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A loading screen tip told me that by befriending a dog, it could show me some interesting things.

How do I do that?

If I shove myself into the dog for a while, hearts will show up, be it will stay there.

Are there ways to befriend a dog better than that?

  • Have you tried feeding it meat? (By holding it, the same way you feed horses Apples and Carrots) – MagiTech Mar 14 '17 at 13:20
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In the official guide of the game, it states that if you feed a dog three fruit or meat items it will lead you to a hidden chest in the area.

I also found this link where it explains dog behavior and rewards.

How to Increase Bond With Dogs:

  1. Stand near a dog. Just face a dog and look at it — a puff of pink will appear. That’s the first step in any doggy interaction.
  2. Give the dog food! It doesn’t seem to matter what type of food — though the quality will increase the bond. To give a dog food, open your inventory and select “Hold”, then drop the food on the ground near the dog. If the dog sees you drop the food in front of its face, you’ll increase your bond.
  3. [Unconfirmed] Run! After increasing bond, the dog will follow you around. Do some sprinting with the dog and let it chase you.
  4. [Unconfirmed] Play fetch. Use any wooden branch cut from a tree and throw it while the dog is paying attention. It will run off and retrieve the stick right away.

I can confirm the 3rd one works, but I've never tried to play fetch with the dog.

Edit:

After a coupel hours of testing and rising friendship with a dog I was not able to reproduce the fetch functionality. And confirmed that the official guide doesn't mention it so I would proced to assume it's not actually in the game.

  • I'm fairly sure you cannot play fetch. – Fatalize Mar 14 '17 at 14:23
  • I also jump around and at dogs, it seems to increase the bond level periodically. – Seiyria Mar 14 '17 at 14:35
  • @Fatalize Maybe we need to increase bond with the dog to certain level before he wants to play. I'll test it when I got enough time. – Grirg Mar 14 '17 at 14:56
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    @Fatalize I second that dogs do not react to throwing branches. They rather bark at you if you accidentally hit them. – Ian Mar 14 '17 at 15:18

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