Diablo 4: How to pet the dog

Brianna Reeves
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To the delight of many Diablo 4 players, you can indeed pet the dog. This simple act can put a smile on your face, kind of, and we’ll show you how to show a pooch some love.

Petting dogs, or cats, has become a fan-favorite mechanic in many games. And while several dogs roam Sanctuary’s safe havens in Diablo 4, it’s not blatantly apparent that players can interact with them in the game. Simply walking up to the canines and exploring the likes of Kyovashad yields no button prompt. Using the game’s dedicated interact button doesn’t help, either.

But fear not, we are here to help as it turns out there is actually a way to kneel down and give a dog your full attention. While it’s a nice little feature, we’ll explain how you can do this, but why you should maybe refrain from doing so too.

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How to pet the dog in Diablo 4

Diablo 4 users can simply walk up to a dog, open the options menu, hit the “Hello” emote, then watch as their character bends down and greets the four-legged creature.

Sadly, this heart-warming sentiment quickly takes a turn to the dark side. After petting the dog, it will subsequently leave the town with the player and unwittingly follow along – even into battle.

It’s then 99.99% certain that the dog will die in combat being by your side. So you’ll have to decide if the opportunity to pet the dog is worth the poor animal’s life.

We’ll leave it up to your conscience to decide how to approach dogs in Diablo 4. If you do want more guides for the game though, we have many more articles to check out:

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About The Author

Brianna graduated from SHSU in 2018 with a Master's degree in English Literature. In the past, she's written for Comic Book Resources, PlayStation LifeStyle, and Screen Rant. On top of penning scripts for GVMERS, Brianna covers the latest gaming news for Dexerto. Her expertise lies in PlayStation, single-player games such as Assassin's Creed, and anything Batman-related. You can contact her at brianna.reeves@dexerto.com.