Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Nintendogs +Cats (3DS): How To Unlock New Breeds And Other Questions Explained...

It has become apparent over the last few days that many of you are still searching for answers about the new Nintendogs + Cats 3DS game. Mini Gamers takes a look at some of the more common questions about the game and attempts to provide you with the answers.



Q1. How do I unlock new breeds of dog?

 If your dog takes part in competitions with opponents whose breeds have not yet become unlocked, and if your dog wins First Place in the competition, then there is a good chance that the opponents' breeds will become unlocked the next time you visit the kennels.

Rather annoyingly, this game does not tell you when a new breed becomes available, so it is worth checking the kennels regularly to see if a new breed has become unlocked. Please note, however, that if new breeds have recently become unlocked, it may be some time before the method above will unlock any more breeds.



Q2. How can I make money in Nintendogs + Cats?

There are different ways to make money in Nintendogs + Cats. For example, you can sell any unwanted items back to the Second-Hand Store. This can also include items found when you are walking your dog.

 Enter your dog in the Daily Competions. The more skilled your dog gets at each competition, the higher they will progress and the more money you will earn.  You can enter each competition twice a day and can make several hundred pounds in this way.

If you have more than one dog, each dog can enter a competition twice a day, which means that you will make even more money over time.

If your dog wins the Nintendogs' Cup for the first time, they will get a Gold Crown along with their £500 prize money. This Crown is worth £1,500 when sold to the second-hand store.

However, please note that it is only possible to win the Gold Crown once for each of your dogs in each of the three competitions on offer. Once these crowns have been sold there is no way to earn them back again.

The other option for making money is to find Piggy Banks on your walks. If your dog is lucky enough to find a Piggy Bank, wait until you get home and then drop the piggy bank on the floor to break it open. You will unlock a random amount of money inside.



Q3. Can cats go for walks or take part in competitions too?

Unfortunately, the answer to this is no. Cats behave very much like their real counterparts in this game and pretty much do their own thing. We hate to say it, but cats do seem very much like the - well - underdogs in this game really.

It would have been nice if there had been a Cat Show competition in the game, but this has not been included. You might find that your cat randomly brings you a present every now and again, but that is about it.


Q4. I own the original Nintendogs game as well, is there a way to transfer or import my old dogs into the new Nintendogs + Cats game?

Again, the answer to this is no. Unfortunately, the two games are incompatible with each other and there is no way to import your old dog into the new game.


Q5. How many cats and dogs can I actually own in Nintendogs + Cats?

Although there are twenty-seven breeds of dogs and three breeds of cat in Nintendogs + Cats, you can only own a maximum of six pets in total. This includes three pets at home and a further three pets in the Hotel.

This is a stark contrast to the original Nintendogs game, which allowed players to keep up to eleven pets in one go, three at home and eight in the Dog Hotel.

Mini Gamers was very disapointed to learn that the number of pets had been reduced as this has a serious negative impact on the overall replay value of the game.


Q6. What is the 'Surprise Me' function about in Nintendogs + Cats?

The 'Surprise Me' option mixes together different colours and fur patterns to create several varients on the traditional fur patterns that are available within each of the main breeds of dogs and cats available in the game.  If you don't know what colour of dog you would prefer, select this option. You might be pleasantly surprised by what you find!



Q7. Can Puppies and Kittens grow up or have their own puppies and kittens?

No, your puppies and kittens are designed to stay cute and adorable forever. If, however, you do want a game in which your dogs or cats can grow, you might want to check out the PETZ range of games on the Nintendo DS, but this is not available for the 3DS. Sorry.



Q8. Where can I find the 'Secret Path'?

The secret path does not always seem to appear in the same place within the game, although it almost always leads your dog to the Mountain trail. You must look for a signpost with a woman walking her dog on it. Select 'yes' when prompted and you will soon find yourself on the secret path, which means a lot more presents and items to sell.



Q9. Why are there Traffic Cones on my walks?

The Traffic Cones are actually a hidden mini-game. Guide your dog successfully through each of the coloured cones on your walk and you could find yourself rewarded with an extra present at the end of your walk. It takes practise though!


That marks the end of our Mini Gamers Nintendogs + Cats FAQ. We hope that you found it useful. If you would like to read more about this game, please take a look at our full hands-on review of the game.

188 comments:

  1. Yay im first comment

    i think this game is very cool, and i need to know if you can automatically make it the next day. plz post this answer on your faq.tyvm.

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    1. ive tried this before by setting the time forward on my 3DS. at first it worked, but then it made me wait even longer to go to more competitions...

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  2. thanks so much this gave me all my answers :-)

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  3. Thank you for your comments. Glad we can help!

    In answer to the question from 24/04/2011, unfortunately it is not possible to make the next day start just by forwarding the time - we tried this and were disappointed to find that it does not alter the day at all. Sorry!

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    1. Actually, if you change your time on the Nintendo 3DS to 2359 and enter the game, it will change over to the next day in the game and you can play the competitions again.

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  4. I think this game is awesome. It would have been better if we could have 11 pets though... I had all of my pets planned out :( Now I have to cut out some of the pets I wanted...

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  5. Yes, it would have been better to have more pets than less. Mini Gamers can't understand why they have given us 30 pets when we can only ever choose six. Maybe it is so we will buy another version of the game and have 12 pets - cynical viewpoint, maybe? Who knows!

