|This article is about an older version of DF.|
A Kennel is a large 5x5 workshop for an animal trainer. To build a kennel you need one building material (wood, stone, metal bar) and a dwarf who has the animal training, small animal dissection and/or trapping skills enabled.
(Note that the labor associated with the skill "small animal dissection" (namely "Extract from a dead animal") is used solely at a butcher's shop. But that skill is one of the three that can build a kennel, and is listed as such. Just accept it.)
Training dogs and taming vermin will automatically select an appropriate creature, while taming a caged wild animal will allow you to choose exactly which animal you wish to tame.
Train a Hunting Dog
Hunting animals can be assigned (-select dwarf--) to follow a hunter and assist in the hunting process. They are faster and more agile than a regular tamed animal, but not as strong as a war animal and cannot be unassigned.
Train a War Dog
A war animal is a powerful fighter. War dogs make excellent companions when starting a fortress, when you can't spare many dwarves for fighting.
Capture a Live Land Animal
Direct animal trappers to attempt to capture vermin in an animal trap. The trapper will carry an animal trap around the fortress and look for vermin to pounce on; then the trap will be hauled to an animal stockpile. Vermin caught through this job can be eaten or transferred to cages; they can be tamed now.
Tame a Small Animal
Requires: An Animal trainer and trapped vermin.
This is used to tame vermin for adoption as pets.
Tame a Large Animal
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