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Neutral when Tamed?[edit]

When you tamed a wolf, then you attack it (with hands as exaple), does it gets untamed and attacks you, does it attack you and stay tamed, or does it gets untamed and do nothing, or it gets passive? Calinou 22:33, 21 March 2011 (UTC)

We dunno yet.--User Oneshot O.JPGneshot. 19:44, 21 March 2011.
Chances are that your tamed wolf will be loyal to you till death. This is just a guess, though. Rocĸetor talk 22:21, 21 March 2011 (UTC)
If you accidentally hit it while it is tamed then nothing happens.[1] Ffrogman 00:00, 25 March 2011 (UTC)
Jeb should have shown it in the video... Useful information. Calinou 22:33, 21 March 2011 (UTC)
Lol it would be funny if wild wolves blew up like Creepers Rocĸetor talk 05:45, 22 March 2011 (UTC)
It would be funny to have flying wolves for fighting Ghasts too :D Stop offtopic. Calinou 22:12, 22 March 2011 (UTC)
But that would be impossible because wolves can't go to the nether and Ghasts only spawn in the nether (User: DiamondDuchess831)
Maybe you can't attack it. JesusChrist666 22:34, 22 March 2011 (UTC)
You've got a point, because it is in fact friendly --BURRITO333 00:21, 23 March 2011 (UTC)
Actually, your offtopic idea about flying wolves to fight Ghasts is also a problem. If you melee a Ghast and then your wolf is trying to attack it, and the Ghast floats over an edge.... Rocĸetor talk 05:08, 28 March 2011 (UTC)
That won't happen because wolves don't go through portals to the nether, and they won't teleport to you either.legoking24 14:33, 1 April 2011 (EST)
When you attack a tamed wolf the only thing that happens is the wolf's health goes down. So it remains tamed and does NOT attack back. Pumpkin small.png FLINJAGER123 Talk Pumpkin small.png 22:08, 31 March 2011 (UTC)
I have seen multiple times, personal experience included, that tamed wolves will attack back if you attack them. They may even kill you, however, after you die you may return to them and find they are still tame. GameSlayerGS 14:07, 11 April 2011 (UTC)
I don't know how many times I've hit my wolves. I've never once had them attack me. As far as I know, the only way to get them to attack you once tamed is to attack yourself. Markus 08:03, 28 April 2011 (UTC)
They will run around for a while like the passive mobs, and will relax after a while. Personal experience. But sometimes when you close your game, and then log on, they might become wild(even if they're sitting) or at least that's what happens to me. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk) 12:57, 20 January 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Attacking your own tamed wolf/dog will only make its health go down but attacking another players or an untamed wolf they will attack you. Attacking an untamed wolf will make the wolf hostile and its eyes will become red and will stay that way. If you have a tamed wolf and you hit the untamed wolf they will fight same with another players wolfs. 18:17, 18 January 2014 (UTC)TrapperGirl14

Wolves are dogs?[edit]

When wolves are tamed are they going to be called Wolves still or dogs? –The preceding unsigned comment was added by LeopardStar (Talk|Contribs) 23:14, 29 March 2011. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

They've always been called wolves on Notch's blog and the Mojang twitter accounts, so I'm going to assume that dogs are scrapped and replaced with tameable wolves. –ultradude25 (T|C) at 23:15, 29 March 2011 (UTC)
It was only called dogs by fans. Rocĸetor talk 05:48, 30 March 2011 (UTC)
It should be noted that wolves and dogs are in fact the same species of animal (Canis lupus). You want to call them dogs, call them dogs.  :) A dog is just a tamed wolf... --Euryleia 20:35, 3 April 2011 (UTC)
A dog is a domesticated wolf - there's a big difference between taming and domestication. Yomikoma 20:56, 5 April 2011 (UTC)
There are several species of wolves; the Gray Wolf, Canis Lupis, Dogs, Canis Lupis familiaris, the Red Wolf, Canis rufus, Eastern Wolf, Canis lycaon, Indian wolf Canis lupus pallipes. It's most probable that they are Gray Wolves do to there habitat, but while they are the same species they are different sub-species, and so we have tame wolves not dogs. Timberdoodle 14:55, 18 May 2011 (UTC) Sorry forgot to put in the Dingo, and African Wild Dog. Timberdoodle 14:57, 18 May 2011 (UTC)
Minecraft is a simplification of real life. Making a point by using 'real world information' is (even though technically correct) pretty much beside the point. I mean (as a random example) chickens spawn when you throw eggs? In this world they would be omelets, not chickens. Tamed wolves are still wolves but calling them 'tamed wolves' is 5 times as long as 'dog'. To distinguish I guess 'dog' is a good word.( 12:24, 27 February 2012 (UTC))

Aggressive wolves[edit]

I'm pretty sure there will also be aggressive wolves be showing up, at least, that seems what Jeb meant when he said wolves are mostly neutral. And Notch seems to think the same. So... Vertex 18:19, 30 March 2011 (UTC)

Already seen a wolf that attacked me in SMP. I did nothing to it, I was just woodcutting! Calinou - talk × contribs » 08:16, 28 April 2011 (UTC)
Aggressive wolves only exist if you hit a wild wolf. Hlast 14:41, 5 August 2011 (UTC)
On SMP, attacked wolves become hostile to everyone. So maybe someone attacked a wolf, and a wolf of that pack killed you. --Emeraldisthetwilightgod 01:10, 9 January 2012 (UTC)


