How to Tame Wolves in Minecraft

Are you planning to tame wolves in Minecraft?

There are different kinds of mobs in Minecraft. From friendly turtles up to the fiercest zombies, you’ll encounter all of them as you travel the world. However, there is one type of mob that is popular with every Minecraft player. 

Wolves are neutral mobs in Minecraft that are often sought by millions of players around the world. 

You would usually find them in the wild, and they are also tamable. This means that you can have wolves accompanying you, and they can be extremely loyal. 

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Once successfully tamed, Wolves have the characteristics you would find on a loyal family dog. 

Some players often mistake tamed wolves as Minecraft dogs, which are another creature in the overworld. 

Today, we will show you how to tame wolves in Minecraft. 

Let’s get started!

Where to Find Wolves in Minecraft? 

Before taming a wolf, you should first find one. Wolves usually spawn in small packs in specific biomes in the game. They will usually be in forests, taigas, giant tree taigas, and snowy biomes. You may also spot a few wolves in various areas of your world but not as much as the biomes mentioned above. 

how to tame wolves in Minecraft

Since Wolves are neutral mobs, they would usually ignore you unless you attack them first. They also prey on sheep around them, so stay focused and alert. 

How to Tame Wolves in Minecraft? 

Taming a wild wolf in Minecraft is a straightforward task. Here’s what you need to do to gain the loyalty of these incredible creatures: 

  1. Taming a Wolf is very easy. You’ll just need some Bones that drop from Skeletons mobs. You can find Skeletons anywhere in the Overworld, where there is Light Level 7 or lower. The best way to find them is by waiting for nightfall and starting to hunt them down. 
  1. Once you have enough Bones, carefully approach a Wolf and offer it. Each Bone has a 33% chance of taming a Wild Wolf
  2. If your first attempt was not successful, keep trying until you see hearts appear near the Wolf
how to tame wolves in Minecraft

Now you have a very loyal companion that will follow you on any journey you set on. If you get too far ahead of your pet wolf, it can disappear for a few seconds but will respawn next to you. 

Keeping Your Wolf Alive.

Although your new best friend will remain loyal, you still need to take care of him occasionally. There are also a few things that you can do with your pet wolf. 

It will protect and defend you from hostile mobs but can also take some damage during fights. You can focus your sights on its tail to check its current health. A wolf that has a full bar of health will have an upright tail.  

If your wolf has low health, it will carry its tail low, almost close to its legs. 

You can restore your wolf’s health by feeding him meat. Wolves can regain health from any meat found in the game aside from fish. With this, you should offer him raw chickens or rotten flesh. 

If you have a name tag in your inventory, you can name your pet wolf. Aside from that, you can also give it commands like ‘stay’. 

Wolf Sitting

Lastly, players can also change the color of their wolf’s collar. Simply put any dye in your hand and use it on your wolf. His collar should change based on the color of the dye you’ve chosen. 

You Might Ask (FAQs)

What are the chances of taming a wolf in Minecraft?

If you feed a wolf any bone, it has 1 in 3 chances to tame it. That is about 33% for every try. Have at least four bones standing by if you plan to tame a wild wolf to be safe. 


Can you Untame a wolf in Minecraft?

If you go offline while the wolf is not sitting or staying, the wolf will become untamed. Using shears on a tamed wolf also has a 1/32 chance for it to be set free.


How many hearts does a wolf have?

A wild wolf would have four hearts in Minecraft. On the other hand, tamed wolves would have ten full hearts. 


Can Wolves attack you in Minecraft? 

Minecraft wolves are neutral mobs. This means that the only way for them to attack you is if you hit them first. Otherwise, they will usually ignore you even if you go near them. 

That ends our guide on how to tame wolves in Minecraft. If you have any questions or other concerns, please let us know in the comment section, and we’ll do our best to help you out as soon as we can. 

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