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?
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