    Thank you for your comment though. We think this game is pretty awesome as well.

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  6. Each path has it's own secret path that is parallel to it so there are 8 paths.the secret paths have different things on each side depending on what paths it's between.
    In order from left to right
    mountain(secret),mountain normal,Default(secret)[A mix between mountain and the default path],Default(normal),Town(secret)[possible a mix between default and town, i haven't used this path as much and i can't remember and it might even be on the other side of the normal town path],town(normal),Beach(normal) and beach(secret)[no buildings on left side]
    Also the first four mentioned(including secret paths) don't have cones but some times your dog will find a present in the grass.
    At the last part of all the paths, the road will fade back to the default path with your house at the end.

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  7. Thank you, Mini Gamers was having trouble identifying all the secret paths/locations at first, so this is very useful information! Thanks for your comment

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  8. This was really helpful thanks I didn't know about the secret paths before I'll see if I can find them!!!

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  9. cool helpful i love dogs but is *_HIGLY_* allgeric so

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  10. how do u sell ur pets

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  11. Hello glen24, you don't really sell your pets (unfortunately), but if you go to the hotel, you can choose the option to 'Donate' your pets. This will free up a space so that you can get a new dog/cat but won't earn you anymore money.

    Thank you for your comment. Hope this helps.

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  12. hehe i just got this game and i am OBSESSED:) the competitions are more exciting and i love how you can have ultimate walks. I bought a pomeranian called Chloe;) the dogs are way cuter!

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    1. Wow that is awesome!

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  13. Hello, anonymous. Glad that you are enjoying the game. We like it a lot too. Thanks for your comment.

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  14. What are the chances of finding a promise ring? My friend has found the promise ring 3 times, I've never found it though, he has Golden Retriever Version, and so do I. But I have about 1000 more Trainer points than him. Is there any reason why? (about 6000 Trainer points)

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  15. Hello, Person! Thank you for your comment.

    We did not know about the Promise Ring until you mentioned it, so thanks!

    We have done some research and discovered that the Promise Ring unlock is apparently linked to the special GOLD BAR item which becomes available when you have 10,600 Trainer Points and can be found in the Special BARC store along the Mountain trail.

    The Gold Bar costs £9,999 but if you own one, it apparently 'increases your chances' of unlocking a Promise Ring. Although this isn't a definite way of unlocking the Promise Ring item, it is the best lead we've got.

    Please note, we also discovered that if you have a Toy Poodle, it can apparently unlock the gold bar during walks without you having to pay for it, thus making it easier for you to find the Promise Ring item without spending all your virtual cash.

    Hope that helps! Good luck in your search.

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  16. how much trainer points does u need to get beagle pupy on francais bulldog one

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  17. Hello, anonymous.

    According to our research, you need 3,600 Trainer Points to unlock a beagle puppy on the French Bulldog version.

    Hope that helps!

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  18. Is it true that you have to have the voucher card to get the robo pup and if so when do you unlock the voucher thing, all i know is that you can get the voucher at mr. R store correct?

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  19. How much does a Pomeranian cost? I am raising trainer points and money to buy one but I need a money goal.

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  20. Hello, in answer to the question on the 06/08/11:

    Yes, you must have the voucher card to get the Robo Pup item. You need at least 5000 Trainer Points before this item becomes available. The voucher can then be found in Mr. R's exchange items list.

    In order to be able to exchange materials for the voucher, you will need the following items:

    Wood x7
    Metal x5
    Rubber x7
    Leather x7
    Plastic x7
    Stardust x3

    Once you have the voucher, take it to the kennels and exchange it for your Robo Pup. Hope that helps!

    In answer to the question from 07/08/11:

    You can unlock the pomeranian puppy by collecting 2,200 Trainer Points. It costs £1,580 to buy. Hope that helps!

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  21. It did help, thank you so much!

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  22. OMG!!! I HAVE ONLY BEEN PLAYING NINTENDOGS FOR JUST OVER A WEEK AND I'M INTO LURE COURSING NINTENDO CUP!!!!!!!!! (I know it's not a question but I'm SO EXCITED!) about to enter...

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  23. Hello, Me. Glad you are enjoying the game! Thanks for your comment!

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  24. I have a question. If u ever have a mistake or want to donate a dog or cat how do u do it?

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  25. How do u know how much money u have? does it say anywhere?

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  26. if u want to donate a dog or cat how would u do it?

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  27. is there a dog park where u practice so u get better at it?

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  28. how many dogs are available in the beginning?

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  29. Is there a bark mode where u meet other people and spend time and play with the dog and take care of them?

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  30. Thank you so much for helping me with the pomeranian, I just got one!
    (I was the person who asked it before I made account...)

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  31. Glad we could help, Me. Hope you and your new Puppy have a great time together!

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  32. In answer to question dated 8/8/11 re: BARK MODE. Yes, but it isn't called 'bark mode' anymore... basically, if you use the StreetPass function on your 3DS console, and you happen to meet friends (or even strangers) who also have a Nintendogs + Cats game - any version - there is a chance to get presents and meet with their pet, but it doesn't quite work in the same way as the old Bark Mode, hope that helps.

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    1. Can you still unlock their dog breeds if they have a dog breed you don't have the option of getting?

