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Nintendogs Hi, i bought my daughter Nintendogs for Christmas. We have chosen her puppy, named hm etc, but we cannot do anything else. There are no other icons like described in the manual. Please can you help

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  • xxsarahxx Jan 08, 2008

    Yes, that worked, opened up all of the missingicons, thanks very much for your great advice!!!

  • Max74 Apr 14, 2008

    We have tried to call the dog etc, and we can pet her in the bottom (touch) screen, however, the icons do not appear on the left handside of the home page, so we are unable to look after her. Please advise.... Many thanks.

  • jordan wild Jun 16, 2008

    i have named my dog and then it tells me to keep saying its name to get used to it, so i keep doing what it said but then it tells me that my dog has forgoen its name pleas help me ??????????

  • rhmom Jun 16, 2008

    WE just bought a used Nintendo DS Nintendogs. We have bought and named the puppy, but no other options for going out or buying things for the dog will come up on the homepage. Please help!!!!

  • didi25 Dec 26, 2008

    We have given the new pup a name and called it for recognition, however no other icons are on the screen. How do they get there like in the manual? It was only given too our daughter yesterday and the petting thing is wearing off.. Please help us!!

  • bubamara78 Dec 30, 2008

    hi we don't have main menu on nintendogs, we can't do anything with the puppy at all. The only thing what we can do is call his name

  • kirsty4david Dec 31, 2008

    Hi I got my Nintendo DS for x-mas as a pressie, i also got the nintendogs game with it, i am having a problem with it as i can only name him as there are no other icons on it, i cant feed or bath him.

    Can you please help.

  • alleychick Jan 13, 2009

    On my nintendogs game the only think i have ever been able to do is name my pet. I get it to recognize it's name and I can pet my dog but that is it. There are no other icons like the manual says so I cannot take my dog out or go buy food. What do I do?



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Try to touch the dog using the touch screen below, thereafter, the dog will notice that and come to you. Try this for a few times, then it will instruct you to record the pup's name via the microphone.

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