Wolves don't seem to go through open doors. I had a double wooden door open for them to walk into, and they ignored it and tried to walk around. Removing the door seemed to fix the problem, but having a zombie walk into their room isn't exactly the most pleasant of thoughts. Wandering Traveler 17:58, 31 March 2011 (UTC)

I recommend to make a "dog-hut" if Notch doesn't ad one. Just make a small House with no door, let them sit in it, and close it up with dirt. Khezu
I can confirm that the dogs I've seen won't go through doors. Eggdropsoap 01:34, 1 April 2011 (UTC)
Wolves can go through 1x1 holes I believe, and only chickens & wolves at most housing locations can go through those, so you could have a 1x1 hole next to your door for wolves. Richardplex 20:06, 1 April 2011 (UTC)

I have seen my dogs going through double doors when either both or just one is open. You just have to be patient. –The preceding unsigned comment was added by Reeseyd (Talk|Contribs) 11:51, 2 April 2011. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

I've gotten my wolves to go through a single door too. But it was at the end of a long one-block path with fences on either side, which helped to line them up correctly. Chyre –The preceding undated comment was added on 22:49, 16 April 2011. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Pigs/Small Slimes can also go in this door. I prefer making a wolf hut anyway :) Calinou 19:52, 4 April 2011 (UTC)

Adding that I've managed to get my wolves to walk through both double and single doors, it just takes time and patience. Adding 1x1 'doggie doors' beside the entrance seems to help, but knocking out bits out of your buildings for their sake seems counterproductive. The best compromise I've found for keeping wolves is to make open, well-lit and high-fenced pens outside your house. --Fanshawe 15:03, 4 September 2011 (UTC)

I usually just make my wolves sit near the door and shove them in. It's faster than waiting for them to go in themselves, and you can shove them through single doors as well as double doors. Or make an enclosure large enough so when you run to the other side of it, your wolves must either follow you or teleport inside. --Aj is me 01:44, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

Wolves are becoming untamed.[edit]

I believe it's some kind of glitch, but I noticed that when I got back onto a world where I had tamed a wolf pack of 6, They were no longer tamed, however, they were all still sitting in a group where i left them. Their collars are also gone. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Xexoy2 (Talk|Contribs) 19:26, 1 April 2011. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Damn, that's happened to me as well. Better start collection bones... Thanks, Rocĸetor talk - Edit constructively!! 20:39, 3 April 2011 (UTC)
I realized that the dogs recognize people by their username that tamed them - this is going to be true for single player and multiplayer I think. I tamed the dogs with one user name then I purchased a new one. I started using the new one and then my dogs wouldn't listen to me and attacked me. I was confused until it hit me that the dogs don't know I'm behind both usernames. They listen to the first username. -faithy (PS I haven't tested to see if the dogs disobey you when you can't login and chose "play offline") –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Faithy (Talk|Contribs) 18:09, 8 April 2011. Please sign your posts with ~~~~
When Playing offline mode, your Username is "Player #", and so ONLY Wolves tamed in Offline Mode will act as yours, and if you switch back to your real UserName, than wolves tamed in Offline mode will ignore you and wolves tamed under that name will listen, etc. (Personally, I think that the Offline/Online part should be filed as a bug, and that MineCraft should just temporarily save whoever was logged on last, and always give Offline Mode that name, but that's just an opinion.) --DwarfWoot 15:42, 10 April 2011 (UTC)
Yeah, totally got burned by this (wolf killed me when I punched it out of confusion), thanks for the info. Vladsinger 03:36, 10 January 2012 (UTC)
this glitch has carried into 1.1 and needs fixing direly –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk) 19:35, 3 February 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~
This could easily be fixed, just make single-player refer to the player as "player" no matter what. (except in the credits)-- 16:11, 11 February 2012 (UTC)

Sitting bug[edit]

Ive just experienced my wolf permanently sitting because of the bug that occurs when you save and quit to title while the wolf is sitting, and once you go back into the game, right clicking has no effect. I also tried attacking it and dumping water on it, with no effect. --NecrusIV 12:25, 10 April 2011 (UTC)

Was it tamed in Offline Mode and then next time played in Online Mode? (Or Vice Versa)? Because A Wolf is tamed to a User ID/Name, and in Offline Mode, your name is Player #. --DwarfWoot 15:47, 10 April 2011 (UTC)
I'm getting this bug while playing on a server. Both my cats and my dogs become frozen while sitting when i let the area they are in go out of active memory by going to far away or logging out. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk) 19:52, 11 March 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~
I was able to correct it atleast in multiplayer by logging off of the broken wolves owner and on to another account in the same area, then relogging. not sure if the log off was necessary but all 4 of the broken wolves became fixed. similar bug although less often seems to happen with cats. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Byoocannon (Talk|Contribs) 22:43, 16 March 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~
i have been playin minecraft version 1.4.6 and i have tammed a lot of wolves but now i have updated my version to 1.6.2 and now i cant command my wolves and cats anymore , i have managed to tame new cats but i cant find any wolves so im asking if anyone knows anything that could help me command my wolves again . and thank u very much –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Mohammed104668 (talkcontribs) at 17:50, 16 August 2013 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~
Well, for starters, jumping two major versions at once was probably a mistake, especially as both of them involved tweaks to pet behavior. That said, what do you mean when you say "can't command them"? Are they frozen in place, or following you but ignoring right-clicks and monsters? For frozen, I would try the following things in order:
  1. Log off and on again (that is, reload the world).
  2. Push one into water.
  3. Try to breed a pair.
  4. Wolves only: be attacked by something, in their sight.
--Mental Mouse 21:32, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