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    2. Hi Squidney Bean, dog breeds are unlocked by entering and winning competitions, please see above for details, The Streetpass function allows you to get gifts and meet other pets and their owners, and may allow you to unlock new breeds, but the competitions are the best way to unlock new breeds. Hope that helps!

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  33. In answer to the question about HOW MANY DOGS ARE THERE IN THE BEGINNING?:

    Each version of the game starts with 9 starter breeds. The actual starter breeds vary with each version. Thanks for your comment!

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  34. Hello, Anonymous. In answer to whether there is a DOG PARK to practice in, the answer is yes.

    Each of the basic walks (seaside, moutain trail or town) on your dog's walks contains one type of park, which are perfect for practising for the disc competitions.

    Look for signs with arrows pointing to a place to either side of the road. Just steer your puppy over to that sign, and the game will ask if you want to stop at the location. The possible locations include the Park, Café, and Gym (where you can practise Lure Coursing, but this is accessible from the TOWN only).

    If you meet other NPC's and their dogs whilst out for a walk, there is also a chance that you and your dog will get invited to go to one of the locations with the NPC as well. This is a good way of finding out where all the parks are.

    Hope that helps!

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  35. Hello, in answer to the two questions about HOW TO DONATE A DOG OR CAT:

    Go to the HOTEL.

    At the bottom of the hotel OPTIONS screen is a differently-coloured option which says DONATE. Choose the pet you wish to donate.

    Tap this option. You will be asked if you are sure you want to donate your chosen pet.

    Tap YES. You have now donated your pet.

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  36. In answer to HOW MUCH MONEY DO YOU HAVE/WHERE TO FiND OUT:

    If you tap the GO OUT option in the main screen, you will see your total amount of money displayed in the top right-hand corner of the screen.

    It is also displayed when in the BARC STORE usually.

    Hope that helps!

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  37. Ealier I said:
    What are the chances of finding a promise ring? My friend has found the promise ring 3 times, I've never found it though, he has Golden Retriever Version, and so do I. But I have about 1000 more Trainer points than him. Is there any reason why? (about 6000 Trainer points)

    He does not have the gold bar, and now he's found 5 promise rings and I've still found none.

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  38. Hello, we have done some more research into the Promise Ring item and have found that Promise rings can sometimes be given to you by your cats.

    If you have a cat and you leave Nintendogs + Cats on for over an hour but do not play with your pets during that time, you may find that your cat disappears from the screen.

    Tap on his/her name tag and icon in the main menu screen and your cat will appear in front of you with a present tied with a blue ribbon. These sometimes happen to be Promise Rings, which can then be sold for £1000 at the second-hand store... Again, this isn't a definite way to get a promise ring but it is worth a try.

    Failing that, why don't you ask your friend how he got the promise ring item?

    Good Luck!

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  39. .:Can you get all dogs avaiable in all games, or do you need that specific game for it?:.
    like getting a golden retriever in toy poodle version?

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  40. Hi Anonymous,

    Yes, all breeds of dog will eventually be unlocked in ALL versions, so there is no need to buy more than one version of the game in order to get every breed...Hope that helps!

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  41. hello! i've been playing nintendogs french bulldog game for about a month, but i still have some questions, first off, in the notifications, every once in awhile it will tell me i have a visitor via spotpass, the first time it was president L Johnson, and his cute little beagles him and her, the second time spotpass notifs told me i have president hoover and his german sheperd king tut to meet, but when i went to the journal to meet him, intead i found myself in the park with President calvin coolidge and his jack russel terrier peter pan. any explination as to why i got the wrong president and his dog in spotpass?

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  42. Er, unfortunately, the UK versions of this game do not come with the presidential DLC that the US versions have, as we are a UK-based blogsite, we cannot help solve your issue at this time.

    We did read on some 3DS/Nintendogs + Cats forums that the Presidents and their pets may be repeated over time, so there is still a chance that you can still get your meeting with President Hoover at a later date...

    However, it sounds like it is most likely a software glitch and we would suggest that you report the problem to Nintendo as it might require a patch of some kind in order to correct it.

    If anyone else from America has the French Bulldog version of this game and has experienced a similar problem, could you please let Mini Gamers know so that we can help resolve this issue.

    Sorry we can't be more helpful! Thank you for your comment.

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  43. HI! i bought the poodle version just under a week ago and am Loving it! just one little question... can you only unlock ALL of the breeds if you go onto streetpass or are there other ways to accomplish this?

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  44. What is the most entertaining breed of cat to get??

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  45. Another US resident looking for an answer about my very own Hoover/Coolidge glitch. Exact same problem here. Maybe I should call the helpline.

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  46. Hi Anonymous.

    All the cats behave in a similar fashion in the game really - playing with cat wands, climbing on furniture. Mini Gamers originally had one of each type when first reviewing the game and found no major differences between the three breeds.

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  47. Hi Jane, thank you for your comment. It definitely sounds like there is a glitch in the programme. Calling the helpline seems like a very good idea under the circumstances.

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  48. (i'm the same person with the presidential spotpass trouble who has yet to make an account)thank you for the recommendation! i asked one of my friends who recently got the game, he said the same thing happened to him, it must have just been a glitch in the spotpass notif or something. but now i'm a little curious, what kinds of things are sent to spotpass in places where u.s presidents(and thier oddly named dogs) mean absolutly nothing?

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  49. Hello, Anonymous.

