The Doggy Talents Mod aims to massively improve the overall nature and behaviors of wolves by adding a slew of new abilities for wolves/dogs and allowing you to customize and train them more specifically to your needs. It gives you more training options for your pet and improves their abilities and traits. And it will even give your dog new markings when you level them up.
The mod adds a point system for training your wolves and subsequently dogs by increasing their stats through a variety of ways including feeding them four different tiers of treats. You will get more points the more your pet levels up and you can spend them in the interface that pops up when you right-click the wolf with a stick. So you can now have the option to upgrade different stats if you want to train them for specific traits like guarding or hunting or even healing. You will see the options with eighteen different categories to choose from as well as how many points you have available to spend for each trait.
In this same menu you can also have the ability to rename them as well as increase everything from their damage inflicted on enemies to the damage they take from enemies and how prone they are to attacking enemies. So you can train them to be more passive or aggressive depending on what you might need them to do for you. You can even train them to pick up dropped items for you and give you, which could be very beneficial if you take them mining with you. And you can even give them the ability to be a mount for faster travel. This can be especially useful if you would rather keep a wolf close by as opposed to a horse who won’t have the same upgradable traits that this mod allows. There are many more training skills and abilities listed more in depth on the forum as well so be sure to check that out for any advice or simply install the mod and try out anything that fits within your needs.
The treats that are added with this mod are pretty simple to make too. These will be very useful to help heal and upgrade your new friends and there are upgradable tiers for these as well that will provide more for the wolves as they go up. You’ll first need to craft the base level treat and then you’ll need to use that to upgrade to the next. So each tier will be required in stacks of five to craft the next level up.
You can even give your pet a bed and food bowl to make your him feel at home. This mod adds a variety of bed colors to choose from as well. So you can customize not just the frame that the bed is made from but also the pillow that they can rest on. This is a great way to further customize the items your wolf can interact with when you consider that you can also craft custom collars in a wide variety of colors as well! The collars can even be upgraded with a tracking radio so you will be able to find them wherever they may have wandered off to. And with the food bowls, you can simply right click them and you’ll be able to put food in its inventory slots. This will ensure they can have a sufficient amount of food available even when you are not around to feed them directly.
And for even more fun you can craft a throwing bone to play fetch! This can be crafted with just four bones surrounding a slime ball and you’ll get a cross shaped toy for them. You can then throw the toy and they will immediately run to catch and bring it back to you. This can help to build up a bond with them and further the abilities and traits you can give them. This mod also adds a dog whistle that can be very beneficial if you don’t have them following you at all times. You can use the whistle to change the behavior of the dogs to be more docile or aggressive as well as simply to heed your commands as you see fit.