, there are exclusive items! They are: The Balloons, the Jump Rope, Pull Rope, the Dog Biscuit, Jerky Treat, and... The KEYBOARD, WHICH TEACHES THE SPECIAL TRICK (cue dramatic music)! Now, there are different discounts at different times; see the great "Discount Shop" guide on GameFAQs. ================== 8. Contests [A008] ================== There are Dog Contests in Nintendogs; three to be exact. They include different classes, quirky commentators, and of course...prizes! The five classes are: Beginner Open Expert Master Championship -The Disc Competition- [A008a] The Disc Competition is most likely the easiest of all contests. You throw a disc and your dog catches it. The farther it goes, the more points you get if it's caught. You also get a bonus point for a jumping catch. The scoring system is as follows: Key: Color of land Points for normal catch-Points for jumping catch Blue 9-10 Red 7-8 Orange 5-6 Yellow 3-4 Light Green 1-2 Green Big Fat ZERO! Try to find your best spot, and stick with it. Always shoot far, and if you don't make it, try going a little weaker. Also, use a disc that's lucky for you. To use a certain disc in the competition, make sure that it's the last disc you play with. For example, if I wanted to use a Life Ring, I would play with the Life Ring in the house right before the competition. The prizes for winning are organized into this nice little chart: ------------------------------------------------------------ | The Disc Competition! | First Second Third | |------------------------------------------------------------| | Beginner | $100 $50 $30 | | Open | $200 $100 $60 | | Expert | $300 $150 $90 | | Master | $400 $200 $120 | | Championship | $600 $300 $150 | ------------------------------------------------------------ PLEASE INFORM ME IF ANY PRICES ARE INCORRECT! -Agility Trial- [A008b] The agility Trial is, in this game, another name for Obstacle Course. There are 4 types of obstacles, one has two variations. I will tell you what they are and how to get past them: Hurdle Simply tap the hurdle, and when your dog is in front of it, tap it again and your dog will jump. *IMPORTANT*: Make sure your dog is running straight toward it, because if you don't, there's a higher than you think chance that your dog will miss! With the Double Hurdle, it is literally impossible for you to make the jump if your dog is not running straight!!! Double Hurdle SEE HURDLE. Tunnel Tap the entrance of the Tunnel, and when your dog is at the entrance, slide the stylus along the Tunnel, following the direction it's in (i.e. if the tunnel is curved left, I would move the stylus in a forward-left direction to guide my dog.) Seesaw (the most annoying) This thing is a hard obstacle (possibly harder than the slalom). Tap the end of the Seesaw near you dog. When your dog gets on it, tap the other end to get them to move off the Seesaw. Also, if your dog is too far on the Seesaw, tap the end it started on to get it to stop. Slalom This is not very hard. To get through it, tap the first pole, and then slide your stylus slowly through the poles in a zigzag pattern. SLOWLY is the key word. In Beginner Class, there are Hurdles and Tunnels. In the Open Class, there are now Double Hurdles and Seesaws along with the Hurdle and Tunnel. In expert and up, there is every obstacle including slaloms. The scoring system is: Better rank for less errors made. If you tied with someone, whoever has the lowest time wins. Again, a winnings chart for your viewing pleasure! ------------------------------------------------------------ | The Agility Trial! | First Second Third | |------------------------------------------------------------| | Beginner | $100 $50 $30 | | Open | $200 $100 $60 | | Expert | $300 $150 $90 | | Master | $600 $300 $150 | | Championship | $1,000 $600 $300 | ------------------------------------------------------------ PLEASE INFORM ME IF ANY PRICES ARE INCORRECT! -Obedience Trial- [A008c] The Obedience trial is arguably the hardest contest in the game. Your dog must perform tricks within a given time. The first and third sections are sections in which your dog simply performs the given tricks. The second and fourth sections are sections in which your dog must hold the