    If you look at the first question in this FAQ, you will see that you can UNLOCK ALL THE BREEDS by entering your dog in competitions and winning first place (see above for more details)or via streetpass as you mentioned.

    Hope that helps! Thank you for your comment.

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  50. Hello again, (person with the presidential DLC problem,) glad you found our comments of some use.

    In answer to your question about what things are sent via spotpass outside of Japan and US, the answer is absolutely nothing as there does not seem to be much spotpass content in the EU at present, and no spotpass data for this game in the UK. Hopefully Nintendo will rectify this soon.

    Thank you for your comment!

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  51. Earlier I said:

    Ealier I said:
    What are the chances of finding a promise ring? My friend has found the promise ring 3 times, I've never found it though, he has Golden Retriever Version, and so do I. But I have about 1000 more Trainer points than him. Is there any reason why? (about 6000 Trainer points)

    He does not have the gold bar, and now he's found 5 promise rings and I've still found none.

    I was there when he found them. He found them on regular walks while going through cones. Now he has 6 and I have the gold bar and I've only found 1. He hasn't found any with his cat.

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  52. Well there is kind of 31 breeds if you include robopup :)

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  53. Hello, anonymous with the PROMISE RING difficulty, as we said before, the suggestions we made were based on our research about the game, but were not definite ways to get the item you seek.

    As you said that your friend got the item whilst completing the 'traffic cone' mini game (walk your dog through each of the coloured traffic cones without moving or disturbing any of them to get a prize), it would seem that this is the way to unlock the Promise Ring item?

    Find out which walk your friend goes on when he unlocks the promise rings, as that might help.

    If anyone has a solution about how to unlock Promise Rings in the Golden Retriever edition of Nintendogs and Cats, please leave us a comment and let us know...

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  54. Hello, Yes, 31 Dogs. Have seen the Robopup on Youtube. Looks cute! Haven't got enough materials for Mini Gamers to unlock it yet though... Thanks for your comment.

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  55. I am OBSESSED with this game, I got it yesterday. Is there an easier way to earn money? I need a cat :P

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    1. to get FREE puppies from the dogs you have, first find the rose(if you can, find two). Then, stock up on formula and dry food. Buy two dogs of the same breed (they can be different colors) and buy them on the SAME DAY! They have to be male and female. If you have both roses, give them each one. If you only have one, give it to the girl and by the boy a red collar. feed them only dry food and formula with no treats, no baths, no walks, and no competitons. You will want a brush and every day, brush the girl and when you start noticing she's starting getting fatter when you brush her, then she's pregnant. Soon, when you get on the game, you'll have a puppy looking like one of the parents. Also, don't put any other pets with the pair or the mother will lose the puppy when she's pregnant. Rose can be found on walks.

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    2. That doesn't work in the nintendogs plus cats. You can't breed them. Only in The original nintendogs.

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    3. That doesn't work. Honey don't try it. It only works in the original nintendogs game as that's why we could get 11 rather than 6x

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  56. Hi Anonymous, glad you are enjoying the game. No,there is only a few ways to earn money in the game - have about 3 dogs first. With three dogs, you can enter the competitions six times (twice per competition) and start to accrue some good money... The cat won't be far behind.

    Hope that helps!

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  57. Game is overall more fun than the original. The graphics are much better and everything is more realistic; the walks are exponentially better.

    Only six pets though, which is a massive dislike. Add more breeds and a new species but take off five slots? Not your best move, Nintendo.

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  58. HI HI HI
    I just had a read of the comments and was wondering what a promise ring is

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  59. GO TO THIS WEBSITE TO SEE PICS OF THE PROMISE RING, WHAT THE PROMISE RING IS, HOW MUCH IT'S WORTH ON ALL NINTENDOGS GAMES AND ALOT MORE TIPS TO HELP YOU GET IT :

    COPY THIS
    http://nintendogs.wikia.com/wiki/Promise_Ring

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  60. umm i have the french bulldog version and im wondering if how can you speed up the owner points? besides the rest is asome and i am looking forward to the robo pup!!! :)

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  61. Hi, no there isn't a way to speed up the owner points unfortunately. The only way to get owner points is to keep playing with your pets.

    The more days in a row that you play with your cats or dogs, the more trainer points you will get.

    Hope that helps! Thanks for your comment!

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  62. hi i bought the golden retriever and friends version of this game the first day it came out in march and i didnt and still dont have a 3ds to play it on :p i cant wait till november when i get one because this game sounds so fun and so much better than the original it seems worth my wait :D

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  63. Hi! Wow, it sounds as though you have had to be very patient over these last eight months, Mini Gamers truly hopes you have a lot of fun with your new 3DS and we are sure you will enjoy your new Nintendogs + Cats... Please send us a comment again and let us know what you think of it once you have played it.

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  64. Hi um i have the french bulldog and i have 5,ooo owner points and it did not come available how come? please answer!!!!

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  65. Hello, anonymous. (French Bulldog version getter) Mini Gamers would like to help, but we are not sure what 'it' is that you were expecting to become available at 5,000 owner points.

    If you can get back to us with a bit more detail about the item you are trying to unlock, then we will try our best to help you.

    Thank you for your comment.

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  66. i found it really useful to know that youmonly get 6 dogs but i do find it abit stupid we should be able to buy all the dogs we want,

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  67. Hi, I was just wondering, how many trainer points are needed to unlock the Pomeranian?

