Though a little demeaning to dogs, Nintendogs: Labrador really displays the fun life of looking after a puppy.

User Rating: 8 | Nintendogs: Lab & Friends DS
Mark: 8/10
Rank: Excellent and Fun

Has a wide range of adorable puppies | Excellent method of teaching your dog tricks | Easy tutorials | You really get attached to your dog.

Slightly degrading to dogs | One save slot | Your dog will forget commands very quickly.

At first Nintendogs: Labrador and Friends seemed a little dodgy to me because, to tell you the truth, I've had other pet games before and they were disappointing. But I was surprised to see how creative you can get with the game, from simply teaching your dog tricks to entering it in contests and holding up your trophy in boastful glory. The first dog you get will usually be your favourite, and let me tell you, you will get very close to your dog quite quickly - if you're that kind of person. I wouldn't recommend this game to people who don't like animals.
It pretty much starts of like this: You get your dog, teach it its name and then teach it to sit. It is extremely rewarding when your dog learns a trick but it takes a lot of hard work to get them to do so. Then you find you're able to take your dog on walks - which is very fun and peaceful - and each time you take your dog on walks, the further it will go. By the time you have been playing it for about a month, you will be able to go to the gym, the shops, the park, the beach, plus you will meet new friends and pick up useful items on the way. Also, you will be able to train your dogs for competitions in which you get money as a prize, which you can use to buy many cool things.
Winning the competitions is great. You get a great feeling from watching your dog bite the trophy in triumph while the other dogs whine and sob, and you cackle and brag and brag and brag.
But there's a slight problem: you can only enter your dog in a competition 3 times a day, so now you want to get another dog - if you have enough money. You will get more and more dogs until you've got the maximum - 5 dogs, 3 with you, 2 in a sleazy motel.
Overall, Nintendogs: Labrador and Friends is a really great game, very enjoyable, very imaginitive; if, once again, you're that kind of person. It's matter of whether you like picking up poop from the streets and the secret pleasure of teaching your dog to heil to you - if you're the kind of person who just loves doing those things, this game is right for you.