The 3DS keyboard on the touch screen

The Keyboard is an item that appears in the original Nintendogs and Nintendogs + Cats. This item, when played with, can make music. The Keyboard can be obtained at the Secondhand Shop in Nintendogs + Cats by recycling 1x Leather, 1x Metal, 1x Plastic, and 1x Wood. On the original Nintendogs, a camera icon appears and you can see your dog. When the dogs hear it, they will bark along with the tune (they wont bark along with the "packman shaped tune).


DS: "This electric piano boasts impressive functionality for those who enjoy music"

3DS NTSC: "This impressive electric piano makes playing music fun."

3DS PAL: "This multifunctional electric piano makes playing music fun."

Pet's ReactionEdit

Your Dog or Cat will bark or meow after every time you play a note/key.

Nintendogs + CatsEdit

Once you select to play with the Keyboard, it will take up your touch screen. When you play notes on the keyboard, your pets will bark/meow the notes that you have just played. If you press one of the buttons picturing instruments, it will change the instrument sound that plays when you hit the keys. If you press one of the six square buttons at the top, a tune will begin playing and the keys that are being played will light up. If you successfully play along with the tune (on the harder songs, you may not have to play the entire thing), then your puppy/puppies will congratulate you with a howl/meow.

Instrument buttonsEdit

  • Piano
  • Drum
  • Violin
  • Dog barking
  • Cat meowing

Tune buttonsEdit

  • Bell: A tune that is usually played hourly by grandfather clocks.
  • Music note: The first eight notes of Nintendogs theme played by a xylophone.
  • Cake: The "Happy Birthday" theme.
  • Star: The invincibility theme from Super Mario Bros. games, when the player catches an invincibility star, only this theme has been slowed down on the keyboard. This one will go on constant loop until you tap the button again.
  • Mushroom: A slow version of the 1-Up jingle Super Mario Bros.
  • Mario: The Super Mario Bros. theme. This is the same as a background music of Mario House but slowed down. This one will go on constant loop until you tap the button again.

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