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Tricks/Dog Contest FAQ by arieneko
Version: 0.5 | Updated: 05/08/2005
******************:================:******************** NINTENDOGS: CHIHUAHUA AND FRIENDS NINTENDOGS: DACHSHUND AND FRIENDS NINTENDOGS: SHIBA AND FRIENDS ------------------------- Trick and Dog Contest FAQ ------------------------- ******************:================:******************** Copyright: 2005 Annissa Wong Author: Annissa Wong aka arienai Date: April 30th Any questions, suggestions please send to: email@example.com. ========================================================= INDEX ========================================================= 1. Basic Tricks --------------------------------------------------------- 2. Dog Contest --------------------------------------------------------- 3. Advanced Tricks --------------------------------------------------------- 4. Miscellaneous Tricks ========================================================= Why do tricks and enter the dog contest? Because they're fun! Nothing like watching your Nintendog do a backflip when you tell him, "Just do it!" The dog contest can be a pain in the rear-end (ahem), but if you master them, you will never complain about how you don't have cash to buy another dog or where to get the yen to upgrade the dog room. At the time of writing this, I am over 7 million yen so far, working towards a 10 million yen upgrade. This is half a translation of the tricks and dog competition books that can be found in the Dog Care section of the Items. The other half consists of advanced tricks which are NOT listed in the trick book found in the game. If you find any more advanced tricks, please e-mail me and I can include it in this guide. You will need to have Japanese text encoding activated to see some of the Japanese text in this guide. From Medwaypvb of GamesFAQ: "To see Shift-JIS Japanese correctly, make sure you have Japanese support installed, then: Choose the "View" menu in your browser Choose the "Encoding"/"Character Coding" entry (or similar, depends on browser) Find and select "Japanese (Shift-JIS)", you may have to look through a few sub-menus. Now this FAQ should display Japanese characters correctly." ========================================================= 1: BASIC TRICKS - BOOK TRANSLATION ========================================================= You can only teach your dog 3-4 tricks a day, and he can only remember a maximum of 15 tricks (less if there are more difficult tricks). If you train your dog diligently, you could theoretically pass the Beginner Class of the dog contest in the first day, since there are only 3 "required" tricks in the game. Also, there is no SIT command listed in this book because SIT is the first trick that the AUTOMATIC tutorial that the game make you teach your dog. You can find the Trick Book しつけの本 in the Dog Care section of your item list. IMPORTANT NOTE: You don't have to teach the dog exactly what the book says to, its often easier to get the dog to understand the trick if you teach a long phrase. It won't get confused as easily. Page 1 ------ ABOUT VOICE It is very important for your dog to be able to hear your voice clearly so you can communicate with it. There are certain things you have to be careful of. The most important thing is to speak clearly, and say the full word to the last syllable. Page 2 ------ ABOUT VOICE To make sure that your dog doesn't get confused about the name of the tricks, make sure that you don't use the same name for different tricks. Say the trick in the same voice all the time to make sure that your dog can hear it clearly. Page 3 ------ About the ? Mark When you have a red ? mark, your dog wasn't able to hear your voice clearly. When the blue ? mark shows up, your dog is confused about the same name applied to a different trick. Page 4 ------ HAND Touch your dog's front paw and hold it, and you will be able to lift his front leg. Once you've lifted his leg, touch the Training Button and teach him "HAND". Page 5 ------ DOWN (OR CROUCH DOWN) Get your dog to sit, then touch his head, and then draw a line straight down and he will crouch down. Touch the training button and teach him "DOWN". Page 6 ------ ROLL OVER Have your dog sit, then get him down onto his belly (DOWN), then touch your dog and draw a straight line horizontally. You dog will go onto his side. Page 7 ------ ROLL OVER Once your dog is on his side, then touch your