Wolves don't stay sitting?[edit]

I'm hosting and playing my own private server, running 1.8.1. When I tell my wolves to sit, I always come back home to see them running around in my room. Is there a reason they don't remain sitting? SMP bug? I'm walking too far? 20:45, 9 October 2011 (UTC)

I am having the same problem, and I seem to be the only person in my server who has this happen. Sometimes I'll be in my diamond mine, or roaming the countryside, and *poof*, the dog I told to sit is now standing behind me. I got a pack of wolves to sit in my house, and they would *all* suddenly appear around me, en masse. 07:47, 20 September 2012 (UTC)

Wolf bug?[edit]

I had tamed wolves and I was in creative doing random stuff. I hit my wolf behind a wall and he started jumping at me while sitting. Water didn't work. Did anyone else have this problem? –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Dalolman (Talk|Contribs) 14:04, 22 December 2011. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

I had this problem in the end I had to kill my wolf. Bluelucario24 18:38, 27 December 2011 (UTC)Bluelucario24
I kind of had the same problem. Cuz I was laying with untamed wolves in creative then I hit one and after that all my tamed wolves started growling like crazy. I let them all stand up and they started running towards this spot. Then they started to attack me which made me drown them all. They look like an untamed wolf when you hit them. There tails stayed the same when damaged. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Simplebuilder101 (Talk|Contribs) 21:09, 20 June 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Now that wolves breed...[edit]

How can you heal them without putting them in Love Mode? Does Rotten Flesh not put them into Love Mode? Cobalt32 00:12, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

I cant Get my Wolves to go into love mode at all and id really like some answers. Also are there any other ways to tame a wolf other than bones? –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Kelly center (Talk|Contribs) 03:47, 13 February 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~
I'm not sure if wolf breeding has actually been implemented yet, and no, you can only tame wolves with bones. Cobalt32 04:24, 13 February 2012 (UTC)
They can be healed with food, but when their life bar is full, they will breed if you heal them again. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Dimboo (Talk|Contribs) 11:20, 2 March 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~
How long does it take for a pup to grow up into the adult version?
Thanks, Miskatii 08:07, 28 May 2012 (UTC)

Tamed wolves going angry[edit]

I have 4 wolves in my main world. I got the bug where they sit down forever, so I hit one, and now they make growl sounds. They are still sitting down, they have the tamed texture, but they growl. Water can't make them sit up either. It works until the water goes away, then they sit back down again... –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk) 19:39, 6 March 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

I have the same problem. I just reset my minecraft, then put my save files back. also, they keep on spawning in wild wolves, which attack me if i attack them. HELP! My cats also are stuck sitting. -- 15:39, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
It happened to me too! also i brang 2 tamed wolves with me and my friend was getting attacked by 5 wolves then i went to help him then when i went back to my wolves they attacked me for some reason!
Solution: Do not attack their species and do NOT leave them sitting for a long amount of time –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Supaboyy (Talk|Contribs) 15:44, 2 July 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Do Splash Potions with Passive Positive & Negative Effects work on Wolves?[edit]

I'm trying to find out if certain splash potions have effects on tamed wolves to give them a better edge in battle. I tested this in a Creative Singleplayer and the wolves did not show a bubbling effect, but still seemed to have the effect of the potion used. I tested Instant healing, Regeration, Strength, Swiftness, and Fire resistance. I used a potion of Fire Resistance on a large group of wolves and had them follow me into a lava pit. Most of them survived, but many of the effects had worn off on the wolves that did not get the full effect of the potion. I also hit a wolf a few times and then gave it Regenration and Instant healing, and saw their tails raise, a sign that they were gaining health. Also, I had a wolf walk into lava with fire resistance, and the wolf still ran around in circles despite not taking any damage from the fire. A strength potion I used on a wolf made it kill a cow in one hit after I punched it once, implying that it did at least 4.5 hearts of damage. Also, swiftness appeared to be a noticeable increase in speed.

Any help on this would be appreciated, I'm hoping to have wolves be more useful in fights.

LoneSoldier 23:22, 6 March 2012 (UTC)

You r right I had the same thing! It seems like weakness fails to affect wolves and the wiki says they don't get poisoned by cave spiders but I tested it in creative and the wolf got poisoned when I attacked the cave spider :)

–Preceding unsigned comment was added by Sheepswag (talkcontribs). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Poison definitely affects them now (and I long since changed the page). It's interesting if weakness doesn't. I wonder about slowness. --Mental Mouse 23:07, 2 September 2013 (UTC)

Tamed Wolves Respawning[edit]

I was playing on a survival map with a pet wolf. He wouldn't teleport to the ground or climb down the vines (found a bug with the vines) and when I hit a skeleton off the edge by the dog and he jumped of. I seen both the skeleton and my tamed wolf die. After a minute it respawned where it died. I'm just asking if it is a bug or if it happened to anyone else Killrbladez 23:04, 26 March 2012 (UTC)

Bug in 1.2.5 re wolves and cats on multiplayer[edit]

Since 1.2.4, but worse now, tame wolves and cats will spontaneously un-sit themselves and teleport to wherever you are, on multiplayer. I have observed this on a vanilla server and on a bukkit server with 20 plugins. No mods in use in either case.

This may happen in single player too, I haven't tested it.

