The Sims Freeplay- Hobbies: Dog Obedience


Once you complete the Life Dreams and Legacies Quest you will be able to use orbs to build the Pet Park, once the pet park is built, you can begin this hobby using a teen, adult or senior sim and a dog

NOTE: before you can complete this hobby you need a dog in your town (not a puppy) and they need to be wearing a collar that you can buy from the pet salon. Once they are wearing a collar when you click on them you will get the option to send to pet park:


Once one of your sims and the dog are at the pet park you can click on the statue and select one of the options:

  • Short Lesson- 2 hours
  • Obedience Class- 4 hours
  • Daily Study- 6 hours
  • Rigorous Training- 8 hours


You can have 10 sims and 10 dogs completing this hobby at the same time (if you do want to use 10 then send the dog first otherwise it will tell you the place is too crowded)

After the time has passed come back and click the exclamation mark above your sims head to find one of the dog obedience reward collectibles. Every time your sims complete one of the dog obedience options their dog obedience hobby level up percentage will increase, once you reach 100% you will level up, there are 6 levels. You need to reach level 6 to be able to unlock all of the dog obedience reward collectibles, once unlocked you will be able to find them.

NOTE: click on the dog at the pet park to get the option to send them home once you complete the hobby

The table below shows the level up percentage for each option:

This may change in future updates

 LEVEL  2 hours 4 hours 6 hours 8 hours
1-2 27% 45% 63% 90%
2-3 13% 22% 31% 45%
3-4 6% 11% 15% 22%
4-5 4% 7% 10% 15%
5-6 3% 6% 8% 12%

The next table shows you for each level what dog obedience rewards you unlock (so you can then find those ones too) and also the level up reward that a second and future sims will receive when they level up in this hobby:

1 Attack Dummy Sit on It and Down Boy are unlocked in the hobby collection
2 Dogs Breakfast Well Behaved and Shake It are now unlocked in the hobby collection 250XP
3 Puppy Buddy Gentlemens Agreement and Hand Holding are now unlocked in the hobby collection 500XP
4 Walker Fall and Tip and Barrel Roll are now unlocked in the hobby collection S750
5 Guider of Dogs On a Roll and Dead to Lights are now unlocked in the hobby collection 10,000 Town Value
6 Dog Whisperer Stop and Drop and Down and Out are now unlocked in the hobby collection.

You can now complete the collection!


NOTE: only the first sim completing this hobby needs to get to level 6 to unlock all the collectibles, future sims will be able to find any collectible even if they are only on level 1 in this hobby

You won’t find a new collectible each time, you will get repeats, if this happens just keep going, you will find them eventually! If it is still taking too long you can use the lucky spin on the row where you cannot find the item, this will cost LPs, when you click on the LP button it will clear the row and give you a random collectible on that row so you aren’t guaranteed a new item (you will get back any other collectibles you already had in that row) Need to earn some LPs to use the lucky spin?


The completed dog obedience collection is shown below, once you complete the collection you need to click ‘start a new collection’ at the top of the hobby collection screen, this clears the board so you can complete the collection again to earn more rewards (you will only get the option to restart the hobby collection when you have completed the collection):

You will earn XPs when you complete a row in the hobby but to complete the collection you need to find all 12 of the collectibles

The rewards for completing this collection are the pet pool and 5LP:

  • The first time you complete this hobby collection you unlock the pet pool, this will cost 25SP and you can find it in the pool items section20150228-084252.jpg
  • From the second time onwards each time you complete the collection you will earn 5LP


Confused about hobbies? Read my Hobbies Frequently Asked Questions post

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Related Hobbies: Dog Agility & Cat Show


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25 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay- Hobbies: Dog Obedience

  1. I just recently started this hobby myself, having just built the pet park. I have 3 adult sims with the Animal Fanatic life orbs (all using the Dog Obedience hobby as their life dream) working round the clock with three dogs to finish this. I have wondered just how many sims can do this particular task at one time? I have tried 4 at once. It looks like there is room for quite a few in the area. I know the most you can bring to a place are 10 sims. How many did you use to complete the hobby the first time?

