I would like to introduce myself. Here on Fanpop, I am known as ShadowMyth. On Nintendogs, I am known as Nat. I have 99,999 Trainer Points, and no, I didn't use a cheat code. I simply followed basic rules to the point where I am now a Nintentogs Master.
My oldest dog, Bullet, is a husky. I've had him for 3 human years, as long as I've had the game. He knows many commands and is in the Championship for each contest category.
Here are some pro tips, just to help you get to how far I've gotten!
~ NEVER, under any circumstances, buy too many puppies at once. Each puppy takes time, effort, and money. Buying too many at once can result in disaster and stress.
~Puppies love music. If you sing to them as they listen to a record or hum to them, they will bond to you MUCH faster.
~Allow your puppies to rely on you. If you go too long without giving them food or water or a good bath, they will start to believe you have abandoned them, and will not trust you during contests or on a walk.
~If your dog eats trash, scold it. Don't yell at them, though, because puppies absolutely HATE hearing you yell at them. Scold them gently but firmly enough for them to remember that eating trash is bad.
~Earn money. Without money, your life will go downhill and you will be struggling to feed and water your puppies. This is NOT good at all.
~Pet each puppy indivisually. Don't laugh at how they all rush to your touch. Make them wait their turn, and reward them for waiting. But be sure to pet them long enough for them to gain faith and love for you.
~A good contest is built on faith and trust. If your dog does not have faith that you will lead it to victory, it will not listen. Gain a puppy's faith and trust by spending quality time with it.
~The Dog Hotel is not a bad place. It is actually VERY GOOD if you spend quality time with just one puppy. If you cram as many dogs as you can into your house and never switch them out, the puppies will grow to despise the others, thinking it is a contest for your attention. Give them each indivisual quality time.
~Accessories are your puppy's most precious item. Don't switch out the clothes too much, and let each puppy wear the one item that suits them the best. Puppies enjoy this, as it gives them something to show off during contests or on walks.
~Toys and items are dangerous if used with multiple puppies. Make sure each puppy either has attention, a toy, or is sleeping. Puppies who fight over items will not bond, and will start distrust among your pack. Distrust will start within the pack, then drag out to you.
~Walk each puppy as far as possible. Don't shorten any walks willingly. You might be tired from one long walk, but you may have more puppies who want their share of a long walk. It is better to tough it out and walk them all the way, than to cut short a walk and deal with a puppy who will think you do not care for it.
Hope this helped, and feel free to ask any questions!