This is very annoying and dangerous to the animals. Does anyone know anything about it? I hope this is fixed very soon. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Zorrothefox (Talk|Contribs) 01:24, 7 April 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~ 02:42, 1 October 2013 (UTC) I think it does happen in single player! but only with cats.

on my single player world, My baby pets would teleport to me when they grow, but ill sitting. 20:20, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

Random wolves following the player[edit]

For some reason, ever since 1.2, whenever I start a new world/map, a bunch of wolves spawn and start following me randomly, even though I haven't tamed them. I cannot make them sit or attack like tamed wolves, they just follow me.this also happends with ocelots. Does anyone know why this happendes? - 19:36, 29 April 2012 (UTC)

Yes, this is not a bug. That is their new AI (however annoying it may be). You'll want to either kill them or let them lose sight of you (Using a boat).-- 15:48, 24 August 2012 (UTC)
They're just wandering around - they're not attacking you, not a bug. Calinou - talk × contribs » 14:20, 3 May 2012 (UTC)
I just started a new world. I have 10 wolves following me. I did not tamed them. I know how to tame. They started following me the second I started the game. They do not attack me. But I cannot make them sit. I was mining some dirt and I accidentally hit one. They killed me. I resurrected and they started following me again. They are not just wondering around. They even teleport if I start to run. First time it happens to me. Normally, untamed wolves do not follow me that way. 10:34, 18 May 2012 (UTC)
Playing 1.2.5 single player, whenever I encounter wolves, they begin following me. I've found no way to stop them following me. Running away and putting geographical barriers between me and them doesn't work, they teleport. The only way to get rid of them is to kill them. I am not taming these wolves and not carrying anything they should be interested in. -evilneko 21:34, 20 May 2012 (UTC)
Also playing 1.2.5 single player, and wolves follow me without being tamed. I started several new worlds and redownloaded the latest update, but they still form huge packs if I wander around for any time. On one world I have over 40 wolves all following me untamed and its making it impossible to accomplish anything because they not only follow, but teleport onto my location if I get any distance away and it knocks me around. The same thing is happening with Ocelots but in smaller quantities, I assume because they do not spawn in large concentrated packs like Wolves do... –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk) 00:13, 10 June 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

You know if you still play Minecraft now we are currently playing Minecraft version 1.8.1 and they don't have this weird problem anymore. Try it yourself.

Taming on the Xbox360[edit]

I can only seem to tame wolves with bones on the Xbox version of this game, the article says I can use meat raw or cooked. If anyone else has this same problem it should be added to the article that only bones work on the Xbox 360. -- 03:04, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

-EDIT (SkeletonEater) 2/22/13 You can only tame wolves with BONES. Meat & Rotten Flesh is for Healing/Breeding. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by (Talk) 01:40, 23 February 2013‎ (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Odd tamed wolf behavior[edit]

I've experienced some odd things with my tamed wolves. I keep them sitting in my house most of the time as they get in the way. A couple times one would be sitting near a wall and start yelping and taking damage and it turns black and looked like it was getting pulled into the wall. I tried to make it stand, but it wouldn't work. The first time it died. The second time I hit the wolf with a stick and was then able to make it stand and it turned back to it's natural color, ran away from the wall and stopped taking damage. At first I thought it was some shadow creature pulling them into the wall and attacking them, but now I believe if they sit too close to a solid block and turn towards it their head ends up inside the block and they start taking suffocation damage.

Also, when I go the the Nether and come back they are no longer sitting even though I left them that way. Once they even teleported to the exit portal which was suspended high in the air.

Lastly, like a poster above mentions, I had to hit one with a stick as it wouldn't stand when I right clicked him, and he stood but started growling. Then the other two started to growl. I fed each repeatedly but they kept growling. I tried sleeping, exiting and reloading the game. Finally when I went out to chop trees and came back they were just gone. WTF?!

I think I'm done with wolves for awhile. Heeeere kitty, kitty, kitty! –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Cpc65 (Talk|Contribs) 21:51, 14 July 2012. Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Thats weird I have been having trouble to.
1. if im by my wolf and get harmed while its sitting t will stand and attack the zombie then sit bck down
2.some of them are randomly standing up and teleporting to me when they were sitting before
3. they are far away and one randomly teleports to me while it was sitting
Russell4 00:23, 16 July 2012 (UTC)

Xbox 360[edit]

Can wolves have babies on the xbox 360? 15:15, 17 July 2012 (UTC)

Not yet... until 1.2.3. version comes out. :) Spencer10APSC 17:52, 14 August 2012 (UTC)

Dog teleports sometimes, but not others[edit]

I play on a multiplayer server. I'll tell my dog to stay at my house, then I'll go out and about. If I don't return home for a while, my dog will teleport to me. Well, I'll be busy so I can't do anything about it, so I tell it to sit, then go home, expecting it to teleport to me like it did while I was out. And of course, it doesn't. Even after the same amount of time away from home has passed, the dog still won't teleport to me. Can anyone tell me why, and possibly a fix for this? -- 23:54, 23 July 2012 (UTC)

I had a similar problem, I had a tamed pup sitting at wolf island and it teleported to my house it has GROWN. 21:48, 20 July 2013 (UTC)

De-spawning wolves[edit]

I was playing Minecraft 1.3.1, and I had about 15 or so sitting wolves in my house. I went outside for a bit, and when I came back they were all missing. I don't really care because they were getting kind of annoying, but I'm just wondering if this is a bug. My house was in an NPC village if that matters. --Jerms 03:03, 10 August 2012 (UTC)

