How Do I Care For And Train My Pets?

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All SmallWorlds citizens can adopt a pet for each of their avatars. You do not need to be a VIP. However, only VIP members can take their pet out of their home space and to other places. If you are not VIP, your pet will stay in your home space.

Adopt a Pet


When you adopt a pet, you'll get to choose whether to adopt a cat or a dog, then you'll choose your pet's basic look.

Once you've named your pet, you'll automatically travel in-world to the Pet Training Space, and you'll be prompted to accept the Pet Training Mission.

By completing this quick mission series, you'll not only learn how to change your pet's look, you'll also learn the basics of pet ownership, and earn tokens and Social XP.

We highly recommend you complete the Pet Training Mission.


Edit Your Pet

You can change your pet's look, name and description in-world, by clicking on your pet.  (Feeding and cleaning your pet can only be done on the Home Page).


Select Change Name to change your pet's name and give your pet its own motto.

Select Change Look to change the way your pet looks.

Care For Your Pet

Your pet's head is shown on your Home Page, and you can feed, pat and clean him or her straight from there.


By keeping your pet happy, well-fed and clean, you'll earn points (these are shown in the award ribbon next to your pet's name).

When you collect enough points, you can 'spend' them buying amazing pet dances. Your pet could do the Fandago, dance the Salsa or even do some Ballet!.

st_0120_pethappiness.jpg Pat your pet to increase Pet Happiness st_0120_pet_handicon.jpg

Click the Hand Icon once. Your cursor will change into a hand. Move this hand curser over your pet's head in a stroking motion (no need to hold down the mouse button). When the happiness bar is full, click your mouse to release it.

st_0120_pethealth.jpg Feed your pet to increase Pet Health st_0120_pet_foodicon.jpg

Click the Food Icon once. Then click on your pet's head to feed it. Repeat this until the health bar is full

st_0120_pethygene.jpg Clean your pet to increase Pet Hygiene st_0120_pet_soapicon.jpg

Click the Soap Icon once. Your cursor will change into a bar of soap. Move the soap over your pet's head to wash it (no need to hold down the mouse button). The faster you move your mouse, the more soap suds you'll see and the faster your pet will get clean! When the hygiene bar is full, click your mouse to release it.

st_0120_pet_priceicon.jpg Click on the Price Ticket Icon to buy dances for your pet with the points you've earned.

About Pet Points

Pet points are gained and lost based on how your pet is feeling. If your pet stays happy (all three bars stay in the green) you will gain a pet point per day. If your pet is upset with you because you haven't been looking after it, (one or more of your sliders are in the red), you will not earn any points. If one or more sliders are at zero, then you will lose a pet point per day.

Pet points are avatar/pet specific, so if you have various pets it's a good idea to keep them all happy. Then you'll be able to buy dances for each of your avatars' pets.

Pet points can only be used to buy your pet dances.  Other tricks can only be learned in-world.

Pet Dances

There are 8 pet dances you can 'buy' for your pet using the points you've earned by keeping him or her happy, well-fed and clean. 

These dances are:

• Fandago
• Disco
• Salsa
• Ballet
• Mambo
• Retro
• Thriller
• Moonwalk


If you've earned a new dance by being kind to your pet, you can have fun in-world watching your pet pull out some moves!  For example, if you've got the dance Thriller, simply type /pet thriller to get your pet grooving.

What are all the in-world tricks I can teach my pet?

All pets can learn the same tricks in-world, whether you are VIP or not. Here is the list (shown in the order in which your pet will learn each trick):

  • Move
  • Stay
  • Here
  • Follow
  • Beg
  • Spin
  • Jump
  • Chase Tail
  • Side Jump
  • Shake Jump
  • Circle Jump
  • Jump & Spin

How does my dog/cat learn more in-world tricks?

Your pet learns more tricks by doing the tricks it already knows over and over again.

Every pet starts off knowing four basic tricks: Move, Stay, Here, and Follow.  If you have your pet practice the tricks that it already knows, it will automatically earn more tricks (it learns the tricks in the order listed above).

You will receive an alert letting you know when your pet has learned a new trick.

How do I know what tricks my pet has learned?

To know what tricks your pet has learned simply type "/pet" into the Chat box. Then in the top-right corner of your screen, an alert will pop up listing all the tricks your pet knows.  It will also list the tricks in the Chat window, if you have it expanded.

What does the exclamation mark over my pet's head mean when I asked it to do a trick?

Usually this means your pet knows the trick, but will not do it. If you want it to do the trick then there are two solutions:

1. Pat your pet.
2. Retype the trick.

What does the Poke Button do?

The Poke button makes the pet angry. Please don't poke another player's pet as it is not polite and could upset that player.

My pet won't follow me out of my home space!

You must be a VIP for your dog/cat to follow you out of your home space.

Can Non-VIPs learn the same tricks and do pet missions?

All users can teach their pets the same tricks as every other user, VIP or not. There are pet missions that will help you train your pet. You can find these missions by searching the Missions tab.

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