given trick for X amount of time. The fifth section, and my favorite section, is Free Performance! In the perform section, the first has two tricks, and the second perform section has three tricks. The first hold section has a lesser time, and the second hold section has a longer time. The Free Performance Section is just that: Free Performance! If you know any Advanced Tricks or the Special Trick, this section can really rack up points. It can also save you if you bombed on one section. These are the difficulty...settings? Beginner Tricks: Sit, Lie Down, Shake Times for Hold Sections: First Section has 2 seconds; second section has 3. Open Tricks: Sit, Lie Down, Shake, Spin, Roll Over Times for Hold Section: First Section has 3 seconds, second section has 5. Expert Tricks: Sit, Lie Down, Shake, Spin, Roll Over, Jump, Beg Times for Hold Section: First Section has 5 seconds, second section has 10. Master Tricks: Same as Expert. Times for Hold Section: First Section has 10 seconds, second section has 15. Championship Tricks: Same as Expert. Times for Hold Section: First section has 15 seconds, second section has 20. Another chart, if you please: ------------------------------------------------------------ | The Obedience Trial! | First Second Third | |------------------------------------------------------------| | Beginner | $100 $50 $30 | | Open | $200 $100 $60 | | Expert | $600 $300 $150 | | Master | $1,000 $500 $300 | | Championship | $2,000 $1,000 $600 | ------------------------------------------------------------ PLEASE INFORM ME IF ANY PRICES ARE INCORRECT! That's it for the contests! And so we move onto... =================== 9. Bark Mode [A009] =================== Bark Mode is multiplayer Nintendogs. You and your friend can bring your dogs and have them interact with each other. Remember, what you do in one screen stays in one screen. In other words, if you attack your friend's dog, it won't be attacked in the other screen. There are a few extra features of Bark Mode: 1. You can bring a gift for your friend! Will you get one? It all depends on how nice you were to them, eh? 2. The first time you meet a new friend, if you bring a dog in that they don't have, the breed of dog you brought in appears in their kennel. Very helpful if you each have two different versions! That's it for Bark Mode. Moving on to... ======================================= 10. Unlockables, Glitches, etc. [A0010] ======================================= -Unlockables- [A0010a] These Unlockables are for LAB VERSION. I need a few more Dachshund and Chihuahua ones. I also need more Lab unlockables. Still need Interior Decora- tors for Chihuahua and Dachshund. ALL VERSIONS EXCEPT DALMATION How to Unlock ------------ ------------- Dalmation Find a Fireman's Hat while on a walk Jack Russell Terrier Find a Jack Russell Book while on a walk Labrador Unlockables How to Unlock -------------------- ------------- Pug Earn 2,000 trainer points German Shepherd Earn 4,000 trainer points Desktop (Interior Decorator) Earn 6,000 trainer points Shih Tzu Earn 8,000 trainer points Boxer Earn 10,000 trainer points Seaside (Interior Decorator) Earn 12,000 trainer points Beagle Earn 14,000 trainer points Shetland Sheepdog Earn 16,000 trainer points Outer Space (Interior Decorator) Earn 18,000 trainer points Golden Retriever Earn 20,000 trainer points Cavalier K.C. Spaniel Earn 22,000 trainer points Ranch House (Interior Decorator) Earn 25,000 trainer points Siberian Husky Earn 30,000 trainer points Yorkshire Terrier Earn 35,000 trainer poitns Northern European (Interior Dec.) Earn 40,000 trainer points Dachshund Earn 45,000 trainer points-Thanks to Nelson Chihuahua Earn 50,000 trainer points-Thanks to Nelson Chihuahua Unlockables How To Unlock (Thanks to Gucci Gucci) --------------------- ------------- Pinscher Earn 2,000 T.P. Siberian Husky Earn 4,000 T.P. Toy Poodle Earn 8,000 T.P. Golden Retriver Earn 10,000 T.P. Miniature Schnauzer Earn 14,000 T.P. Beagle Earn 16,000 T.P. Welsh Corgi Earn 20,000 T.P. Shih Tzu Earn 22,000 T.P. Shiba Inu Earn 30,000 T.P. Pug Earn 35,000 T.P. Labrador Retriever Earn 45,000 T.P. Dachshund Earn 50,000 T.P. Dachshund Unlockables (Thanks to Chris) How to Unlock (Thanks to