dog and draw a straight line up. He will then show his belly (facing up). Touch the training button and teach him "ROLL OVER". Page 8 ------ RUN IN A CIRCLE (OMAWARI) Touch and hold your dog's tail and he will start to run in circles. Touch the training button and teach your dog "RUN IN A CIRCLE". Page 9 ------ JUMP If your dog is wiggling his butt, it is a guesture to show that he wants you to play with him. At this time, touch the space above your dog's head and he'll jump. Touch the training button and teach him "JUMP". Page 10 ------- STAND When your dog is standing on all four legs, touch your dog and draw a straight line up from buttom to top and he'll stand on his hind legs. Touch the training button and teach him "STAND". Page 11 ------- STAND However, STAND is a very difficult trick for a dog. If your dog doesn't like you very much, then he won't do STAND for you. Page 12 ------- OTHER TRICKS This book introduced the basic tricks, but there are many other tricks that you can teach your dog. While you're living with your dog, try to find these tricks on your own! -END- MIRROR MOVES ------------ If you teach your dog to offer his left paw in HAND, you can also teach another version offering the right paw. Mirror moves are considered different tricks, so it could be very easy to fill up the 15 slots available for tricks. ENCOURAGEMENT ------------- Don't forget to PET YOUR DOG every time he completes a trick! In the beginning, pet him every time he completes a trick you told him to do. He should give off shiny sparkles of happiness. As you progress, it might be a good idea to give him a few commands to complete, then pet him afterwards so that he can get used to doing one trick after another like he would need for the Dog Contest. Petting your dog is also a sign that you're done with a particular set of tricks. If you want him to do advanced tricks, you should NOT pet him in between commands. Please read Advanced Tricks for more info. These tricks will get you through the dog contests through to Expert stage. Having some extra tricks for the Free Performance time wouldn't hurt either. If you want to get through Master or Champion stage, I suggest you also read through the advanced trick section of this guide. ========================================================= 2: DOG CONTEST - BOOK TRANSLATION ========================================================= This is a translation of the dog contest. To get pass the dog contests, it requires a little bit of studying so you can recognize the Japanese characters so that you can know right away which trick they want your dog to do. Yes, its time to study. Here's what you need to know: おすわり - SIT おて - HAND ふせ - DOWN ゴローン - ROLL OVER おまわり - RUN IN A CIRCLE ジャンプ - JUMP チンチン - STAND 自由演技 - FREE PERFORMANCE -- を 3秒間 - HOLD -- FOR 3 SECONDS OK, down to the book: You can find the Dog Contest Book ドッグコンテストの本 in the Dog Care section of your item list. Page 1 ------ RULES The Dog Contest is the place toshow off your dog's tricks and his beauty. Within the designated time, perform the tricks designated perfectly. Page 2 ------ RULES For the performance, there are a series of designated tricks and you will also have some time for a Free Performance. Once your dog has cleared all the tricks, the judges will judge on a scale of 10 (10 for perfect). Page 3 ------ RULES The judges not only judge on the performance, but they also judge your dog's beauty. Before you go to the Dog Contest, make sure your dog is presentable. Page 4 ------ PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR EACH CLASS 1) Beginner's Class おすわり - SIT おて - HAND ふせ - DOWN 自由演技 - FREE PERFORMANCE 2) Open Class おすわり - SIT おて - HAND ふせ - DOWN ゴローン - ROLL OVER おまわり - RUN IN A CIRCLE 自由演技 - FREE PERFORMANCE Page 5 ------ PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR EACH CLASS 3) Expert Class おすわり - SIT おて - HAND ふせ - DOWN ゴローン - ROLL OVER おまわり - RUN IN A CIRCLE ジャンプ - JUMP チンチン - STAND 自由演技 - FREE PERFORMANCE Page 6 ------ If you train your dog to do the tricks many times, he'll become accustomed to the tricks and then he will be able to do them for longer. Once your dog has done the trick, be sure to praise your dog and you'll get better results. -END- TOO BAD... ---------- If you fail to place at the top 3 in a certain class, then you are sent back down one class. For example, if you are attempting your Master class, but you fail to place, then the next time you go