That happened to me too. i had some 36 wolves and after a while the would not stand up
then the next day i only had five wolves left, why!!!!!!!!!????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ooooh! that happens to me two! I hate this bug. Its probably the OLDEST BUG in the game. I had two Wolves in side the top floor of my sky scraper, and went to another town in my map. and when I came back, they just disappeared, with out a trace! I wish we knew why this happens! here is the bad part, this has happened in the fallowing versions: Starting in Beta: 1.6.6. 1.9 Pre1. Official game: 1.0.0 (was one of the biggest bugs at the time). 1.2.5. and so far 1.3.1. well thats it. but Please, Sign your posts with 4 ~. :) Spencer10APSC 18:03, 14 August 2012 (UTC) It happened to me once to. I was playing GGSP's world and left the house they had built-it had 5 or so wolves in it-and when I came back-they were all gone! It has never happened before.WHAT IS WITH THIS BUG --DragonMaster99 09:44, 2 November 2012 (UTC)DragonMaster99

Well, I got a problem too. Well, I got Minecraft 1.7.10, and I had three tamed wolves following me. I was on creative mode, and was building a tunnel trap for any zombies or monsters. There was also a tunnel in the back with a glass wall so I could see how many zombies there were. There was a lot, I could tell, but it was dark, so I went into the tunnel and placed torches on every two blocks on the wall. I occasionally heard some of my dogs whining above the hole, and I kept having the feeling that one of them fell into the hole. Anyway, I didn't find a dog in the hole, so I flew out and started looking for the village that I was building. But there were plains on both sides, and it was raining, making it hard for me to navigate. So I thought that in the morning, the rain would stop. I slept, and the rain did indeed stop. After flying around for a bit, I found the village I was building. I landed, but only two of my dogs tele-ported to me. I remembered that my friend who was an expert on Minecraft telling me that sometimes when a dog tries to tele-port to you, it can fall into a deep ditch or a pool of lava or something and destroy itself. I'm refusing to think that one of my dogs was dead, and I kept searching for it, but I can't find it. Anybody know what could have happened? :(

Your dog probably just fell into a hole (maybe not your trap). I think your dog is not dead. When you find him, he will be happy to see you! 22:11, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Old bug removal Notice.[edit]

Hey there, I and others (if they have not already) are taking a look at the bugs list. I have Noticed that some bugs like the "If a wolf is swimming, Minecraft will sometimes play the "shaking" sound." Bug does not sound right or it may be a old or fixed bug. There are a lot of other bugs here that need to be changed or removed. Please help if you can, the more users that can validate or invalidate these bugs, the better. NOTE: If you can, try to reproduce these bugs. If you could not reproduce any bugs, please remove the bugs you could not reproduce. BUT, BE VERY SURE ABOUT IT BEFORE REMOVING ANY BUGS! Hope to have some help. Thanks. Spencer10APSC 19:25, 17 August 2012 (UTC)

SSP untaming may have been fixed[edit]

Throughout this article (and Tutorials/Wolves), it is noted that in SSP, logging out and back in again causes wolves to become wild once again. However, currently playing 1.3, this is not happening. The only potentially relevant mod I can think of that I'm running is Optifine, but unless that's fixing it, I think that bug may have been fixed. Figured I'd post here for comment, in case I'm an exception, rather than editing the article.

Tamed wolves Forgiving?[edit]

On multiplayer, when someone else has a tamed wolf, and you attack either that player or their wolf, so the wolf then attacks you, is it possible to make the wolf forgive you? Or do you just have to kill it and let the other player find a new wolf? -- 19:53, 18 September 2012 (UTC)

I just was looking this up to find out myself, since I punched my wife as a joke and she punched me back and they got mad, and by the time I went back they had forgiven her so I guess so... maybe just make them sit in between.

Heavily glitched wolf appearance graphic[edit]

I went onto the Wolf wiki page, and I was like "Whoah!" because the appearance graphic was so big it was pushing out of the information box. I couldn't figure out how to fix it...could someone please do that for me? Miraklemax 14:45, 16 February 2013 (UTC)

Good. It's back to normal.Miraklemax 14:45, 16 February 2013 (UTC)

Wolves seem to take less damage from mobs than players[edit]

I was playing around, making a wolf fight certain mobs one on one and noticed they take less damage from them. Endermen deal 3.5 hearts on normal, which is the damage they deal to other mobs as well. It should be able to kill a tamed Wolf, which has 10 hearts, in three hits. However, it takes five. Same thing with Zombie Pigmen. They deal 4.5 hearts on normal and to other mobs, but it takes 4 hits to kill a tamed wolf when it should take 3. Is this a bug?Chumbanotz 01:31, 14 February 2013 (UTC)

Hmmm. I haven't noticed that before. I don't know whether that's a bug or not. Miraklemax 14:47, 16 February 2013 (UTC)
I suspect they have an innate armor rating, which would reduce the damage they take. --Mental Mouse 13:39, 11 March 2013 (UTC)
It's not actually armor, but they do have an innate damage resistance to most attacks. Specifically, when attacked by an entity that is not a player or arrow, they take (attackdamage + 1) / 2 damage instead of attackdamage. For example, they take 4 damage (two hearts) from endermen, and 5 damage (2.5 hearts) from zombie pigmen. Other sources of damage (player attacks, skeleton arrows, falling, explosions, etc.) are not reduced. -- Orthotope 18:43, 11 March

2013 (UTC)

Yeah, this should be normal. Wolves have some kind of damage resistance to all mobs exept the player, skeletons, and take inreduced damage from falling or Creepers (Better not let those explode.). Seriously, I've had a wolf kill 2 Endermen before. Phoenixx 22:08, 14 July 2013 (UTC)

Tamed wolf growling at me[edit]

I read all the posts looking for this problem, and mine is a little different. I feed my wolf everyday. I went mining for three days, and when I came back it was growling at me. I fed it but it didn't help. It still looks normal though. I have not tried to make it stand because I thought it might attack. Is there anything I can do? I on a multi player server. Thanks. 06:58, 27 February 2013 (UTC)Pumpkinmoonsong.