Roxasora) --------------------- ------------- Yorkie Earn 2,000 T.P. Shiba Inu Earn 4,000 T.P. Cavalier K.C. Spaniel Earn 8,000 T.P. Welsh COrgi Earn 10,000 T.P. Shetland Sheepdog Earn 14,000 T.P. Miniature Schnauzer Earn 16,000 T.P. Boxer Earn 20,000 T.P. Toy Poodle Earn 22,000 T.P. German Shepherd Earn 30,000 T.P. Miniature Pinscher Earn 35,000 T.P. Chihuahua Earn 45,000 T.P. Labrador Retriever Earn 50,000 T.P. Dalmation Unlockables (Thanks to Alice) How to Unlock (Thanks to Alice) --------------------- ------------- Sheltie Earn 4,000 T.P. Chihuahua Earn 8,000 T.P. Shiba Inu Find a Japanese Print Collar on a walk That's all the Unlockables. -Glitches- [A0010b] I'm not too fond of glitches; in a game like this I prefer to play the right way. Infinite Walks/Easy Items. The way to perform this glitch is simple. You go on a walk, obtaining as many ? blocks as possible. After you get them, stop at the park. When at the park, change your dog's accessory. The game will save. You can turn it off and then turn it back on, and you will have the items you found, and you can go on another walk! Be aware that you do NOT get Trainer Points. Easy Trainer Points and "Touch Time" I don't know if this is a glitch, but anyway. Go to your supplies menu and use the Brush. PUT YOUR DS ON THE CHARGER!!! Now, just let the brush sit on your dog. For every minute, you get a Trainer Point and, obviously, more "Touch Time." I recommend you do this trick while asleep. One last note: You can't close your DS. Doing so will initiate sleep mode, thus nothing will happen. I kind of like this glitch, but not too much. Makes stuff too easy. And, that poor dog sits there for hours... Infinite Contest Entries If you've reached your 3 contest per day limit, go to the DS's settings, set the date to yesterday (if it's 1/20/07, set it to 1/19/07) and the time to 23:59 (11:59 P.M.). Now, wait a minute and you should be able to do contests again. That's all the glitches I know. -Secrets- [A0010c] Eating a bone and a...lightbulb?! To eat the bone, pet your dog and make it very happy. After a while, an outline of a bone might appear. Touch it and drag it to your dog's mouth. To eat the lightbulb, teach your dog a trick. If it understands you, a lightbulb will appear. Touch it and drag it to your dog's mouth. Silly puppies! ===================== 11. Item List [A0011] ===================== These are all of the items that I know of and their selling prices. Sports [A0011a] Selling Prices --------------- -------------- ? Block $6.00 Bark Ball $3.00 Bicolor Rubber Bone (Lab Exclusive) $1.60 Blue Camo Disc $4.00 Blue Flying Disc $2.40 Blue Rubber Bone (Chih. Exclusive) $1.60 Broken Clock (Chih. Exclusive) $2.00 Dartboard (Dach. Exclusive) $10.00 Dice Cushion $5.00 Green Sponsor Disc $5.00 Khaki Camo Disc $4.00 Life Ring (Flying Disc) (Lab Exclusive) $2.00 Pink Aerodisc $6.00 Pizza Disc (Chih. Exclusive) $10.00 Red Flying Disc $2.40 Red Rubber Bone (Dach. Exclusive) $1.60 Rubber Mushroom $4.00 Shower Cap (Dach. Exclusive) $2.00 Soccer Ball $6.00 Tennis Ball $2.00 Terry Cloth Cube $4.00 UFO (Flying Disc) (Lab Exclusive) $10.00 White Aerodisc $6.00 White Rubber Bone $1.60 Yellow Flying Disc $2.40 Yellow Sponsor Disc $5.00 Toys [A0011b] ------------- Balloon (300 Trainer Points required) $0.10 Bowser Kart (Chihuahua Exclusive) $100.00 Bubble Blower $1.00 Combat Copter $300.00 Jump Rope (300 Trainer Points required) $4.00 Mario Kart (Dachshund Exclusive) $100.00 Peach Kart (Lab Exclusive) $100.00 Pull Rope (300 Trainer Points required) $3.20 RC Helicopter $200.00 Talking Bird (10000 T.P. required) $16.00 Windup Toy (10000 T.P. required) $12.00 Accessories [A0011c] -------------------- Beret $10.00 Black Leather Collar $4.00 Blue Leather Collar $4.00 Blue Polka-Dot Ribbon $7.00 Camo Collar $10.00 Checked Ribbon $4.00 Crown (Chih. Exclusive) $30.00 Denim Collar ??? Dot Collar $10.00 Fireman Hat $30.00 Flower Collar ??? Graduation Cap (Dach. Exclusive) ??? Green Hat (known by fans as "Luigi Hat") $20.00 Green Leather Collar $4.00 Green Pearl Ribbon $18.00 Hibiscus Flower $10.00 Japanese Print Collar $10.00 Knit Hat $10.00 Lily $10.00 Lion's Mane $20.00 Lucky Collar $10.00 Newsboy Hat $16.00 New Year Tiara $12.00 Pair of 3-D Glasses $9.00 Pair of Business Glasses $12.00 Pair of Huge Sunglasses $15.00 Pair of Party Glasses $7.00 Pair of Scholar Glasses $9.00 Pair of Sport Sunglasses $19.00 Pair of Star Sunglasses (Haylie Duff Item) $9.00 Party Hat (Chih. Exclusive) ??? Pirate Hat $24.00 Platinum Collar $10.00 Pumpkin Leather Collar $4.00 Purple Leather Collar $4.00 Purple Pearl Ribbon $18.00 Rack of Deer Antlers (Lab Exclusive) $30.00 Rainbow Collar $10.00 Rainbow Wig $20.00 Red & Blue Cap $8.00 Red Hat (known by fans as "Mario Hat" $20.00 Red Leather Collar $4.00 Red Polka-Dot Ribbon $7.00 Red Ribbon $2.40 Rose $10.00 Santa Hat $18.00 Sombrero $10.00 Spiked Collar $10.00 Straw Hat $9.00 Striped Ribbon $4.00 Ten-Gallon Hat $14.00 Tiara (Dach. Exclusive) $30.00 Top Hat (Lab Exclusive) ??? Tricolor Ribbon $10.00 Viking Hat $40.00 Woven Collar $10.00 Yellow Cap $8.00 Yellow Ribbon $2.40 Care [A0011d] ------------- Agility Trial Book N/A Bark Mode Book N/A Disc Competition Book N/A Dog Biscuit $0.10 Dog Care Book N/A Dog Food Can $1.20 Dog Training Book N/A Dry Food $0.80 Jerky Treat $0.20 Long-Hair Shampoo $0.70 Milk Carton $0.40 Natural Dog Food Bag $2.00 Obedience Trial Book N/A Rubber Brush $12.00 Short-Hair Shampoo $0.50 Water Bottle $0.20 Wire Brush $16.00 Music [A0011e] -------------- "Chow" Record $5.00 "Colonel Bogey" Record $9.00 "Dictionary" Box $20.00 "Dog's Theme" Box (Dach. Exclusive) $6.00 "Flower Waltz" Record $9.00 "Friendly Whiff" Record $5.00 "Giant Socks" Record $10.00 "Growler" Record $5.00 "Mario's Theme" Box (chih. Exclusive) $6.00 "Modest Decor" Record (Chih. Exclusive) $10.00 "Naptime" Record $9.00 "Nintendogs" Record $9.00 "Puppy Waltz" Box (Lab Exclusive) $6.00 "Shredded Fur" Record (Lab Exclusive) $10.00 "Smilin' Dog" Record $5.00 "Street Marker" Record $5.00 "Surprise" Record $9.00 "Toreador" Record $9.00 "Waves" Record $10.00 Keyboard $80.00 White Record N/A Note that Keyboard and White Record are below every other item in my list because the others all begin with quotation marks. Just thought I'd clear that up. Clocks [A0011f] --------------- Clover Clock $16.00 Cube Clock (Chih. Exclusive) $16.00 Marble Clock $16.00 Marine Clock $16.00 Modern Clock N/A Silver Clock $16.00 Smart Clock (Dach. Exclusive) $16.00 Wall Clock (Lab Exclusive Etc. [A0011g] ------------- Black Boot $6.00 Diamond Ring $1000.00! Disposable Camera $2.40 Dog Photo $2.00 Fine Vase (BREAKABLE) $100.00 Globe $20.00 Gold Bar $2000.00!! High Heel (Lab Exclusive) $6.00 Jack Russell Terrier Book $3.20 Juice Bottle $0.80 Leather Shoe (Dach. Exclusive) $6.00 Lisa Doll $30.00 Meteorite $150.00 Moai Statue $100.00 Piggy Bank* (BREAKABLE) $2.00 Promise Ring $1000.00! Pump (Chih. Exclusive) $6.00 Shuttle Model $50.00 Stick $0.50 Stuffed Bear $60.00 Stuffed Dog $50.00 Tissue Box ??? Vase (BREAKABLE) $20.00 Very Fine Vase (BREAKABLE) $200.00 Weird Alien $600.00 White Boot $9.00 *The Piggy Bank can be broken to get more money than you would if you sold it! ====================== 12. Rare Items [A0012] ====================== -Pair of Star Sunglasses- [A0012a] This Accessory can only be obtained through one of those maddening Nintendo Events. In certain game stores, there will be a Bark Mode booth which contains the item. If you are the first one there, you get the item and a White Record message from the lesser-known of the two Duffs (Haylie) saying something like "Nintendogs are cool, what breed do you like?" If you are not the first one there, you get the item the last person traded. For example, if someone traded a RC Helicopter for the glasses, and I followed that person, I'd get the Copter. Which sucks. Royally. -Fireman Hat and Jack Russell Book- [A0012b] The two infamous items that unlock some cool breeds are very elusive and hard to get. It could take 2 weeks; it could take half a year. There is a logical rumor about how to get the Fireman Hat. After you hear a siren, go on a walk and you might get the Fireman Hat! Get it? Huh? Siren? Fire Truck? Once again, the Lucky Collar/Clover Clock might give you a better chance of finding both. Another strategy that works for me, and a few people asking me about these, is a New Year Tiara, a Clover Clock, and as with all rare items, happiness. And a max-size stamina bar would help. Another rumor that Ashley told me about is that wearing something red (i.e. Mario Hat) on a walk gives you a good chance of finding the Fireman Hat. All of these may or may not be connected to finding the items...you decide. ================= 13. Rumors [A0013 ================= Yeah, I hate the things. But, as it is only man's nature to gossip and spread rumors, they do exist. Here's a list of all the rumors I, personally, have heard. 