for a Dog Contest, you will be automatically placed in the Expert class. This works even if you have already won your Championship. If for whatever reason, your dog fails to place in the Championship, you will be sent back to the Masters class. Because of this, they will keep track of how many times that you have consecutively won the Championship. HOLD THAT POSE! --------------- If you have managed to pass Expert class, big congrats! I'm sure you know all about those "Hold for 3 Second" requirements. Well, from Master class on, it's another level all together. For the Master and Champion Stages, they will require you to 2 basic tricks for a longer time period (10 & 15 sec for Master; 15 & 20 sec for Champion). It is random each time which trick is picked, but some of the tricks that you might train your dog to hold for longer are: SIT, DOWN, ROLL OVER, RUN IN A CIRCLE, and STAND. To get the dogs to increase their endurance for these tricks is very simple, get them to do the trick, then pet continuously them while they are doing it. Except for RUN IN A CIRCLE, you are able to encourage your dog while they are doing the trick. In the case of the CIRCLE move, you will just have to pet the dog after they are done. Repeat as necessary. PRIZE MONEY ----------- The prize money from the Dog Contest at some levels are more than DOUBLE what's offered in the other two contests. I've forgotten to write it down, but here are what 1st place at the higher levels can get you: Expert level, 1st place - 250,000 yen Master level, 1st place - 500,000 yen Championship - 1,000,000 yen Compared to the disk competition which gets you 300,000 yen for the Championship, the Dog Contest is well worth your time. Once you get the championship, you can go back and do it again for another cool mil. You'll never lack money. ========================================================= 3: ADVANCED TRICKS ========================================================= Here comes the fun (and sometimes impossible, really) part. Advanced tricks are exactly that, advanced and sometimes hard to teach depending on your breed of dog. For those people who want an easy time of it I definitely recommend the Shiba breed. It only took me about 6 days of leisurely play to train my Shiba so that he brought home the Dog Contest Championship. The most important thing is to CATCH THE TRAINING BUTTON! The dog can get disinterested VERY quickly once he does an advanced trick. It is also useful to think up of a name for the move you are teaching before you try to teach it. If you are caught by surprise by the dog actually doing this trick, you could end up teaching the the trick as, "OMG, what do I do now?" It is really up to you what you want to call these tricks. As long as you can remember it for the Dog Contests. Oh, and be patient. Nintendo was amazing in how realistic they made these dogs. If the dog doesn't like you, or they're tired, they won't do the trick, no matter how much you poke the stylus at them. FLIP INTO THE AIR FROM BACK (for lack of a better name) ------------------------------------------------------- Necessary commands: ROLL OVER & JUMP Make sure your dog knows how to roll onto his back and jump first. Command him to be on his back, but DON'T PET HIM, and immediently command him to jump. If your dog is well fed and watered, then he'll have a better chance of doing this. The important thing is DON'T pet him when he is on his back, or else he'll think the trick is over. Be patient, because if he doesn't feel like it, then he's only going to get up on all fours to jump. BACKFLIP -------- Necessary commands: SIT & JUMP Same principle as the flip from being on his back. Command him to sit, then command him to jump right away. It'll take a few tries, but he'll get it soon enough. Make sure you have your stylus ready to push the trick bubble, cuz he looses interest fast after he does it. HANDSTAND --------- Necessary commands: DOWN & STAND Now have your dog lie on his belly, then tell him to stand, and he'll do a hand stand on his front 2 paws!!! Alternative way: While your dog is crouching and shaking his rear-end in the air in the play position, you can draw a straight line down to up and he might do a handstand. This way, you don't need to teach him the necessary commands, but it all depends on if you can get him to do it while he's in a playful mood. TURNING IN A CIRCLE WHILE STANDING ---------------------------------- Necessary