Does it enter "love mode" if you keep feeding it? If not, you might have a problem. Try feeding it a few bones, see if you can re-tame it. --Mental Mouse 13:44, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

Some random player attacked your dog maybe? Pasta power (talk) 01:54, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

Tamed wolves with different coat colours[edit]

I've tamed a couple of wolves, and one of them seems to be a much darker color than the other. I thought it was just in shade, but even sitting in a bright spot and not clipping into anything it's dark grey, nearly black. (I didn't notice an unusual color before taming it, although there were no others nearby to compare it to).

Anyone else noticed this? Do dogs have different colors now (like cats) or do I just have a glitchy wolf? 11:32, 5 April 2013 (UTC)

It's a glitch. I used to have the same problem where some dogs would just be very close to black, even when in full daylight sunshine. I don't know if there is any solution to it, except for getting a new dog. -- Numbermaniac - T - C 00:27, 6 April 2013 (UTC)
1)if you have the creepy pasta mod than DON'T LOOK AT IT, it is really smiledog.

2)DON'T KILL IT you know if it is that dog so please DON'T KILL IT. 3)I don't know why I made a 3. -- 15:31, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

  1. This is vanilla.
  2. Smile dog freaks me out.
Meeples10t ~ c 23:38, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

Wolves ruining farms.[edit]

So I was on a singleplayer world, having lots of fun managing my extensive waterside farm (Pumpkins, Wheat, & Bamboo), then my tamed wolves just come over and stomp everything!!! I don't want to cover them up or it'll take AGES to grow! Is there any other way? Signed, Me, 20:38, 12 July 2013 (UTC)

I think the only way is to cover it up or maybe make your wolves sit down while you're working. LovedDragons 20:41, 12 July 2013 (UTC)
Yup, you need to tell your wolves to sit when you're approaching farmland. Cats even more so. --Mental Mouse 22:28, 12 July 2013 (UTC)
I wonder what Cats do. Is it worse? Do they like, dig up everything? Phoenixx 21:57, 14 July 2013 (UTC)
No, but they jump around even more. --Mental Mouse 21:46, 28 July 2013 (UTC)

Puppies never growing up[edit]

So in the Wiki it said that Puppies grow to adults in 20 minutes (1 minecraft day). Well my puppy has been a puppy for 3 minecraft days already. What's going on?

Physchic wolves[edit]

So I was playing around with a wolf of mine on Minecraft at night, I clicked on a skeleton, and instead of the wolf pouncing on it, it just stood there, and the skeleton died 4 seconds later... with bonus drops of a bow, too. wtf? Phoenixx 21:55, 14 July 2013 (UTC)LO

wow 21:34, 20 July 2013 (UTC)


Ever since one of my wolves died the other wolves eyes would turn into untamed wolves' eyes when it rains or when they dry themselves off They still have collars though. 21:31, 20 July 2013 (UTC)

I actually have that too. I don't know what it means, but I did not kill any dogs/wolves... Do you have a cat? Because I do too. That may also somehow cause it.

Useless wolves.[edit]

So I have this one tamed wolf with me, and this hoarde of zombies breaks into my house (hard mode), I punch the zombies and instead of the wolf attacking the zombie, he just calmly stood there and then walked out of my house. Phoenixx 15:21, 27 July 2013 (UTC)

OMG, do you want your wolf to DIE I mean a HOARDE of zombies I won't do ANYTHING ether 15:55, 28 July 2013 (UTC)

Um, you're supposed to make your dog fight stuff...they're not really fluffies now. Phoenixx 15:44, 29 July 2013 (UTC)

LOL, that is funny since one of my dogs are named Fluffy99.174.200.114 22:35, 30 July 2013 (UTC)

Lol. Phoenixx 15:24, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

hehehe :D Iceprincess1001 20:05, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

Following range for dogs...[edit]

Does anyone know the actual ranges for a dog to (a) stop wandering and head towards you, and (b) to actually teleport to you? My impression is that those are 8 and 16 blocks or thereabouts, but I'm not sure enough to put it on the page. --Mental Mouse 21:49, 28 July 2013 (UTC)

the wikis exact words:Tamed wolves will teleport to the player if a large enough gap (roughly a 20 x 20 x 10 block area) is created between them and the player with a few exceptions. ◾Teleporting resets the focus of a tamed wolf, so if a wolf is attacking a mob and teleports beside a player, it will resume following the player. ◾It is possible for tamed wolves to teleport to an inaccessible location (e.g. under ice) and be injured or die of suffocation as a result.

A wolf will not teleport: ◾If the wolf has been ordered to sit[2] ◾Exception: The wolf is likely to teleport if it is injured while sitting (it will no longer be sitting after it teleports). A dramatic example is if a wolf sitting outside is struck by lightning, in which case they will be on fire when they appear.

