If you’ve ever tamed a dog in Minecraft before, you know how troublesome they can be. While they are helpful for going after hostile mobs and protecting you in a bind, the AI for dogs is cripplingly bad, often leading dogs to kill themselves by jumping off cliffs or leaping into water and drowning, or lava and burning to death. The Doggy Talents mod corrects these and other issues with the dog AI, improving them significantly while making other small changes to the game. In addition to improved movement and detection of hazards, Doggy Talents also gives dogs a whole list of commands to perform.
It might seem like such a simple thing, but playing fetch with your dog in Minecraft can be a lot of fun at the end of a long day of mining, farming and slaying baddies. Standard wolves are converted into much more obedient dogs by crafting a special treat item and feeding it to them. After that, right clicking a dog with a stick in hand will bring up an all new GUI menu where players can tell their dog how to act, give it a name, allow (or disallow) other players to give the dog commands, and more. All the different dog skills cost points to level up and these points are amassed by feeding the dog various treats.
Besides the skills which add damage or make your dog more versatile in combat, there are some highly useful passive skills which make the dog much more useful and a real help to the player. For instance, the Pack Puppy skill gives a dog 3 inventory slots per level, which means it can be used to carry weapons, armor, torches and other necessary gear for the player. All dog skills have five levels and will take some time to master, but there is no comparison between standard wolves and dogs with upgrades from the Doggy Talents mod.
Doggy Talents Mod for Minecraft 1.8 and 1.7.10 Changelogs
- Added zh_CN language file, thanks to ‘crafteverywhere’.
- Fixed crash when opening inventory with NEI installed.
- Fixed mcmod.info file not working.
- Fixed the NEI intergration not working.
Download Links for Doggy Talents Mod
for Minecraft 1.8
for Minecraft 1.7.10
Credit: ProPercivalalb – Original Thread on Minecraft Forum