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Owner Points appear in Nintendogs + Cats, and can be earned to unlock new items and features. The system almost works like the Trainer Points in Nintendogs, with a few changes included. Earning points can be done in various ways, from feeding the pet to taking it into contests.


Each dog or cat can earn a maximum of 200 Owner Points per day, so if the player has 3 pets at home, they can earn up to 600 Owner Points. The maximum amount of Owner Points that can be earned daily is 1200 if the player has the maximum number of pets (6 pets total, 3 at home and 3 using the Pet Hotel).

Players can also earn Owner Points with different pets found on walks at the park or Café, though they cannot earn any Owner Points from StreetPass/SpotPass dogs, or pets they meet at the kennel.

In order for the player to view the amount of Owner Points one dog or cat has earned, they need to click on the pet's icon at the top left when viewing its status. Next to the heart in a thought bubble, it tells them how much they earned with that pet. Total Owner Points of the player can be found by viewing the Journal, clicking on the Mii icon, and looking at the top right-hand corner of the top screen

Owner Point Accumulation

Action Owner Points Awarded
Calling a pet by saying their name out loud 2 Owner Points
Practicing a trick via a voice command 2 Owner Points
Giving the pet a toy 4 to 7 Owner Points
Interacting with the pet 1 to 2 Owner Points
Having your pet play with other dogs/cats 1 Owner Point
Giving the pet a treat
  • 0.33 Owner Points w/green sparkle,
  • 0.5 Owner Points w/blue sparkle
  • 1 Owner Point w/pink/purple sparkle
Feeding a pet
Grooming/Bathing the pet
Taking the dog for a walk 20 Owner Points once a day
Placing first in a contest 20 Owner Points
Placing second in a contest 10 Owner Points
Placing third in a contest 5 Owner Points
Buying food at Café Petrov ?? Owner Points
Getting a StreetPass ?? Owner Points

Owner Point Deduction

Leaving your pets unattended for mutiple days
Unsuccessful friendship with another dog
Forgetting to obey scoop laws on walks
Pulling on the leash
Overworking your pets
Annoying the dog (Touching its back paw, touching its tail, etc.)
Playing records that scare the dog (especially Surprise Beat Record)