◾If the wolf is in a minecart ◾If the player is swimming or riding a boat in deep water (but they will teleport as the player approaches land or shallow water) ◾If there are only transparent blocks (like ice, glass) around the player ◾If the player enters a portal and travels to the Nether or the End, instead remaining in the Overworld until the player returns. However, wolves can be transported to the Nether or End by pushing them into the portal first. ◾If the player is flying a certain distance above the land ◾If the wolf is tied by a lead.

so yeah 14:59, 29 July 2013 (UTC) (I didn't add that to the wiki)

Oh, umm... I know wolves won't teleport while they're sitting, but here's the problem. I've had Minecraft for about a year, and I mostly play on Creative mode. I made a creative world and crossed the ocean to find a spruce forest completely covered in snow. I tames three wolves and let them follow me when I was spawning lots of animals and zombies to make it look like a zombie apocalypse. Anyways, when I finished, I went this way and that, but I couldn't find my house. I already had some very large progress on it, so I didn't want to build a new one. I decided to die by falling out of the world and spawning in my house, so I made all my dogs sit and I fell out of the world. But the problem is, I forgot to sleep in a bed at my house, so I spawned at my spawning point. I wasn't really worried, because I knew I had to cross the ocean to find my dogs and house, but I couldn't find it! D: I just posted here to know if there is ANY WAY AT ALL to teleport to my dogs. Please, reply to this, I really want my dogs back, but I can't get them back at the moment because they're sitting down. ;( (Additional Information: I have minecraft 1.7.10, and the dogs were not attached to a fence post with a lead.)

My Wolf needs a Phyciatrist[edit]

So whenever I attack anything, from a cow to a wild wolf, my tamed wold starts attacking me. When it reverts back to normal, all it does is run in circles, and no matter how far away I am, it won't teleport. Phoenixx 21:34, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

Glitch? If you can't stop it and it even kills you, I suggest killing the wolf and finding another. Meeples10 signature.png Talk
22:40, 31 July 2013 (UTC)
dude one problem at a time.(and you mean squares not circles.....right) 14:52, 2 August 2013 (UTC)
Entities can move in other angles that 90o and 180o. My wolves constantly runs in circles around me, as do my pigs. Meeples10 signature.png Talk
15:26, 2 August 2013 (UTC)

it is rare to seeing circles in minecraft |^_~|-- 15:20, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

Your dog is heavily bugged. You should kill it!-- 22:56, 10 December 2013 (UTC)

Feeding up a puppy...[edit]

Orthotope's changes make a little more sense, but the numbers still don't match up. First of all, what health are puppies born at? It has to be at least 1, so 5 raw chicken (2 hunger points each) should be enough, and 4 if they're born at 2. Similarly, raw pork or beef should require at most 3. --MentalMouse42 (talk) 12:25, 18 October 2013 (UTC)

AFAIK, puppies start at 8 health points like wild wolves, so they need to gain 12 to reach max health. They have a maximum of 10 hearts, but that's 20 health points. -- Orthotopetalk 14:33, 18 October 2013 (UTC)

wolf tries to corner chicken[edit]

In 1.7, one of my chickens pushed one of my wolves into the wall. He started to suffocate. When he got out, he cornered the chicken against the wall(he wasn't killing it). Why did the wolf corner the chicken? Was he trying to get the chicken back? 06:44, 12 November 2013 (UTC)

tamed wolf/ wolves ignoring me[edit]

i have 8 tamed wolves and they were all left sitting in a room i made them. today for some reason they all decided to get up but only 2 out of 8 followed me. i managed to get one back into the room i was keeping them in but i accidentally killed the other one. after that all my other wolfs try to run away from me or put there back to me. also now they wont let me make them sit. even if i spawn a new wolf and tame it, it immediately does the same thing. help?

have you tried it on different games -- 00:30, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

really wild wolves[edit]

Ive been trying to tame a wolf for a while and it wont work. There are no hearts and it just shows black animation. What the heck

Wolves disappearing/reappearing[edit]

I am playing on a LAN world with my family. The world was originally hosted by my sister, on her account on the computer. We tamed wolves, but after a while (I think it was at some point after we teleported somewhere, as we had cheats on) they disappeared. Some time later the world was moved to my account and I started hosting it, and after a while we found wolves again. Whenever we teleport, some (but not always all) of the wolves became invisible, and occasionally other players could see the dog but the owner couldn't until they returned to where they were before teleporting by either walking or teleporting. Then I teleported to my dad and the wolves from when my sister hosted the world (these wolves had disappeared hours earlier, but the puppy was still a puppy) reappeared. Has this happened to anyone else? 02:14, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

what is the best meat to breed dogs/wolves?[edit]

I recently tamed 2 wolves and was wondering what the best meat is to breed them. Can anyone please tell me what it is or is there no difference. Thanks For Reading WolfHowlz

The best meat for me is rotten flesh, but just because you may have quantity but the best is cooked anything. Zandozer (talk) 16:03, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

What do you use to get a wolf to follow you?! D:[edit]

Well, I have recently tamed a wolf (I named him Pawprint). So I let him get up from sitting but not being used to the controls I accidentally destroyed the door. Pawprint then ran out of my mini-house and started going all over the place and I needed him back in the house but he wouldn't follow me. I discovered saying "Pawprint! Come!" made him come to me, but he would not follow me into my house. I tried to have him follow with bones, rotten flesh, cooked chicken, raw chicken, steak... But only once did he follow me but not long enough for me to get him in the house.