    Thanks

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  68. I had problems with my dog recognising one of the vocal commands (just one, all the others worked fine), so to avoid any confusion in competitions I made her forget that single command and tried to teach it again with another word. But it simply doesnt work: she does the trick but there's no mic icon over her head, or - if it appears - it disappears faster than I can pronounce the word. Any help would be appreciated.

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  69. In answer to question about HOW MANY TRAINER POINTS TO UNLOCK POMERAINIAN, you need 2,200 trainer points to unlock this breed. Good luck! Thanks for your comment!

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  70. Dear Milla, this is not a problem which Mini Gamers has experienced during our time with Nintendogs + Cats... It could be that your game has a slight fault...

    Has anyone else had this problem when using Nintendogs + Cats? Please leave us a comment and let us know. Hope this issue can be sorted out soon. Thank you for your comment.

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  71. how many owner points do you need to unlock the cocker?

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  72. Hi Anonymous, you need 2100 trainer points to unlock the cocker spaniel. Hope that helps!

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  73. How many points on the French Bulldog version do you need to unlock the pomeranian?

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  74. how many trainer points do i need to unlock the toy poodle?

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  75. Hi Fluffyfluffy, you need 5800 trainer points to unlock the pomeranian in the French Bulldog version. Thanks for your comment.

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  76. Hi Anonymous, you need 9800 trainer points to unlock the Toy Poodle breed. Hope that helps! Thank you for your comment!

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  77. how will i teach my dog to sit up and roll over for 7 seconds?

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  78. Hi, Anonymous, your dog learns (as we do) by practising. Once he/she has learned the basic 'sit' command, keep making him/her sit until they stay sitting for more than 7 seconds. Hope that helps!

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  79. how do i know how many seconds she sits?

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  80. Hello again! Just train her until she can sit for a long time, or time her each time she sits if you wish... thanks for your comment.

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  81. I need help I need the answer to:
    How many DAYS are needed to unlock the:
    Beagle,
    Maltease
    Miniture Pincher
    Pug
    Shiba Inu
    Please tell me I am desperate, oh I do not need points I just need the days such as,
    Poodle= I know you need 9800 points but you can also get it for playing for 31 days. Thanks x OH please tell me on my email: paigeowen1@live.co.uk preferably but if not on here thanks x :)

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  82. Hello! I'm having a problem with getting my dog to hold a trick (Sit up/ roll over, to be specific) for seven seconds. I have gone through over fourty treats trying to teach her, and each time her max holding is about 5 seconds. Is this normal? Does it really take THAT long to teach them to hold it?

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  83. How many points do you need to unlock the Shiba Inu?

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  84. How much trainer points do you need for the bird lure?

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  85. Dear anonymous, you will need 2,350 trainer points to unlock the BIRD LURE (actually called the Pro Lure), which equates to twelve days of play. Hope that helps!

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  86. Hello, To Unlock SHIBA INU, you need 9,800 trainer points. Thank you for your comment!

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  87. Hello Anonymous, TO GET YOUR DOG TO SIT FOR 7 SECONDS... it will take a lot of patience to train your dog to sit for the required length of time.

    Just keep repeating the sit command and waving the treat. Wait until the treat icon flashes red and/or makes a noise before feeding the treat to your puppy. Hope that helps! Thank you for your comment.

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  88. Dear Paige, Sorry but Mini Gamers cannot reply to private emails... However, in answer to your question,HOW MANY DAYS ARE NEEDED, the answers are as follows:

    Beagle = 15 days play

    Maltese = between 11 and 15 days play depending on which version you have.

    Mini Pinscher = between 11-25 days depending on which version you have.

    Pug = 25 days of play.(6 days with Toy Poodle version)

    Shibu Inu = 31 days of play.

    Hope that helps!

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    2. You need 2,000 trainer points to Unlock Chihuahua. Hope that helps!

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  89. Hi, i was reading and i know you can unlock diffrent dogs through competitions and by winning first place, but what about items, i still have the regular shampoo and treats, but on a walk my dog found some suprize treats and he also found a "Premium Shampoo", any ideas on how to unlock these items for buying in the store?

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  90. Hello, yes, items are unlocked by earning Trainer points, which mean that items can become unlocked depending on how many days you have played the game. Please note that the specific number of days needed to unlock each item varies depending on which version of the game you have.

    Premium shampoo can be unlocked by playing for approx 19 days, which equates to around 5000 Trainer Points. Not sure about surprise biscuits though.

    Hope that helps! Thanks for your comment!

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  91. how to make your dog backflip and front flip?

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  92. Hello, in order to successfully complete a backflip, your dog must first have fully mastered the 'sit' and 'jump' commands.

    When your dog is in a sitting position, order him/her to jump. Your dog should then do a backflip. say 'backflip' when the trick icon appears.

    Keep repeating the steps until your dog recognises the new trick as a 'backflip'.

    A front flip is similar, but requires your dog to have fully learnt the 'Roll Over' and 'Jump' commands.

    When your dog is in the 'Roll Over' position, command him/her to 'jump'. Your dog should then perform a front flip. Say 'Front flip' when the trick icon appears. Keep repeating until your dog recognises the 'Front Flip' command.

    Hope that helps!

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  93. do you know if there are blogspots for other games?

