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Trainer Points (Japanese: 飼い主ポイント Kainushi pointo) are a measurement of the player's capability and experience as a dog trainer in Nintendogs. These points are used to measure the player's rank as a trainer, unlock new breeds and interiors, unlock certain items in the local store, and allows them to teach advanced tricks to their dogs. Trainer Points unlock certain items, such as Dog Breeds and new houses in the Interior Decorator.

In Nintendogs + Cats, the Trainer Points have been renamed Owner Points and can be seen in the Journal.

Trainer Point Accumulation

Action Trainer Points Awarded
Winning a contest 100 Trainer Points
Placing second in a contest 70 Trainer Points
Placing third in a contest 50 Trainer Points
Losing a contest 30 Trainer Points
Taking a dog for a walk 75 to 200 Trainer Points earned.

Some results have 0 Trainer Points.

Brushing the dog 1 Trainer Point / minute
Successful friendship with another trainer's dog 10 to 30 Trainer Points
Bathing the dog 10 to 30 Trainer Points
Perfect timing on feeding 10 to 30 Trainer Points
Interacting with the pet (petting, toys, etc.) 1 to 3 Trainer Points
Teaching the dog a new trick 1 to 10 Trainer Points

Losing Trainer Points

Using records that scare your puppy (especially Surprise Record)
Neglecting your puppy for a number of days
Forgetting to pick up poop on walks
Fighting with the neighbors' dogs on walks
Bumping into your dog with the Mario Kart, Peach Kart, Bowser Kart, etc.
Overworking your dog
Playing with toys that scare the dog (Balloon, dog photo, bubble blower, meteorite, etc.)
Making your dog angry (Tricks, Toreador Record, etc)

Trainer Ranks

Rank Title Trainer Points
Puppy Love 0 Trainer Points
Adoration 100 Trainer Points
Archie Level 300 Trainer Points
Amateur Trainer 1,000 Trainer Points
Semi-Pro Trainer 2,000 Trainer Points
Pro Trainer 3,000 Trainer Points
Junior Handler 5,000 Trainer Points
Top Handler 7,000 Trainer Points
Star Handler 10,000 Trainer Points
Dog Tamer 15,000 Trainer Points
Veteran Tamer 20,000 Trainer Points
Charismatic Tamer 30,000 Trainer Points
The General 50,000 Trainer Points
Dog Master 70,000 Trainer Points
Nintendogs Master 99,999 Trainer Points


  • There is an exploit to boost Trainer Points as much as possible without actively attending to the dog. The player must leave their dog idle on the grooming screen as they brush them, especially for an extended amount of time.
  • To check your Trainer Points, go to your "Go Out" button on the menu, then "Info", then "Trainer Info".
  • If a trainer hasn't unlocked a certain dog breed or house style with Trainer Points, they can visit a trainer they haven't met via Bark Mode.