You can now have your own dog in Red Dead Redemption 2

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  • Red Dead Redemption 2 PC players can now download, install and enjoy a new, awesome mod.
  • The mod allows gamers to have their very own canine companion, with a wide set of behavior and assist options.
  • Dog Companion empowers your future pet to help you with hunting, and also assist in combat.
  • This article shows you where exactly you can get the mod and how to properly install it on your PC. 
Red Dead Redemption 2 dog companion mod

Needless to say that this has been and still is one of the most fascinating and entertaining games of the last decade, in terms of adventure, realm of possibilities, as well as the range of your free roaming.

However, many feel that, despite it being so awesome and captivating, it misses one crucial element, and that is a canine companion,

This PC mod allows you to have your own dog in RDR 2

Therefore, Dog Companion by Shtivi is exactly what it says it is. It doesn’t just assign you a random pet, in fact, you can have any dog in Red Dead Redemption 2.

Interesting to know is that, if players also include the pups called Rufus and Cain, altogether there are fifteen different kinds of dog that appear in Red Dead Redemption 2.

With the Dog Companion mod installed, you can adopt any of them. And it’s not hard to do at all, as the instructions are pretty simple.

All you have to do is find a dog that you like and pat it, then select the new Bond option available. After you do so, the faithful canine will accompany you on your adventures and assist you, if needed.

New dog behavior options with the mod

Some more good news is that the mod adds a considerable number of canine-specific behaviors to Red Dead Redemption 2, allowing players to exploit quite a few options while they are joined by their dog.

Companions cat sit and wait for you if instructed, and if you enter a building, it’ll wait for you outside. They can also help you out in fights, attacking any predators who get too close, or anyone you get into a brawl with.

The dogs can also help players out with hunting, meaning that they can track game animals by their scent, and if you shoot some prey, your dog will scamper over to the carcass and start barking to help you locate it.

This is an important feature because you’ll only be able to refill your dog’s core stats with the meat you’ve harvested from animals.

This Dog Companion mod also includes a full in-game tutorial which shows you how to interact with your dog and use it to its full potential.

Maybe you will want to practice your whistling because that’s how you’ll call your dog to you, but it has a range outside of which your dog won’t be able to hear you, same as with horses.

How do I install the Dog Companion mod for Red Dead Redemption 2?

If you are already a fan and want to have this mod on your PC, you can download the mod from Nexus Mods.

In order to install it, you will also need AB’s ScripthookRDR2 installed, as well as an .asi loader.

Once you’ve got all that set up, simply copy DogCompanion.asi and the folder labeled DogCompanion to your Red Dead Redemption 2 folder.

That’s pretty much it at all. After doing all this you are good to go and you can start enjoying your new pet.

What’s your opinion on this new mod for Red Dead Redemption 2? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

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