Nintendogs: Labrador and Friends Cheats for Nintendo DS

Unlock all breeds, rooms, items, and toys on Nintendo DS

Labrador running with toy

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Nintendogs for Nintendo DS is a virtual pet simulator game available in four different versions each containing a different selection of six dogs to start. Get strategies for training your dog and learn how to unlock all cheats for Nintendogs: Labrador and Friends on DS.

These cheats are specifically for Nintendogs: Labrador & Friends, also known as Nintendogs: Shiba And Friends, on Nintendo DS. There are separate cheats for Nintendogs: Dachshund & Friends on DS.

How to Unlock All Nintendog Breeds

You can get other dogs by linking your DS with other players, but you can also unlock everything by simply playing the game.

If you're playing an imported version of Nintendogs, then the requirements for unlockables may differ.

Dog Breed How to Unlock It
Beagle Collect 14,000 owner points.
Boxer Collect 10,000 owner points.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Collect 22,000 owner points.
Chihuahua Collect 50,000 owner points.
Dachshund Collect 45,000 owner points.
Dalmation Find a fireman hat during a walk.
German Shepherd Collect 4,000 owner points. 
Golden Retriever Collect 20,000 owner points. 
Jack Russell Terrier Find a Jack Russell book while on a walk.
Pug Collect 2,000 owner points.
Shetland Sheepdog Collect 16,000 owner points.
Shih-Tzu Collect 8,000 owner points.
Siberian Husky Collect 30,000 owner points.
Yorkshire Terrier Collect 35,000 owner points.

How to Unlock All Rooms

Unlockable How to Unlock
Desktop Room Get 6,000 owner points.
Outer Space Room Get 18,000 owner points.
Ranch Room Get 25,000 owner points.
Seaside Room Get 12,000 owner points.
Urban Living Room Get 25,000 owner points.

How to Unlock All Items and Toys

Unlockable How to Get It
Balloon Get 300 owner points.
Jump Rope Get 300 owner points.
Natural Dog Food Bag Get 10,000 owner points.
Pull Rope Get 300 owner points.
Windup Toy Get 10,000 owner points.

How to Reset Nintendog Data

When starting the game, hold L + R + A + B + X + Y at the Nintendo logo to delete your saved data and begin anew.

How to Unlock New Breeds Through Linking

It's possible to unlock new breeds by linking your DS to another DS system with a different version of Nintendogs. The breed unlocked corresponds with your partner's current pet, and it must be a breed that you do not have in order for it to be unlocked.

You can only link with another Nintendo DS system once to unlock a new breed.

Easy Items Glitch

The game controls how many items you can collect by limiting how often you can go for walks, but there's a glitch that lets you take walks and collect items indefinitely:

  1. Take your dog for a walk and collect as many items as possible before you get to the park.

  2. As soon as you enter the park, go into the menu to change your dog's accessory, then tap back.

  3. After the game auto-saves, turn off your DS.

  4. When you reload you save file, you can immediately go for another walk to get more items.

You'll have the items you previously collected, but you won't earn owner points or increase your dog's stamina since you didn't technically finish the walk.

How to Learn Unlimited Tricks

Your dog can only learn a set number of new tricks each day; however, it's possible to change the DS system clock to "trick" the game into thinking a day has passed. Set the system time and date to 23:59 yesterday, then turn off your DS. When you load your save file, the game will think it's a new day, so you can keep learning tricks and participate in more competitions.

How to Raise More Than Three Dogs

The Dog Hotel can house five dogs. The three you can raise don't count toward that limit, so it's possible to raise up to eight dogs simultaneously.

Where's the Best Place to Train Your Dog?

Each competition should be trained at a different place: disc competition at the park, agility at the gymnasium, and obedience at an empty park or house.

How to Control the Peach Cart

If you find a Peach cart in an item box, you can control it by pressing B to move forward, A to move backwards, and Left or Right to turn. If a dog hits it, the cart will spin around in place.