I've recently started playing Fallout 4, and I've acquired Dogmeat. Long story short, I told him to stay in a small building so I could down a few raiders quietly but I forgot about him and I can't find him. Is there a way to call Dogmeat back or do I have to retrace my steps until I'm reunited with him?
You can ask another companion to join you, at which point you should have an option to tell dogmeat to go back to one of your bases.
If you are playing on the PC, you can move him to you. I had to do this once because he clipped in a wall and never came with me when I fast traveled away.
You can do it by following these steps.
Open up the Console by typing Tilde (~)
Type 'prid 0001d162'
Type 'moveto player'
Hit Tilde (~) again to close the console
Dogmeat will shoot to you like he is being magically summoned and be next to you!
Travel the Commonwealth with your Dogmeat
If you fast travel he will follow you again.
If you get another companion you will be asked where to send dogmeat.
If you try all of these and they don’t work(especially the switching companions hint), dog meat automatically can be found again at red rocket if you didn’t assign him to a settlement.
Found out that if you do part of the quest Reunions, he will wait at Fort Hagen, even if you use 'moveto' he will instantly run there.