Dogs are the only animals you can’t hunt in the game.
Instead, they allow you to get bonuses that increase the weight of specific animals in selected locations. You can also get a competition bonus that increases the weight of animals participating in Duels and Championships.
Although dogs may look similar, players are accompanied by a different pet in each location, which means you have to upgrade each dog individually. The higher the dog's level, the more bonuses can be assigned. A dog's experience increases with each hunted animal. Note that high-value animals give more experience.
There are two additional ways of improving your dog’s performance: treats and premium training. After getting a treat, the dog will gain new levels faster, while premium training increases the number of received experience points and allows you to assign more bonuses.