List of animal skills
Obedience: (Training intelligence required: Simple, Steps: 3)
- An animal trained in obedience follows its master and will attack nearby aggressors. An animal's master is listed on the Training tab and on the Animals menu. The assigned master can be changed to another colonist with sufficient animal skill for that animal. Multiple animals may be assigned to a single master. Note that assigning an animal to the pawn it is bonded with will give that pawn a permanent +5 moodlet, and if a bonded animal is not assigned to its bonded pawn, that pawn gets a permanent -3 moodlet. This penalty does not apply when it is impossible for the bonded colonist to be the animal's master, such as due to a lack of skill. Mood effects stack with multiple bonded animals, and one pawn can have both the positive and negative moodlets from two bonded animals.
Release: (Training intelligence required: Intermediate, Steps: 5)
- When animals are released by their master, using the 'release animals' command, they may leave their master's immediate area to attack enemies. When the 'release animals' command is turned off, animals will guard their master and only attack enemies nearby.
Rescue: (Training intelligence required: Advanced, Steps: 2)
- Animals trained in rescue will rescue its master as well as nearby colonists. Only species of sufficient size can rescue.
Haul: (Training intelligence required: Advanced, Steps: 7)
- Animals trained in hauling will haul just as colonists do, although each species has a specific carrying capacity according to its size. Only species of sufficient size can haul, but the size required is less than it is for rescuing, meaning some animals can haul items but cannot rescue. Animals will perform hauling intermittently.