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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

Attack Dog is a perk in Fallout 4.

Effects

If traveling with Dogmeat he will occasionally bite and hold onto an enemy, allowing the Sole Survivor to shoot the debilitated enemy, with a greater accuracy if using V.A.T.S. to target them.

Ranks

Rank Requirements Description Base ID
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 Nuka-World (add-on) When adventuring with your dog, you take 10% less damage. xx029B25

Notes

  • 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.