Having grown-up with two dogs in the house, I am very pleased to see how realistic this is. It's also very adorable! You take care of your puppy by satisfying its basic needs of feeding and watering and bathing. But you can also take it for walks, and the game features an in-game pedometer so that you can take your pup for a walk by taking a walk yourself. The game enables the puppy to recognize you and respond to your voice commands. You can have it come to their name and teach it tricks. Eventually, you'll be able to enter it in competitions to make more money. I also noticed that the game pays attention to detail; depending on your set time, the background will either be daytime or nighttime, accurate to your area. The only annoying piece is the microphone's quality. Your voice comes out as hard to hear, and the pup sometimes will not get it. It also takes awhile to get them to learn a command, and I found this a little redundant (and I'm sure my mom was growing tired of me saying "North, sit down!" over and over). But overall, this is a fabulously cute puppy simulation that can teach kids responsibility for owning a pet. Parents beware, your kids may beg you for a dog to call their own after playing this game!