1. MY DOG CAN BREED!!! *sigh* No. Just no. 2. Wearing a Rose on a walk makes a dog mate with the first dog of opposite gender it meets, as the description claims the rose "sets a romantic mood." See rumor 1. 3. Lucky collars, clover clocks and the like made me lucky! *deep sigh* Here's a tough one. This rumor is totally relative, and more of a placebo than anything. The nature of the human mind makes us believe this rumor once we've heard it, and we may be prone to overestimating the value of items and creating patterns which do not actually exist; indeed, we fool our minds into making this rumor a truth. It can be disproven in technological terms; the game programs random items to appear. But, this is one that cannot be proven or disproven in terms of human beliefs, as there will ALWAYS be someone out there who may believe they get lucky. </existentialism> 4. I threw a frisbee at the crowd in the Competition! Impossible. 5. I unlocked a Dog Race, and my dog is the champion! I dunno how my friend came up with this'n. It doesn't exist. I will be documenting more as they come along! =========================== 14. Version History [A0014] =========================== November 7 '05 V 0.25: Finished Section 1 and 2. November 8 '05 V 0.5: Finished Section 3; fixed a few errors in 2. November 12 '05 V 0.75: Finished Sections 4, 5, 6, and 7. FAQ is just about done! I also added a few things to 2 and 3. November 14 '05 V 0.85: Finished Section 8. November 18 '05 V 0.9: Finished half of Section 9. November 20 '05 V 1: Finished the whole guide and am reviewing it for submitting. November 22 '05 V 1.01: Apparently, my FAQ got screwed up, so I fixed it. November 23 '05 V 1.06: Added some items to Etc. List, added a new accessory, let Neoseeker use my guide, and found 3 new Unlockables due to playing forever. December 2 '05 V 1.16: Added selling prices and a new section, Rare Items. Also got a few new item names from Elena, and found a new unlockable. Added 3 new tricks to the Tricks section. December 11 '05 V 1.20: Added some new items/selling prices from Brendan, Xander, and Karen. Let supercheats use my site and posted my guide on my site. Added a new unlockable. January 21 '06 v 1.35: BIG update. Added a few new items, starting dogs for all versions, Chih. Unlockables, Bark Mode section, and possibly other stuff I don't remember. June 20 '06 v 1.5: Fixed some grammar / spelling errors, added Dachshund Unlockables, and changed some prices, and a few other things (Changing Model Shuttle supplies group, adding Juice Bottle, etc.) Also added www.1UP.com to my list of sites permitted to use my guide. Added Ctrl+F search codes! June 25 '06 v 1.51: Found three Lab Unlockables and was emailed the last two by Nelson. January 19 '07 v 1.6: Removed the "thanks to" bits in item section because they are listed in "Special Thanks" and because there's just no room on that list. Added a few new items (note that between school, after-school stuff and malfunctioning e-mail, my inbox has become flooded, so those who gave info may have been beaten to it. Your contributions are appreciated nonetheless!) January 20 '07 v 1.75: Gave the Item List an extremely-needed alphabetizeation. The item you're looking for on the list should be much easier to find. January 5, '08 v 2.0 Wow! 350 days since a major, notable update... anyways, did a big grammar/spelling cleanup, updated MUCH old, possibly wrong info, and added the "Rumors" section. I haven't forgotten you, my beautiful creation! ====================== 15. Legal Junk [A0015] ====================== This guide is (c) 2005, Michael Macarevich. It may NOT be reproduced without my permission under any circumstances. However, if you ask me, give a good reason why, and PROPERLY CREDIT ME, I'll let you use