Players can get a dog trailer in Skyrim. To do this, they will either have to find one and buy one, or recruit one while completing DLC missions.
Regular followers are great, but nothing beats having a happy dog by the Dragonborn’s side, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has several dogs that can recruit players. Options for dog breeds in Skyrim include only wolfhounds, huskies, and the occasional death dog. They can’t carry much and may not be the best fighters, but they will follow the Dragonborn unconditionally and without judgment until they are released. The dogs in Skyrim can even be adopted by the player under the right circumstances.
There are, admittedly, some drawbacks to having a dog trailer Skyrim: You rush into battle, have no armor rating and have no attacks other than a relatively weak bite attack. They also bark all the time, which leads players to consider them some of the most annoying Skyrim Companions. But for those who aren’t interested in the cons, dog companions are cute, fun, and can follow the Dragonborn along with an extra humanoid trailer.
For players who don’t want to start DLC or special quests to get a dog, they can go to Skyrims City of Markarth. Just outside the city gates is a man named Banning who will sell the player a war dog named Vigilance for only 500 coins. Vigilance has a higher cap compared to most of the other dogs in Skyrim. Since Vigilance can reach level 50, it can easily become a reasonably decent tank that can take incoming damage in combat.
How to get other dog trailers in Skyrim
The next canine companions players can recruit in Skyrim are Meeko and a dog with unique traits called Barbas. These two dogs are tied to either a quest or a specific location and have their own story. The first, Meeko, can be found when players approach a hut between Solitude and Morthal. You should see a barking dog trying to get the Dragonborn’s attention when they hit the roadside. This dog leads the players to a place called Meeko’s Hut where they find a dead man on a bed. A diary on the bedside table explains his battle with Rockjoint and reveals the name of his faithful companion: Meeko. Players can always feel sorry for the loyal dog and recruit Meeko.
The other notable Event dog is Barbas, and he can be found just outside of Falkreath. This talking dog is meant to be a temporary follower only. Players should lose this companion as soon as the “A daedra’s best friend“Quest is complete. Players can get around this by refusing to complete the quest for as long as possible. Barbas is technically a quest NPC who cannot die even when facing powerful enemies. This makes him one of the better companions in the game as players don’t have to worry about accidentally killing him.
Finally, new types of dogs were added with the Dawnguard DLC Skyrim, and the Dragonborn can recruit you as a Follower depending on which faction you join. When players join the Volkihar clan, they can recruit the necromantic death dogs known as CuSith and Garmr. On the flip side are Sceolang and Bran, two armored husky trailers that can only be acquired when players join Skyrims Dawnguard and complete a couple of DLC quests. Aside from aesthetics and faction choice, there is little difference between the two species, and these dogs function in like any other Skyrim.
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