commands: STAND & RUN IN A CIRCLE Make sure your dog knows how to stand, and run in a circle. Command him to stand, then to run in a circle. Don't pet him or give him any time in between. DANCING (FIDGETING) ON HIND PAWS -------------------------------- Necessary commands: STAND Teach your dog how to stand, then take a paw, and help him up so that he's only on his hind paws and steady him. Then let go of his front paws and he should start fidgeting (It looks like dancing, so I named it "Shall we dance?") BUNNY HOP --------- Necessary commands: DANCING & JUMP Tell your dog to do the dance move, then command him to jump, he should start to hop like a bunny. HIGH JUMP --------- Different from the normal jump, its a higher jump and depends on your dog's mood. Follow the same teaching as for a normal jump. If he's really hyper, he might jump until he can touch your hand (stylus). BREAKDANCE! ----------- Necessary commands: ROLL OVER & RUN IN A CIRCLE Tell your dog to roll onto his back, then to run in a circle. He should spin on his back (like breakdancing). That's all the advanced tricks my dog knows at the time of writing. No doubt there are some other tricks that I haven't been able to get yet. If you find anything, please email me so I can update the FAQ! DELETING TRICKS --------------- If you filled your dog's head with too many of the miscellaneous tricks listed below, you might want to delete them so you can teach the advanced tricks. To delete a trick, from the Home screen (the saving screen) touch the spot with your dog's name, and it lists your dog's current statistics. There are 2 buttons on the bottom. Pick the left one and it should take you to a list of all the tricks that your dog remembers so far. Pick the one you want him to forget, then press yes (はい). He'll forget it and you'll have more space for extras. If your dog confuse the name of a trick with another one, it might be a good idea to delete it and teach it again. It'll take some time, but it'll ensure that you don't mess up during the contest. ========================================================= 4: MISCELLANEOUS TRICKS ========================================================= As the title of this section implies, this is a section for all those tricks that aren't actually that hard, but not really in the book either. If you're just starting off with your dog, you might want to teach him these tricks to use in the Free Performance part of the Dog Contests in the Beginner and Opening Class to net yourself a few more points. As you teach your dogs the advanced tricks though, you might want to delete these, as the advanced tricks give a lot more points in the Dog Contests. SNEEZING -------- If you touch the dog's nose at any time, he'll sneeze. Touch the training button for an easy trick to teach. GREETING (SHAKING REAR-END) --------------------------- When your dog is happy and hyper-active, he'll come to you and stick his butt in the air, shaking it. He can shake it at you or away from you, there's 2 tricks right there you can teach him. HOWLING/ SINGING ---------------- This one depends on circumstance. While you're playing with your dog sometimes, an ambulance/ police car may pass, and your dog MAY howl at its passing. You just have to catch the trick bubble fast enough. *************** CREDITS Thanks to all the great people at the GameFAQ Message Boards! Thank you to AngelBrain for the Breakdance move! Thank you to Medwaypvb for instructions for how to view Japanese font encoding. You can also see this guide with Medwaypvb's awesome Japanese gifs if you don't want to install Japanese fonts: http://www.medwaypvb.com/dogstricklist.htm http://www.medwaypvb.com/dogscompetitions.htm *************** UPDATE 0.2: Fixed Title and Opening message. Fixed missing category in Page 5 of the Dog Contest translation. Added information about Class Levels and Holding Basic Tricks in Dog Contests. Added information to Advanced Tricks. --------------- UPDATE 0.25: Added instructions for viewing Japanese fonts. Added Breakdance to advanced moves. Fixed mistake in category in Page 5 of the Dog Contest translation. Added Medwaypvb's website links. --------------- UPDATE 0.5: Added info, Mirror Moves, and Encouragement section in Basic Tricks. Added Alternative way to teach the Handstand in Advanced Tricks. Added Deleting Tricks to Advanced Tricks. Added Miscellaneous Tricks section, relocated Howling/Singing. Fixed Credit Section.