If your dog gets stuck on your head, use the pop command to make him pop off. In periods of high lag, Fido can get stuck or twisted around on your head or in some other objects. To fix it, say,
That makes him clear himself from being stuck and reorient himself to his proper position.
Nine out of 10 times using pop solves the problem, but another thing to do is take him back to inventory and re-rez him. You might have to try this several times, or wait until the lag condition clears up before it works.
You can also choose to “edit” him, and orient him correctly using SL building controls. If none of that works, bring your dog to the Dog Clinic to update him.
Many problems you might have with your dog can be solved at the VKC Dog Clinic at one of the Dog Parks. These are the commands you can give at the Clinic:
Mr. Genosse keeps makng improvements to the VKC dogs, and you may want to get yours updated occasionally. Major updates are always announced in the Virtual Kennel Club group, and everyone who buys a dog gets an invitation to the group. If you're not a member and you want to be, please contact Blu Sparkle, Sandry Logan, or one of the VKC Proven Trainers to request an invitation to the Virtual Kennel Club.
If your dog seems confused about his tricks, you can tell him to restore his memory from a backup copy kept at the VKC. Just say
If you just want to start over completely and clear your dog's memory of all tricks and marks you taught him, say
Fido remember nothing nothing nothing
If you wish to create a backup of your dog's tricks and marks as he knows them at this particular moment, say
When you first get your dog, he tells you some things he's doing by chatting in the chat window. If you would rather have your dog completely quiet, say:
To have him say what he's thinking again, say,
When you claim your lost, broken, or updated dog from the VKC Dog Clinic and rez him, the dog goes through a process of loading his scripts again. This allows him to recall his tricks, marks, and familiar people and places so that he becomes the dog you know and love.
There are other things that you might like your dog to remember without having to tell the dog each time he is newly claimed. If you want him to remember things like specific coloring, positions, water mode, or greeting mode, you can teach him a trick called "init" and he will automatically load these settings. The "init" trick is sort of a re-initialization of your dog as you had him before his trip to the Dog Clinic.
For example, you might say:
Fido learn init water avoid position 90 2 greet-quiet
If you add the command greet-quiet to the init trick, it must always be the very last command in the trick. If you add greet-quiet anywhere but at the end, it will break the trick and the dog will not recall his initialization commands when he is claimed.
Once you teach "init" to your dog, it is never necessary to speak the command in chat. The "init" trick becomes part of his initialization.
Your dog normally listens to any typed text that begins with his name. By default he does this both on Channel 0 (public) and Channel 1 (private). Some people like to command their dog on channel 1 while using natural speech on Channel 0 because this enhances the realism of the dog. Occasionally, people want to be able to speak silently to their dog on Channel 1 but find that some other nearby device already listens on this channel. When this is the case, it is possible to add another listening channel to your dog.
Channel 0 is the public channel that anyone can hear. Channels 1 to 2,147,483,648 are private channels that aren't sent to the SL client.
For example, you might say:
Fido channel 9
Remember: this is an extra channel. He also listens on channels 0 and 1. If you later say
Fido channel 42
this will remove channel 9 and he will listen on channel 42 as well as channel 0 and channel 1.
To remove the extra channel, say:
Fido channel 0
Because VKC Dogs are curious and independent, they sometimes are out of sight, on the roof, or lost. If this happens to your dog, try the following:
Come visit us at one of our Virtual Kennel Club Dog Parks