my guide. If you see this on any website beside the ones below, notify me ASAP and I will contact the owner of the site. If they do not remove it, I will take legal action. These are sites permitted to use my guide: www.gamefaqs.com www.neoseeker.com www.supercheats.com www.cheatcc.com www.1UP.com ======================== 16. Contact Info [A0016] ======================== Want to give me info? Want to use my guide on your site? Got feedback? E-mail me at m-i-k-e-0-7-2-8 [at] p-t-d [dot] n-e-t. Delete the hyphens and change the words in brackets to their symbols. I did this because I'm sick of getting emails about Viagra and Wondercum from spambots... *shudders* I will accept: Feedback Info I don't know Asking me to use my guide as long as you CREDIT ME PROPERLY. I will not accept: Spam, Porn, etc. Hate Mail Flooding my Inbox. Try to put all your thoughts into one message. Pointless/Irrelevant Questions (Why is the sky blue?) Incidentally, the sky is blue because blue is the wavelength of light that is scattered the MOST by air particles, thus overtaking other wavelengths and covering the whole atmosphere. =================== 17. Credits [A0017] =================== NOTE: For privacy reasons, anyone who does not use a nickname or have a well-known name (owner of a site, etc.) will only have their first name listed. Credit goes to: Me for writing this guide (Narcissism?) My brain for sending little signals to the nerve endings in my fingers and arms, allowing me to type You for reading this guide... when you could be doing something important =P CJayC for making gamefaqs... why'd you have to go, Ceejus? =( Leo Chan for making Neoseeker. Dennis for making Supercheats. Dave for making CheatCodeCentral. Nintendo for making this awesome game Elena for providing me with 6 item names: Marine & Marble Clocks, Globe, Stuffed Dog & Bear, and Lisa Doll. Brendan for providing me with selling prices for the UFO, Mario/Bowser/Peach Karts, Rack of Deer Antlers, Dictionary Box, and corrections on the Black Boot and Stuffed Bear. Xander who also provided me with a selling price for Rack of Deer Antlers, along with Brendan. Ashley for...whoa...I don't know where to start...Chih. and Dach. starting dogs, among lots of other stuff (item prices, etc.) Gucci Gucci for the Chih. Exclusive hyperdude99 for Lisa Doll and Fireman Hat selling prices Sasha for Santa's Hat info. Jordan for correcting me on Tissue Box price. Josh for the JRT Book prices. Chris for Dachshund Unlockables. JBJcool for providing me with the name of a new Item, "Pump" and a Stuffed Dog price fix. Kieren for giving me a Stick price fix. Libby for a lot of help on the item list, namely sections "accessories", "clocks," and "etc." Patrick for giving info on 5 items. Ashu for giving info on the item "crown". Alice for starting out my Dalmation and Friends info. Ryan for giving info on the item "smart clock". Kevin for giving info on the item ""Mario's Theme" Box". Austin for giving info on the item ""Dog's Theme" Box". Alister for giving info on the item "Rainbow Wig". "Mr. Mee" for the glitch "unlimited contest entries". Rebecca for giving price on the item "Viking Hat". Haiiro for the information on the starting dogs of Chihuahua & Friends and Dachshund & Friends versions. Halden for correcting my admittedly embarrassing price error of Jack Russell Terrier Book...$3.20, not $3000.00!!! whitishredfloyd1 for the catchy name "Doggy Drier" for the trick previously known as "Dry Off". Dsdude for: White boot price correction; Juice Bottle; Confirming the fact that the Cube Clock is a Chih. Exclusive, correction of which supply group the Model Shuttle belongs in, and Pizza Disc price. Nelson for the final two Lab Unlockables: Dachshund and Chihuahua. Anyone who provides me with info I don't know. =================== 18. Closing [A0018] =================== Well, that was fun! This is my first guide and despite that, it only took a moderate amount of time to write... I just have a knack for writing! I thank you a lot for reading my guide and I hope you liked it! Thanks to every person who corrected me and added to my guide! Thanks, also, to everyone who gave me feedback! Maybe you'll see me later...? But for now, I bid you adieu!