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  94. Hi Anonymous, don't really know about what 'other' games you are looking for. Why not try searching google or yahoo and see what comes up. Thanks for your comment!

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  95. how can you make your dog go faster in the lure coursing?

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  96. Hi anonymous, you need to make sure that your dog is a suitable distance from the Lure, so that they can't leap on it.

    Also, keep pressing the lure so that it squeaks. this will encourage your dog to keep moving.

    It will take time to build up your dog's speed and stamina, so try not to pull the lure too fast along the track for the first few competitions, or your dog won't be able to catch up with you.

    Please note that some dogs (such as King Charles Cavellier spaniel) are better at Lure coursing than others.

    Hope that helps! Thank you for your comment.

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  97. I am trying to teach my dog to backflip and front flip 2 days now and it can't do it.Could you tell me why this happens?

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  98. how many trainer point do you need to unlock the robo pup?

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  99. Hi! In answer to the question of why the dog CAN'T PERFORM BACKFLIP: Mini Gamers has not experienced this problem for ourselves, but it sounds similar to Milla's problem (see above).

    Could it be that the game has a slight inherent fault? If anyone else has experienced a similar problem, or if anyone has a possible solution please leave a comment and let us know...

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  100. In answer to how many Trainer/Owner points are needed to UNLOCK THE ROBOPUP:

    It takes around 1100 Owner Points to unlock the Robopup and its accompanying voucher, which can then be found in Mr R's store.

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  101. Hi,
    my name is leah :)
    I got the toy poodle version for christmas and i just wanted to say that i found out alot of things from this article as i was waiting for a note saying i had unlocked a bread of dog.........as i had been waiting to unlock a great dane ..... when i had read this article i quickly went into the kennel and found 3 new breads a pug a yorki and A GREAT DANE!!! thankx so mutch or i would of never knew!

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    where can i view my trainor points?

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  102. Hi Leah, so glad we could help you to find a Great Dane puppy!

    You can view your Owner Points by tapping the envelope icon in your Nintendogs + Cats Journal. The minimum trainer points you can earn per day is two points.

    Hope that helps! Thanks for your comment!

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  103. how do you make your puppy bring the disc on its own?

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  104. Hi! Your puppy learns with practise, in the early competitions, tap the stylus on the screen and call your dog back to you, but practise in the local parks by calling your dog's name and getting them to return the disc to you.

    Then, slowly try calling your dog's name in the competition to get them to bring you the disc, or try a combination of tapping and calling if you prefer.

    As the bond between you and your puppy strethens, and as the puppy's stamina improves, it should start returning the disc to you without you having to call it.

    Hope that helps! Thanks for your comment!

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    1. does it matter if i whistle?

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    2. Unfortunately, whistling isn't really recognised by this game, mate.

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  105. Hi MiniGamers, if I donate my pet, will I get money? (French Bulldog version)

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  106. I was kind of disappointed when I got Nintendogs+Cats to learn that I could only keep 6 pets in this game. That's a big change from the previous maximum of 11. ):

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    1. Hi Anon, Yes, Mini Gamers was surprised that the number of pets one could actually adopt has been reduced so significantly as well... very disappointing. Thank you for your comment.

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    2. I was disapointed with this game about the less dogs you can own i had every pet planed

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  107. Hi. I was just wondering if your dogs can have puppies in this game. I know you can have puppies in the original Nintendogs game so I am hoping you can in this too.

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    1. no your puppies can't have their own puppies.i'm sorry.

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    2. No, it is true that puppies cannot have their own puppies in this game. PLEASE GO TO QUESTION 7 IN THIS FAQ FOR DETAILS. Thank you for your comment.

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  108. Hi. In answer to the question from 15th Jan 2012, No, it is not possible to gain money from donating your pets. Sorry. Thank you for your comment.

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  109. Hi, I just got the "Nintendogs & Cats:Toy poodle and friends" game and I'm wondering if you can get a Golden Retriever in this certian game. If you know that answer, please tell me. Also, is there any other cat breeds? And, a few more things. Can cats or dogs have puppies/kittens? How do I get more money, because I'm trying to buy a kitten, I have been trying for days now, I have $745 dollars, so please; Answer the following questions (if you can). Please and Thankyou! <3 :)

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    1. Hello anonymous, I think you will find the answers to your questions have already been provided in the article above, except for are there any other cat breeds and the one about the golden retriever, which Mini Gamers will answer now:

      No, only three breeds of cats but many different fur patterns to choose from.

      Yes, ALL 30 dog breeds are available to be unlocked in each version of the game. You will need 9,800 trainer points to unlock this breed in your version of the game.

      As for your other questions about dogs having puppies and/or kittens, or how to make more money, please see questions 2 and 7 in our FAQ above.

      Hope that helps!

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  110. How do I know how many trainer points I have and How do I get them?

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    1. You can find out about the Trainer Points that you have (now called Owner Points) by clicking on the envelope symbol in the top corner of your Nintendogs + Cats journal.

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  111. Hi, Minigamers, my question is:
    Which dog breed is the best at Disc Competitions?
    The dig I have right now is a Shiba Inu and she's not too bad, but despite constant practice, she can't catch the disc once it reached the last two coloured sections of the contest field.
    I know that certain dogs (such as the King Charles, I believe), are naturally better at contests such as the Lure Course. So, is there a breed like this for the Disc Competition?

    Thank you!