    (On another hobby topic, I have 1 sim juggling and 1 sim surfing. The maximum sims allowed to do each of those tasks is 1 at a time. I think it would be helpful if you added this kind of info. to your blog. I think you have before. The salsa dancing one helped me a lot: 2 pairs of sims. Like you can use 4 bowlers at a time in the bowling hobby, 1 in the catwalking hobby, etc. Four in figure skating…I think.) I don’t want you to mess up your sims’ hobbies trying to figure this out. Any information you can give me is useful. Maybe I spent too much time thinking about this. I try to get these hobbies completed as efficiently as I can with the amount of sims that I have.

    Thanks for all the info. you’ve given on this topic. I will save up my SPs now for this prize.

    • I tried to complete this hobby with two sims and it was a nightmare, it kept glitching but it meant that I didn’t try with more sims so I have no idea how many you can use, sorry.

      • I’ve had glitching problems myself with it. Sometimes I click on all the exclamation marks over their heads at the same time and it kind of fogs over on one or two, and I end up not being able to get that reward. I’ve since started clicking one at a time (allowing time for the reward to pop up) and then click the next, and that has helped.

        It’s no problem. I was just curious.

      • Ok, I’m still having problems with glitching and I think the dogs are the cause. They act according to their own free will. They sometimes stop doing the requested task. Today I clicked and got a reward, only to have that dog run towards another dog and that one caused the other two rewards to glitch out. Like when a sim plays frisbee with a dog, sometimes the action will just stop because the dog decides it wants to go dig buried treasure, eat, drink, use a dog house, or run free. It was (STILL IS) especially annoying if you have assigned sims to this specific task to earn life orbs. The pets need to be fixed.

      • You can have at least 8 sims do this hobby. I couldn’t check to see up to 10 Sims as I ran out of dogs and free sims. It appears there is room for 10 Sims to perform the Dog Obedience Hobby, but I only was able to check to 8 Sims.

  2. I haven’t done this hobby yet, so the information is great to have! All of my pet hobby sims are currently doing the wear out the dog frisbee and obsessive cat stroking hobbies because I’m working on platimum orbs to get some permanent sims in my town of varying ages so I don’t have to skip toddler, preteen and teen tasks in the weekly and social tasks. I’d like to do this one for fun once I’ve finished them up.

  3. Have you done the Dog Agility hobby yet? I can’t find a post about it and I’m struggling with it. Any help would be appreciated!

    • Not yet, I’m still getting the annoying animal fanatic orbs to build it (least favourite orbs, without a job life dream it takes forever!) but the post will be up as soon as I have completed it

  4. I hate how the other orbs which have job life dreams have tons of life dreams to choose from while Animal life dreams only have a handful of options, one of them requiring you to buy from their online store. And it’s very hard to have tons of animals since they cost LPs. They could have at least included an option where it can be fulfilled by everyday objects that can be found around the town. 🙂 Just wanted to vent here. There’s really nothing that can be done unless EA adds more life dreams to the game.

  5. I built the pet salon. But when i go to style a pet there’s nothing there :/ just a blank screen there’s no collars or anything just a blank box…

  6. Hiya! Have you unlocked the dog agility hobby? I’ve just built it at the pet park but when I try to get my sim to do it they keep getting the blue footprints above their head. I have the dog there with the collar and I’ve tried attempting it once my other sims have finished the dog obedience but nothing seems to work. I don’t know if I’m doing something wrong or if the game is glitched or what!

    Thanks for this blog it really is the best source of sims freeplay info anywhere 🙂

    • I am completing it right now, I haven’t had this issue though, it tells me a lot that there isn’t a dog free when there is but I just keep selecting the option until it works so that might work for you?
      You’re welcome! Thanks 🙂

    • did you find a solution? i faced the same problem, but have not found any chance to avoid blue footprints

      • Hi, no solution yet. I contacted Firemonkeys and they sent me this message:
        “This has been confirmed fixed in a future update.At this time please avoid this hobby. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.”

        So I guess we just have to wait for a fix…

  7. When I try to buy a collar at the pet store it takes my money but the collar doesn’t show up in my dog… I’m so confused!

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