DayZ Now Has Dogs & This is How You Get One

Published: Jun. 09, 2021
Updated: Jun. 09, 2021

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Once again, DayZ veterans have a great wish fulfilled, because from now on you can have your very own dogs in DayZ, who also fights by your side and listens to orders.

Dogs in DayZ? It sounds like something out of a fairy tale, but yes, the survival game DayZ lets you get your own dogs now. This listens and follows you, or fights against zombies on command. However, there is a catch: this only applies to PC gamers, because it is a mod.dayz-dog-mod-golden-retriever

DayZ Mod lets you tame dogs - what's in it?

This is the mod: In the DayZ Dog Mod you can expect exactly what the name promises - namely dogs. These come in a wide variety of forms and variations. All races are based on the model of the wolf in DayZ, so they have just been coated with a new texture:

  • Siberian husky
  • Golden retriever
  • Czechoslovakian wolf dog
  • German shepherd dog of different colorsdayz-hunde-dog-mod-rassen-race

But where should your four-legged friend actually sleep? Actually, The DayZ Dog Mod offers various accommodations that you can find or build. On the one hand, there are modern kennels, small dog houses or large accommodations that are cobbled together from boards.

To keep your little friend from getting bored while you leave them alone, you can give them a rubber bone as a present.

What can the dogs do? Besides being cute, the dogs in the mod for DayZ actually have a lot to offer. On command, they can follow you, patrol or wait in one place. If you lose your four-legged friend, that's no problem either, because he'll come back to you with a whistle.

Apart from that, they will also fight by your side against zombies and players. Unfortunately, they are currently as clumsy as the wolves in the game, which is not surprising given their origin.


How to tame dogs in DayZ

Summon instead of tame: It may sound strange, but in the DayZ Dog Mod you don't look for a dog in the wilderness and then painstakingly tame it Ark-style. You conjure him much more in his dog kennel. And this is how it works:

  • Find or build a dog kennel
  • Kill any animal to get bones from it.
  • Go to the kennel with the bones in hand
  • Click on "Summon"
  • Pick a breed of dog that you like, and that's it.

Now you are the proud owner of a dog who is loyal to you. As always, what you do with the guy is up to you. At the moment, you don't have to worry about food or water for him.

How to install the mod: It's very simple and there are only two options to install. With the first one, you simply join a server via the DZSA launcher that offers this mod. It will be downloaded automatically.

Option two says that you simply march into the Steam workshop and click on subscribe - and you're done. Not that difficult, is it? Have fun with your dog!


The interest in digging deep into the gaming industry stems from the DayZ Mod for Arma 2 in 2012. Kevin started working in the gaming industry in 2016. First as a trainee at Survivethis, the biggest German Survival-Games-Site at that time. Only half a year later, he got accepted at Gamestar and later MeinMMO. Now, on he implements all his Knowledge to deliver comprehensive news, guides, interviews and more unique topics.
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