This is the one game that Nintendo put out there to hopefully get people to buy the Nintendo DS. It takes full advantage of the stylus capabilities, you use the pen to feed you dog, water your dog, take them out for walks, even petting your virtual pooch. I think the real draw to this game is the fact the fact that there are so many different breeds of dogs. The selection of dogs ranges from pugs and poodles to Dalmatians, and German shepherdes. I personally perfer the shiba-inu. Anyway, one of the cool things about this game is the voice recognition system, which means that you can teach your dogs to come when you call their names, you can teach them to do tricks like roll over, play dead, and many, many more. The only negative thing about this game is that after a short while the game gets boring, fast. So there you have it, if you have a DS then buy this game or rent it if you are not a big dog fan.