Game Platforms

Nintendogs : Dalmatian And Friends

Nintendo DS

Obedience training

Have the dog do a trick repeatedly until a message appears. Name the trick, then the dog will do the trick every so often. Keep teaching it the trick until it does it for the first time you call it. Note: The dog can only do so much training in one day. For more training, wait for the next day.


If you go on a walk at night, you have a chance of finding a Meteorite. It is worth $150

Piggy Bank

When taking your dog on a walk, there is a chance you will find a Piggy Bank. If you sell it at the secondhand shop, you can get $2. However, if you select the Piggy Bank under "Etc." and throw it to your dog, it will shatter open. Money will fall out, and $2.65 will be added to your account.

Easy competitions

When you are almost ready to go into a competition, save the game. Go into any desired competition. Play it, and if the outcome was not as you expected, turn off the Nintendo DS. If the result was what you wanted, keep playing. If turned off the game, you can start it again and can resume just before the competition.

Talking Bird

Sometimes you can find a talking bird in the discount shop. If you take it out and press the button, you can speak into the microphone to say a message to your dog(s). Most will bark at it, as if they are scared, but some dogs will actually play with it. Note: The parrot will repeat your recorded message very fast, so say it slowly.

Deleting tricks

On the camera view of your dogs, tap the question mark under the dog's picture. It will bring up a screen with the dog's information on it, such as name, age, gender, etc. At the bottom is a button to go to the "Trick List". Tap on a trick, and tap "OK" for the dog to forget that trick. If you delete the trick by accident, you can re-teach the dog the same trick, and name it all the same.


When you are on a walk you can find a Marine, Clover, and Marble Clock. The Clover Clock brings good luck.


When the dog is staring at you, you can touch his nose and it will sneeze. The light bulb will appear . Click on the name and say "sneeze". Do this for awhile and it will learn sneeze. Note: You can do this while sitting, standing ,and laying down.

Get your dog to learn lots of tricks

Go to "Care" and read the training book. It will show you how to do different tricks. Read one and memorize it. Then, go back and do each step to your dog. Tap on the light bulb in the corner and say the trick. Repeat this until it says the dog has learned a new trick.

RC helicopter

Go on a walk and you may find an RC helicopter as one of the question marks. Hold A to take off, the D-Pad to maneuver, and L to change the camera view. Note: They can be sold for $200.

Reset data

Hold L + R + A + B + X + Y at the Nintendo logo to delete your saved data.

Walk on two legs

First, make your dog stand on its hind legs. Put the stylus on his leg and drag up. He should now be standing. Note: Teach your dog that trick so it is remembered. Then, pull its paw to the area that the training icon is located. It should now be walking on its hind legs.


Before attempting the hop, your dog must know the commands to stand and dance. Have your dog do a little jiggy dance. Once your dog is dancing, tell it to jump and it will start hopping.

Bowser Kart

While walking, try to get the "?" and you might find a Mario Kart. To control it, press B to move forward, A to move backwards, and Left or Right to turn. If the dog(s) hit it, the kart will spin around in place, then move in the direction you want it to move.

Secret shedding records

If you walk your dog very often, you will eventually find an item called "Secret Shedding Record". This item plays strange music when you activate it from the music icon in your supplies menu. There are four records in the game. These are extremely rare.


When linking copies of Nintendogs to unlock new breeds, keep in mind two things. You can only link with another Nintendo DS system once (and unlock a new breed). The breed unlocked corresponds with your partner's current pet, and it must be a breed that you do not have in order for it to be unlocked.

High five

When you brush your dog's hair, touch their front paw with your stylus and drag it up. Once you have done that, let go and its paw will shake for about five seconds.

New Year's Tiara

Set the date to December 31st. A New Year's Tiara may randomly appear in a "?" box while on a walk.


On a walk search for the "?" and you might find a dartboard. Note: It is a Frisbee.

Refill food and water

When you get out some food and water and your dogs consume it, tap the icon on the touchscreen that lets you put the item away. Then, tap it again. You will now have a full bowl of food and water for you dogs.

Santa Hat

Set the date to December 24th or 25th. A Santa Hat may randomly appear in a "?" box while on a walk.

Easy owner points

Play with a disc, ball, or something. Every time your pup gets it, call it over (or tap the screen a few times.). When he comes, pet it on the head for a few seconds. He should sparkle, giving you one or two owner points. This also makes it easier to get the toy back and repeat.

Longer walks

Mark out the path on your map, ending it at the house. If your last few steps ends at the house, wait 25 minutes, then your dog can go slighter further on the next walk. Note: Make sure to water your dog after each walk.

Lie down

While your dog is sitting, stroke its head from top to bottom.

Rag doll puppy

When your dog is playing with the pull rope, grab the other end and pull up with the stylus. This should make the puppy hang on the other end like a rag doll. Drag the rope around the screen and eventually the dog will fly off.