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    1. Hi Mery,

      Smaller dogs such as Jack Russell, Pug and/or King Charles Cavellier puppies are best for the disc competition, although larger dogs like Labrador or boxers seem to do well too.

      It does take plenty of time for your dog to gain the maximum stamina to win the higher competions.

      Have you considered training her with a boomerang (rather than a disc). This teaches her to jump for the item rather than just catch it, meaning higher points in disc competitions.

      Also, remember to pet her whenever she successfully brings the boomerang/disc back to you.

      Furthermore, try to refrain from using the PRO DISC. This disc is only for dogs who can score 11 or more in one throw during competitions and usually ends up being to fast for untrained dogs to catch...

      Hope that helps! Thank you for your comment.

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    2. Yes, it most definitely does! Thank you!

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  112. hi, I have had the golden retriever version since Christmas and I think it sucks that they cant have puppies. Why cant they have them anymore?

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    1. Hi anonymous,

      The truth is, we don't know why. Maybe it was more difficult to include in the 3D game? It is a big shame.

      Thank you for your comment.

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  113. What is the best dog for disc and lure compitions?

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    1. Actually, the best dog for both disc and lure competitions seems to be a King Charles Cavellier Spaniel, but other dogs such as Pug, labrador or boxer do just as well in either of these competitions.

      Hope that helps!

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    2. well i have a dog and she is a jackrussle and always get in 2 or 3 place in the nintendog cup what do i do? she gets distracted

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    3. Hi faithwolf, You don't actually mention which competition you are refering to, but if it is the lure competition, then pressing the horn at regular intervals whilst she is running should stop her from getting distracted.

      If it is the disc competion, your dog needs more training - take her to the park and practise with a BOOMERANG rather than a disc. This is slower than a disc and helps to teach her to jump for the item, which means increased points during competitions. Remember to pet her and feed her with treats each time she successfully brings the disc back to you. Eventually, she will learn that she gets attention for bringing the disc back to you straight away, and she should get less and less distracted.

      Thank you for your comment! Hope this helps!

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  114. Hi Doglover789789, unfortunately, there is no option of breeding dogs in this game. Sorry!

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  115. I have a golden named Rose and a Shiba named Bear. Recently I got a dalmation named Skye I went through all of the normal beginning stuff (calming the dog, naming it) but now whenever the other dogs interact with her they'll whine and lower their tails. Rose barks at Skye alot to. Do Bear and Rose hate Skye? if so what do I do?

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    1. Hi Snxwolfcat, Lovely names for your dogs! In answer to your question, yes, it is possible for different dogs to dislike one another. Try petting each of your dogs in turn whenever you interact with them, so they know that you are giving them equal attention and not playing 'favourites'.

      Also try some positive reinforcement by giving them treats when they play nicely together. It may take time for their behaviour to change, so don't expect instant friendships to form.

      If, after a while the situation doesn't improve, try keeping Skye in the dog hotel rather than in the main game and bring her out to play on her own or with only one of the other dogs.

      Hope that helps!

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  116. Just wondering, but can you buy a double leash / lead? If so where can you buy it?

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    1. Hi Anonymous, as far as Mini Gamers can tell, there is no double lead/leash item in any of the three Nintendogs + Cats versions. Sorry.

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  117. hi its me again my dog won the disc compition because you helped me win with those tips and i got 2 new pets a cat named tom and a dog name max but tom hisses at every pet even misty my other cat what do I do?

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    1. Hi Faithwolf, glad we could help you win the disc competition, that's fantastic...

      As for your cat problem:

      it is possible for different pets to dislike one another. Try petting each of your pets in turn whenever you interact with them, so they know that you are giving them equal attention and not playing 'favourites'.

      Also try some positive reinforcement by giving them treats when they play nicely together. It may take time for their behaviour to change, so don't expect instant friendships to form.

      If, after a while the situation doesn't improve, try keeping Tom in the hotel rather than in the main game and bring him out to play on his own or with only one of the other pets.

      Good Luck! Thank you for your comment!

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  118. heya Mini gamers! Um i need help coz well ive been playing nintendogs + cats for a LONG LONG time! But today i just checked out this site and i saw this comment, that said 'how can i get my dog to do a back flip or front flip!?' well i have the same problem but how do you do it because its not on my dog's (lucky)trick list! So my main questions are, how do you get frontflip or backflip onto your dogs trick list? and Do you need any Onwer points to get it?

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    1. Hi Anonymous, the answer to your question is that you don't need front flip or back flip to be in your trick list, as these are so-called hidden tricks which use a combination of tricks that your dog has already learnt.

      Thus, to get Lucky to do a backflip, get your dog to sit, and then command him/her to 'jump' she/he should then perform a backflip.

      Say 'backflip' when the trick icon appears, and keep repeating this until your dog has learnt the trick.

      For a front flip, command your dog to 'lie down, and then 'jump'. Lucky will then perform a front flip.

      Say "Front flip" when the trick icon appears, and keep repeating this until your dog has learnt the trick.

      Please note, that before your dog can do a backflip or front flip, it must have first fully learnt the 'jump' 'lie down', 'roll over', and 'sit' commands.

      Hope that helps!

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    2. hi i tried this as soon as i read it, but it didnt work. please help.