So: HOW IN THE WORLD DO YOU GET THE WOLF TO FOLLOW YOU IF IT'S TAMED?! D: (I'm in creative so I literally have everything) I've seen people do it on youtube videos! Pleeeaaasssee reply I'm still a noob to Minecraft... 20:41, 20 April 2014 (UTC)

You just walk away, and it will follow you.

And, you don't say Pawprint come. All you do is walk. WARNING: If you are in creative and you fly too far away, s/he will not teleport. I hope if this doesn't work you figure out how. 18:46, 10 May 2014 (UTC)Goodygood234, owner 18:45, 10 May 2014 (UTC)hi

Are My Dogs Possessed? XBOX 360[edit]

Alright so, I decided to take all of my dogs out of my house which was like 8-10. So I made them all stand and then I hit a cow just outside of my house, only one of my dogs went after it and killed it. The other ones were just slowly walking straight forward. I thought it was a little weird so, I followed them and they all started to try going into this corner and they were pushing each other and then they started to hurt each other trying to get in the corner. They killed like, one or two of each other. So I made them all sit. I then made the one who killed the cow stand and I ran away and the dog followed me so I thought, "Oh well maybe this will fix everything!" So I went to the dogs and made them all stand and I ran away and all but three followed me so, I made the ones who followed me sit down. Then I went back over to the corner and three dogs were still trying to get into the corner. I got scared so, I took my dogs that would follow me and brought them into the house and as soon as they all got into the house they turned and started slowly walking in the direction of the corner so I made them sit and I got scared so I pause MineCraft and went to bed. So I come back on it today and go look in the corner and three of my dogs are just standing there looking up at the sky, not doing anything and it's really scaring me. So, I just made them sit and stand up and I moved them a little bit. Then I ran away and one dog followed me. I walked a little ways and he was just standing there then snapped out of it and started following me. I ran inside my house but my dog wasn't coming so I went back outside and he was slowly walking over to the corner, like all possessed like. So I made him sit and now he's just looking at me whining, he has full heath but, he's just whining. This is really scaring me. Does anyone know how to fix this? Please help!

I fixed it! I got hit by a mob and now its all fixed!!!!! 20:14, 11 May 2014 (UTC) Goodygood234, all you do is get hit by a mob.

Tamed Wolfs start with Orange Collars?!?[edit]

I was Playing 1 day when I found a Wolf. So I tamed it, but when I did it had a orange collar even though I did not have any orange dye. Can someone tell me why?

I have this problem with 6 newly tamed wolves. All started with orange collars and wont follow me and they keep jumping on the spot..... 11/6/14-- 09:00, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

I'm having these problems, too! My wolves had orange collars and they'd follow me for a while but then they'd just disappear only to come back after I passed a certain point. :/ XxToxicSpikesxX (talk) 23:59, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
Duplicate of MC-54109. The Minecraft wiki is not the place to report bugs. 00:46, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
With the new 1.8 update wolfs now have orange collars when tamed. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Skyhawk1108 (talkcontribs) at 13:58, 04 January 2015 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Tamed Wolfs that walk while their sitting?[edit]

I was playing Crative minecraft and i had 20 dogs, but one of them was Moving but also Sitting?!? Can someone tell me why thank u. :)

I think that's just a bug. Is it harmful? Enderizz (talk) 16:50, 22 November 2014 (UTC)

Multiplayer breeding section is inconsistant and unclear.[edit]

The Wiki page says: 1:"Breeding with wolves from someone else will cause your puppy to be owned by the other person." If this means that both wolves belong to someone else then I think it should say: "Breeding someone else's wolves...", otherwise the "with" together with "the other owner" from the next sentence makes it sound like it's one of mine and one of theirs.

Also it probably shouldn't say "your puppy" when referring to a puppy that I don't get.

2:"In order to get YOUR puppy; the other owner needs to click your wolf first and then his/her wolf." Does this mean "In order for THEM to get YOUR puppy" or "In order for YOU to get YOUR puppy"? (Same complaint about the "YOUR" if I might or might not get it (also capitalizing "YOUR" looks clunky.))

Presumably, me clicking in the same order would result in the same owner getting the puppy? And what happens if each person clicks on one wolf? Or a third person clicks on one or both?

If this means what I now think it does it seems like both sentences might be replaced with something like "When breeding on multiplayer, the resulting puppy will belong to the player owning the wolf that is fed {first/last}."?

[ADDED] Thanks to whoever changed it, it's much clearer now!

Hexalobular (talk) 00:43, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

LAN Wolves Glitching[edit]

I have a survival world opened to LAN that I play with my brother. We went off and tamed some wolves but they're terribly glitchy. I was wandering around and I found one wolf with red eyes just staring at the sky. We hadn't hit any wolves and there weren't any mobs of prey nearby. We left that one and ended up taming some normal-looking wolves. They would follow us around perfectly fine, but then when we get to our house we realised they were just gone. Running away from the house made them teleport back but they refused to go any farther. They wouldn't even go near the mountain the house is actually on. Is this just a really bad combination of bugs or is it something having to do with being an LAN word? It's so annoying. XxToxicSpikesxX (talk) 23:55, 28 September 2014 (UTC) I'd like to add that they are the orange-collared wolves. Aren't they supposed to start with red collars? XxToxicSpikesxX (talk) 23:56, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

Could someone help me?[edit]

I tamed 2 wolves and let them in my house. They decided to go into my underground carrot farm and got stuck down there. I tried walking away and teleporting, but that didn't work. Any advice other than "Tame more wolves"? Enderizz (talk) 16:48, 22 November 2014 (UTC)