Mario hat

When taking your dog on a walk, find a Red Hat in one of the question marks. Finish walking your dog, put on the Red Hat (under "Accessories"), and look at your dog. It is a Mario hat.

Gold Bar

While walking your dog you have a rare chance of getting a valuable item called the "Gold Bar" as a "?" mark. At the secondary shop, it is worth $2,000.

Other treats

When a bone or light bulb appears when you are training your dog, use the stylus to drag it over its mouth. Your dog will eat it.

While interacting with your dog at home, if you give it enough love by petting and scratching it, a golden dog bone of light will appear. You can give it to your dog as a bonus treat.

Break dance

Teach your dog spin and roll over. Make it roll over. While it is on its back, tell it to spin. Your dog should spin around on his back, almost like break dancing.

Jump lying on its side

Before attempting the jump lying on its side, your dog must know the commands to lay on its side and jump. Tell it to lay on its side and then say jump.

Mario items

Keep taking your dog for walks and collect as many presents as you can. Eventually you will get a Mario hat, a Luigi hat, a rubber mushroom (from Super Mario Bros.) and a "?" block (from Super Mario Bros.).

Lucky Collar

When on a walk, try to get to lots of "?" boxes. Sometimes you will get a Lucky Collar. Give one of your dogs the Lucky Collar to wear, and whenever you go for a walk your walk meter will get higher than usual.


Sometimes at night a neighbor dog will bark, your dog will "howl" back. When he does this, tap on your dog's picture and you will get the light bulb. Teach it howl. You only have to teach him three or four times to learn the trick.

Milk and cans

You can get carton milk and a dog food can when you get over 300 points. It appears randomly in the pet shop.

Game Unlockables

Nintendogs: Dalmatian and Friends unlockables.

Unlockable:How to Unlock:
BalloonGet 300 owner points.
BeagleGet 16,000 owner points.
DachshundGet 50,000 owner points. (Link to a Nintendo DS with Nintendogs: Dachshund And Friends.)
Desktop roomGet 6,000 owner points (costs $20,000).
Golden RetrieverGet 10,000 owner points.
Jack Russel TerrierFind the Jack Russel Book to unlock this breed at the kennel.
Jump RopeGet 300 owner points.
Labrador RetrieverGet 45,000 owner points.
Miniature SchnauzerGet 14,000 owner points.
Natural Dog Food BagGet 10,000 owner points.
Northern European roomGet 40,000 owner points (costs $5,000).
Outer Space roomGet 18,000 owner points (costs $100,000).
Pembroke Welsh CorgiGet 20,000 owner points
PinscherGet 2,000 owner points.
PugGet 35,000 owner points.
Pull RopeGet 300 owner points.
SchnauzerGet 14,000 owner points
Seaside roomGet 12,000 owner points (costs $50,000).
Shiba InuCollect 30,000 owner points.
Shih TzuGet 22,000 owner points.
Siberian HuskyGet 4,000 owner points.
Toy PoodleGet 8,000 owner points.
Urban Living roomGet 25,000 owner points.
Windup ToyGet 10,000 owner points.

Dictionary Box

Go on a walk and look for a "?". If you get a Dictionary Box it will say that it sounds familiar. It will be whatever you recorded on the White Record.

Different colored Dogs

While at the pound, pick a breed. You will have three choices for the dog's coloring *light, medium, and dark). If you do not see the color you like, tap "Back", then tap on the breed again until the color and/or gender that you want with the dog appears. It may take some time to actually get what you want.

Back flip

Teach your dog to sit and jump. While it is sitting, tell it to jump. Your dog should do a back flip.

Hear a train

Very rarely when you are in the park training your dog, you will hear a train whistle. Note: This does not happen often.


Sometimes you will hear a cow moo when you are taking a walk. Note: You are probably near the corner of the map when this happens; there is probably a farm/pasture there.

Dog hang

Earn the pull rope. Take out the pull rope. Wait for your dog to bite it. If you quickly slide the rope up while it is biting, one of two things will happen. It will either let go, or the camera will go above the dog, and it is hanging on the rope. To stop, let go of the rope or swing the rope around until the dog loses its grip and goes

Hear Archie's Duck

Sometimes when you are at your house or taking a walk, you will hear a duck quacking. Note: This is most likely Archie Hubbs' duck that he mentions sometimes in competitions.

Jack Russell Terrier book

Use the following trick to increase the chance of finding the Jack Russell Terrier book. Put on a Knit Hat and go on a walk. You might find a Clover Clock. If you make that your clock, you will have a better chance of getting the book.

Getting more dogs

Go to bark mode with someone that has a different Nintedogs game type. When you go to bark mode for the first time, you will find that one of you will get a new dog in their kennel. Delete each other from your friend lists, then go to bark mode again. You might get a new dog in the kennel.

Trainer information

The name registered in your Nintendo DS will show appear on the screen as the owner's name, as well as your date of birth. You can change your picture to their choices of avatar pictures. There are eight choices all together.