“If you're wandering the Commonwealth with Dogmeat, these improvements in his training allow him to savage any foes you both come across. For the dog lover.”— Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide description
|1||CH 4||Your faithful canine companion can hold an enemy, giving you a greater chance to hit them in V.A.T.S.||0004B26D|
|2||CH 4, LVL 9||When your dog holds an enemy, there's a chance he'll cripple the limb he's biting.||001D244D|
|3||CH 4, LVL 25||When your dog holds an enemy, there's a chance he'll cause them to bleed.||001D244E|
|4||CH 4, LVL 31||When adventuring with your dog, you take 10% less damage.||029B25|
- This is the only companion perk which can be unlocked via leveling up, the rest must be gained by earning the companion's respect.
- Dogmeat already automatically tries to hold enemies without the need for rank 1 of this perk. However, the player character does not get bonus V.A.T.S. accuracy, which is the true benefit for the first rank of this perk.
- This perk and Lone Wanderer are unique in offering actual damage reduction instead of a set amount of Damage Resistance. It offers an increasing amount of effective Damage Resistance depending on the player character's Damage Resistance.