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  119. I have an question:
    Are there dogs that are "bad" at everything becouse is bought a german shepperd, he is not very good at disc not lure. I tried the boomerang new lures but nothing helped. I do like him so i'm not donating him. But whitch dog should I buy like one good at everything? Hope to hear from you soon.

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  120. i have a question. how do you meet other people and communicate with them in nintendogs and cats 3ds? im totally confused! help! :)

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  121. Can i have JUST cats on this?, because i know you have to have a dog to have a cat.

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  122. is there a quick way to get trainer points? like faster then just doing normal stuff?

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  123. Hey mini gamers!
    I have the golden retriever version of Nintendogs + Cats and I am wondering how many owner points do you need to get any type of husky? I think this game is AMAZING. Is the lollipop flying disc any better than the normal disc?

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  124. Hi guys! I just have to say fantastic blog! Absolutely fabulous.

    I've been playing French Bulldog for about a week, and I've gotten 2 Stardust, and I just wondered what is it and what do I use it to?

    And I also wondered when do I get to buy the more advanced lures? My Yorkie Rachael is very good in the Lure Competition, but I want her to do even better and I hope a better lure will encourage her :))

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  125. Im wondering, in the kennel when i select the 'Standard' cat it doesnt let me have the option of 'surprise me' is it ment to be like that of is it some sort of glitch?

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  126. I own a Dsi and really want the game. The problem is, I don't own a 3ds. Is the game really worth buying a 3ds? is the 3ds that good anyway?

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  127. How do I know how many days I've played if I have not kept track? I started a new game a while back so activity journal wont help.

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  128. Yey! I just bought nintendogs and cats and it is arriving on wed!Sooo excited!I read through all the questions and answers.i didnt realise u could have puppies on the old version!Shame about not being able to have more than 6 pups!!!On the labrador version,can u get huskies nor dalmations?thanks mini gamers

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  129. Hey mini gamers, just like to say...
    this game is AMAZING!! It is way better than the old nintendogs. The walks are better to because we get to see the dogs whole body where as on the other one the only thing we could see was their side profile. Also, is there a little code that makes more money, like a,b,x,y,up,down,left,right?

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  130. Wonderful blog!
    I just wish you would put a list on here saying certain items you get with a certain amount of Owner Points.

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  131. Is there a way to transfer your dog to another 3DS? I have the max # of dogs (6), is it possible to send on to another 3DS in order to get a new dog without deleting one of the old ones? I assume the 2nd 3DS would need a copy of the program. Would it have to be the same one? (Both the Toy Poodle or could it be Toy Poodle & French Bulldog for example?) Thanks

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    1. I'm not sure...you could try the 3Ds system transfer tool in the system settings other options.
      I hope this helps you or anyone with the same problem later!:)

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  132. I have the Golden Retriever version and was wondering wether there is a cheat code for owning more pets.

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  133. Hello, I have the toy poodle version and I know RoboPups exist, but how can I get the RoboPup voucher? I wanna get one so bad

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  134. Appreciating the time and effort you put into your blog and detailed information you offer.
    It's awesome to come across a blog every once in a while that isn't the same old rehashed information.
    Great read! I've saved your site and I'm including your RSS
    feeds to my Google account.

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  135. hey i was wondering how do i get more money

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  136. how hould i choose mny pet wisely

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  137. To meet people on 3ds you need to walk by them on the street with your DS on with nintendogs in it. After you walk past them in the journal you can select to meet up with them at the park with your dogs. Hope this helps!

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  138. You can have just cats on you but you always have to have one dog even if he's just at the hotel. If you only have cats at your house though it would be boring..... no walks or competitions! Hope this helps!!!!!!!!!

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  139. Sorry, but there is no way to get trainer points faster than usual.

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  140. The flying lollipop disc is no better than another disc..... it just looks cool along with other non basic discs. Hope you win that contest!!!!!

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  141. Hi! Stardust is used in mr.rs shop to make items such as a robopup voucher. Its good to collect them for when you get enough trainer points to make something with it. Also for lures at 900 trainer points you should be able to get the banana lure at the pet supply an the pro lure at1600 owner points. Lures do not improve your dogs performance though they are for when your dog gets to fast for his own lure and keeps catching it.

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  142. I am not sure why you can't choose surprise me for standard cats..... neither can I.

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  143. Getting a 3ds for nintendogs plus cats is so worth it. I really wanted a 3ds just for nintendogs and waited a whole year for it.... then though I couldn't find the game. I spent a long time looking for it and when I found it I was ecstatic!!!!!!!!!! It is so worth it

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  144. There is no way to tell how long you have been playing you will have to figure that on your own by counting every day.

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  145. You can get huskies and labradores on all versions after a certain amount of trainer points.

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  146. There is no instant money code and there is no way you can transfer your old dogs to your new DS and game..... sorry:{

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  147. There is no cheat code for owning more pets sorry:<

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  148. To get a robo pup voucher you need1100 trainer points and then go and see Mr. R and give him the required items

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  149. To get money you can win contests, get piggy banks and smash them on the floor or you can sell items to Mr. R you find on walks.

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  150. To choose your pet wisely find the dog that comes running to you first, pick a personality that will be obedient ( read what it says when you select choose this dog) and make sure you love the breed and the dogs colour and markings!!!! Hope this is usefull

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  151. You know on the nintendogs version that you can unlock all the breeds. Doesn't matter what version you have, is that the same on the 3ds version

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