Feeding dogs isn’t that much difficult in Minecraft but it has some rules and procedures to follow. Want to know all these? Then hold tight and read our whole write-up which will help you to know about how to feed dogs in Minecraft.
Dogs are the most reliable and steadfast animals in real life as well as in the Minecraft world. It is something that will help you on the battlefield as well as it is also an excellent guard. Like all other animals, you have to feed the dog and for this, you should tame it first.
It also has other steps and procedures. To know all these things – how to use dogs, Its importance, how to breed them, how to feed dogs in Minecraft, and many more than keep your eyes on our article.
Dogs in Minecraft
Like our real-life experience, the dog is exactly the same animal in Minecraft. Dogs in Minecraft are made from wolves which are tamed. Normally wolves are found in the wild and can be tamed and turned into pet dogs which will help you to protect from the attacks of hostile mobs.
It is also the most reliable and steadfast animal. The dog was added to Minecraft in 2011 for Beta Version 1.4. It is also an excellent safeguard in the battlefield as well as the man’s best friend. In Minecraft, the dogs are actually the tamed wolves.
How To Feed Dogs in Minecraft
Feeding dogs in Minecraft is important for their breeding. It will help them to gain good health as well as turn them into love mode after feeding. While you are done with taming the wolf it becomes a pet dog and follows your instructions. But the feeding process is different for different versions of Minecraft. Some of them are listed below –
First thing is to select the tamed dog and then –
- Right-click and hold – for Java Edition (PC/Mac).
- Tap and hold – for pocket edition (PE).
- You have to press and hold the LT button on the Xbox controller – for Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
- Similarly, press and hold the L2 button on the PS controller – for PS3 and PS4.
Why a Feeding Dog is Important in Minecraft
Feeding dogs is important in Minecraft as it gives good health to the dogs as well as it helps to breed the dogs. Puppies are born with 8 health but their maximum level of health is similar to an adult dog which is about 20×10 and this health can be gained by feeding them properly.
What Types of Food do Dogs Need?
Dogs can eat both raw and cooked food. It doesn’t matter if the food is raw or cooked. The food will heal the health of the dog. The chart of food and healing point is listed below –
|Raw beef steak||2|
|Raw mutton, cooked mutton||2|
|Raw rabbit, cooked rabbit||2|
How To Tame Dogs
As we know, there are some rules and steps which one should follow for taming dogs. Mainly wolves are aggressive and wild but they can turn into loyal pet dogs when it is tamed. So the process and steps of taming the dogs/wolves are listed below –
First, find a wolf that you want to tame and turn into a pet dog after taming. You can find them in the biomes like – Forest, Taiga, Cold Taiga, Mega Taiga.
After choosing this, you have to collect bones and then take out all the bones you have collected from the skeletons or the chests.
When you are done with collecting the bones, the next step is to drag them to your inventory. After doing this, you should select the bones and for this, you need to click on the exact button ( i.e left and right shoulder button on the controller) to highlight the toolbar slot with bones > to give bones to the dog click on the left trigger button on the controller.
After finishing all these steps, there will be a signal which will appear suddenly to understand that the dog is tamed and the signal is red The color of the collar will turn red, as well as a heart will also appear above the dog. But you have to keep in mind that you may not succeed on the first try. It may take several attempts sometimes. Once it is tamed, it will follow your instructions.
How Many Bones Does it Take To Tame a Dog in Minecraft?
Bones are very important for taming the dog. You need at least 10 bones which will give you about a 98% chance of success. Then approach the dog/wolf to eat it. You have to hold the bone in your hand and feed it to the dog/wolf for taming it. After taming, it will change its looks and will get a collar.
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Where Do You Get Dog Bones in Minecraft?
You can get bones from the skeletons and wither skeletons. They will drop bones when they are defeated. You can also gather them from a jungle temple or desert’s chest.
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Breeding Dogs with Food
For breeding dogs, you have to just pick two different types of dogs and choose the food (i.e at least two pieces of meat). Then bring them to your dogs but make sure that your dogs aren’t in a sitting position because they won’t breed if they are in a sitting position.
So, you have to make them stand by clicking on the secondary action button as well as you can feed the food to the dogs with the same button. For this, you need to keep the chosen food in your hand and the dog will eat it. After eating the food, the dog will go into love mode.
When the red hearts will appear it means the dogs are ready for breeding. For a few moments, they will rotate around each other which finally produces a baby dog.
Here we have tried to give you all the information about how to feed dogs in Minecraft. I hope you find this article helpful. Thereafter we have another FAQ segment in which we will try to clear the confusion more about this topic.
The FAQs about How To Feed Dogs in Minecraft
To clear the confusion and queries of you, here are some question answers which may meet up to your desire and can satisfy you.
How often do you need to feed dogs in Minecraft?
There is no fixed value or schedule for it. You can feed your dog whenever you want. But when they get injured, you have to feed them for healing.
How can I understand if my dog is hungry?
You can understand when your dog is hungry from its tail. If Its tail is up, that means it does not need any food. And if it is not, that means your dog is hungry.
Why is my dog crying in Minecraft?
The dog in Minecraft will cry when they are in low health. Which is below 10 hearts. The newborn puppy only has 8 hearts which you can increase up to 20×10 by feeding them.
What’s the best way to feed a dog a bone?
The best way to feed a bone to a dog is to boil it. As some of the dogs don’t want to chew on bones.
Is there a way to Untame a dog?
No. There is no way to untamed the dog. If you are desperate about it, then the only way is to kill the dog.
What can you feed a dog in Minecraft Bedrock?
Like all other Minecraft editions, you can feed the dog raw or cooked meats in the Bedrock edition. But one special item in this edition is raw or cooked cod/salmon.