Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 39
Rated 1 out of 5 by GameDad Beware lockup / freeze
Bought the cartridge game for use on two Leappad 2s. Kids absolutely love the game (3 and 5 years old). Only complaint, and its a BIG one, is that the game consistently locks up after 10-15 minutes (with both Leappad units). The only remedy is to remove the batteries, made more difficult since we wave the gel covers on both. We numerous other downloaded and cartridge content, none of them have exhibited this problem so far. This is the only reason for the 1-star rating; otherwise its at least a 4-star product.
I have seen many reviews with this problem, for both download and cartridge. Be VERY careful spending money on this game.
03 January 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Leapmom2 Daughter adores this game!!!
My daughter has thanked me numerous times for getting her this game. It is easy for her to play (age 5) and she loves all the things she can do to take care of her pet. It is not very educational, but it does expose her to some real-life responsibilities and she gets a real sense of pride when she "wins" awards for her pets. It is simply a fun, fun game for young children. I bet at 2 year old would even find enjoyment out of it. Our cartridge freezes up the leappad from time to time, but I haven't noticed other reviews to mention this so it is probably just ours. If you want a game to simply make your young child happy, then this is the one to get.
08 December 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by CL18 Great game but freezes up
My 3 and 6 year olds LOVE this game, unfortunately I am having issues with it freezing up as well. The whole device freezes and I have to pop the batteries out then put them back to restart it. My kids each have a Leap Pad 2 and it happens on both of them and is specific to this game, all other games work fine. I've been troubleshooting with customer service but am seeing that others have not been able to resolve the same issue. I hope to exchange it with another game if the freezing issue cannot be resolved, it happens too frequently to make the cost of the game worth it.
26 December 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by byahn13k Teaches Social Skills and Early Math
This was my 5-year-old's favorite cartridge for a long time. The game won me over when I saw her working hard for "doggy dollars" so she could purchase a new outfit for her dog. I like that she is introduced to the importance of working for cash and money management at such a young age. Now she fully understands when we tell her that we can't afford everything that she sees on TV. Also, she asked if she could have a dollar for pulling up weeds in the garden and then used the dollar for a pack of candy. I honestly believe it was the game that taught her to work for it.
09 July 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by SammaJo Frustrating
My kids LOVE this game so much, they love to take care of the dogs on their game (and actually helped them to want to feed our animals at home too). However, I am not sure if anyone else came acrossed this problem or just me? Everytime they are playing the game (and only this game does it) it freezes up. We have to shut off the system and turn it back on, then they continue trying to play it because they love the game, but of course it ends up freezing all over again, it gets really frustrating. Other than it freezing up we LOVE the game!
19 November 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by AlexsDad Yep...it freezes...
Great game! My wife has a Nintendo DS and my daughter always loved playing nintendogs. When she received her leapfrog and got this game for it, she thought she was pretty tough stuff! She showed everyone her dogs and showed off thier tricks.
The game does freeze though. We thought it was just hers, maybe even the leapfrog itself. After reading other's reviews, we were half glad and half upset. Glad to hear we arent the only ones with this problem, upset that leapfrog has not issued a patch or update for the game to fix the problem.
06 January 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by MrPynk Good game for those still learning to read
All these games SHOULD tell you how much reading is involved and it's a shame they don't! This game is very entertaining for my 6 yr old girl who is in the first grade. A bit on the simple side but she has hours into it and enjoys it a great deal. In the game, you roam around a puppy-world. look for things, and talk to other dogs. You earn friendship points and doggy-dollars by being nice & choosing to help other dogs with their needs. You can visit doggy stores and use the dollars to dress your pet. You can visit the doggy school and teach your pet tricks by using stylus movements on the screen. You can play multiple pets as well. "Doggy-world" isn't really big enough to entertain forever, but again, with at least 10 hours game play my daughter still seems interested.
07 January 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Teachmommy Freeze UP
This is by far my daughters favorite game that she received for Christmas and the game continually freezes up the whole game system (including all the buttons on the Leap Pad2) the only fix is to take off the gel skin and then take out the battery pack. It takes me longer to get all of that done than she is able to play the game. We've replaced the game twice in one week and the replacement freezes as well and then on the third return I had her settle for a different game.
02 January 2013