I've established a small base on an island where wolves and cats do not spawn. If I want to tame a wolf I'll need to take a boat on a long journey to a forest and wait one to spawn. I could load my soon-to-be-tamed-wolf in a boat, but that would mean I'd have to make another long trip if I wanted a second pet.

Normally, when I do this I'd feel comfortable swimming or walking back to my house because it's so close but this excursion is large enough I'd want to rely on the teleporting mechanics to make it easier.

How far away can I get from a tamed pet before it stops teleporting to me? Will the wolf, who can't swim as the fast as I can operate the boat, teleport to me when I return to my island?

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    Probably it needs to be lloaded Commented May 7, 2021 at 17:55
  • Seriously consider the Nether. In particular making the Nether ceiling accessible and utilizing it for fast, long-distance travel.
    – SF.
    Commented May 7, 2021 at 18:04
  • Of course, I'm very comfortable using the Nether for transport, but I like knowing about all the options that are available for me.
    – PausePause
    Commented May 7, 2021 at 18:19

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Pets will only teleport to you when the chunk they are in is loaded. See the wiki page for more information.

As SF said, the fastest way is probably the nether; there are plenty of online guides on how to move pets through it. See this answer on viable ways to transport a wolf via water.

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