Doggy Talents Minecraft Mod
Last modified on Jun 23, 2023 in Mods
By Nathan Young
Taming animals in Vanilla Minecraft servers is an activity that many players enjoy, especially wolves for extra protection. These tamed dogs allow you to easily overcome hostile mobs or other enemies, but occasionally feel limited. Some players may want more customizable options for their pet, such as collars or better combat features. Fortunately, using modifications can introduce these aspects into your Minecraft world. If you’re wanting to have a unique way to manage your dogs, then consider trying the Doggy Talents Forge mod. This permits you to level them up, assign a wide range of skills, play fetch, among other exciting features. Setting this up to build an army of trained wolves with friends is quickly done on our panel. However, newcomers to the hosting scene may not fully understand our system. Due to this, we’ve created this Apex Hosting guide to show you how to install and use Doggy Talents on your Minecraft server.
How to Download
- Navigate to Doggy Talents on CurseForge, then click
Filesnear the top of your screen.
- Scroll down and locate your desired
Game Versionfor this modification.
- Once found, click the three vertical dots on the right and press
- Save this somewhere easily accessible on your computer for later.
Before trying out Doggy Talents, you and others need to install Forge on the Minecraft launcher. This is required for supporting mods in-game, making this important. After you’ve done this, follow along below to begin using the modification.
- Open your Minecraft launcher and click on the
Installationsbutton near the top.
- Locate your previously installed Forge profile, then press its
- Find and enter the mods directory from the newly opened window.
Note: If you don’t see this, then create it before continuing with the installation.
- Proceed to drag and drop the Doggy Talents file into this folder.
- Return to your modded profile and click the
Playbutton to begin loading the mod.
Similarly, you’ll need to install
Forge with its corresponding game version on your server. This is done by selecting it from the Game File section of the main panel, then restarting to load the files. Once you’re finished, follow the instructions below to install Doggy Talents.
- Head towards your Apex server panel, then click
FTP File Accessnear the top left.
- Type your
Passwordin the text box and press the
Loginbutton to gain access.
- Locate and enter the mods directory, then click
Uploadat the top left corner.
- Simply drag and drop the Doggy Talents file into the respective.
- Wait for this to reach
100%, then return to the main panel and
After joining the server, players should arm themselves with weapons and armor to prepare for skeleton battles. In other words, you’ll want to get lots of bones to tame any wolves you come across. However, doggy treats are needed to make them officially your tamed pet. Due to this item from the mod, it’s encouraged to install the JEI modification to easily view its crafting recipe. This applies to everything too, such as cosmetics and food bowls. Alternatively, reviewing the official wiki for Doggy Talents is another option to accomplish the same goal. There’ll be many items to craft and use for your dogs, with the majority of it being consumables. Besides this, we’ll break down everything you need to know in the subsections below to get started with this mod on your Minecraft server.
Previously mentioned above, taming wolves is the first step to get started. This requires bones, which may require lots of them since each animal needs a randomized amount. It’s recommended to search for wolves in forests and other similar biomes in the world. If you don’t have enough bones, then capture and save them for later. However, players may already have some wolves and can move forward to the next steps.
Players wanting to customize their dogs and give them special abilities need to craft a Training Treat item. This requires 1x String, 1x Bone, 1x Gunpowder, 3x Sugar, and 3x Wheat. It’s heavily suggested to make a farm for these materials, as you’ll need lots of treats. These aren’t just to make your wolf a pet, as they’re used to level them up too. This means training treats and other variants are required if you’re wanting the best possible dogs.
Once you’ve crafted one, simply
right-click your tamed wolf to transition them into a custom pet.
When you’ve done all the steps needed to get a customizable dog, you can
right-click with a stick to open its menu. Players will immediately notice several skills to the left, with additional features on the right-hand side. For example, you can give them names in the text box below or change its mode from docile to guard for unique behaviors.
Another option is to change the dog’s appearance, accessible from the Texture Index setting. Besides this, you can view its level and available points at the bottom, used for assigning skills. Additionally, near the top right corner you can see the dog’s stats, such as speed or age.
Treats and its other types, such as Super Treats, can level up your dogs. After doing this for some time, players can assign them talents that provide the animal with special abilities. For example, increasing the Poison Fang skill will make their attacks more powerful. There’s many other ones too, like Hell Hound allowing dogs to set their target on fire. Other ones may include increasing their movement speed or unique actions.
As hinted above, there’s plenty of other talents and skills for dogs to obtain. An important one is the ability to mount them, which is only done through Wolf Mount from the customization menu. Another power that’s possible is Fisher Dog, allowing them to catch fish for you. These types of talents are extremely useful, especially if you get multiple dogs with specialized abilities. However, remember to always craft enough treat items to continuously boost their stats.
Another wonderful feature is to add extra items on your trained dog, such as capes, collars, and sunglasses. This is mainly used for personalizing your animals, serving no other major purpose. Whether you’re making a professional guard hound or a friendly buddy to explore with, there’s many opportunities to get creative. Otherwise, it’s a great way to differentiate between your dogs.
Never forget to treat your dogs with kindness, as they require food bowls, baths, and beds. Players can place meat inside of the bowl so they can freely eat when needed. A similar concept is applied for bathing and resting, so make sure to build a dog house for them. If you’re a picky builder, then consider using colored wool for their beds. All dyes can be used for them, giving you more options for designing the best place for your doggies.
Remember, using the JEI mod or official wiki is how you can quickly view all crafting recipes.
There’s other items players can use to easily manage their dogs, including Collar Sheers, Radars, Radio Collars, Throwable Sticks, Treat Bags, among several others. These can help you locate or play with them, which plays an important role in your world. For instance, if you lose track of a dog, then using radar to quickly find them solves the issue. Otherwise, simply playing fetch with them can be an enjoyable way to interact with your doggies.
Almost all of the items’ crafting recipes are inexpensive, allowing anyone to make them.
If you’re wanting to customize Doggy Talents in any way, then tweaking its configuration files is required. These are stored in your FTP panel, but are world-specific and not globally compatible. This means each map you have on the server can have different settings for your dogs. For instance, disabling a specific role for dogs or hunger for them is possible. Regardless of your intentions, follow along below when you’re ready to edit the mod’s options.
- Navigate to the
FTP File Accessand login with your password.
- Afterward, enter your world’s directory and press the serverconfig folder.
- Once there, find your desired config file and click
Editto the far right of it.
- Proceed to make any changes, then press the
Savebutton near the top.
- Return to the main panel and
Restartthe server to apply the edits.
Unable to Join Server
One of the most common issues to encounter is entering an incorrect IP Address:Port or Subdomain when connecting to the server. If a simple mistake or error is present, it’ll result in the situation. Double check this information by verifying the address from the main server panel. Afterward, use the correct values for this process to join without further incidents. However, another common problem is having the wrong setup on the launcher. This happens when either not installing Forge with its corresponding game version or failing to transfer the Doggy Talents file into the local mods directory. Make sure everything is correctly configured, then try again.
Doggy Talents isn’t Working
Occasionally, the entire modification will not work on the server or launcher. Solving this is rather simple, as you’ll want to double check Forge is selected in the Game File section with the correct game version. Afterward,
restart the server and see if Doggy Talents will load properly. However, if its file is not uploaded fully in the mods directory, then it’ll continue to fail. Otherwise, creating a new Server Profile and repeating the installation may resolve everything. This creates a separate folder to store all your game files on the FTP panel, removing any internal conflict with pre-existing documents.