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0006748Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Jobs, Animal Handlingpublic2014-07-08 18:172014-07-31 14:52
Toady One 
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0006748: Cannot train animals for hunting or war
I will toggle the stray dog as available, select a specific dwarfy as his trainer and toggle hunting training on. Dwarfy will take the stray dog to the animal training zone, and they will both will stay there. In the (a)nnouncements the message "[Dwarfy], Ranger cancels Train Stray Dog (Tame) to Hunt: No creature." Dwarfy will then rapidly toggle in and out of idle mode as he repeatedly tries to train said dog. This message has been repeated as many as x315 times in the announcements.
> Have a Stray Dog, Female (Tame) and a dwarf who trains animals
> Set up an Animal Training Zone
> Toggle the Stray Dog's Hunting Training on
Said dwarfy has already trained one dog in hunting, which follows him around.
Hunting Training, Stray Dog
has duplicate 0006834resolved Dwarfu Cannot train any animals (war dog, semi-wild animal) 
has duplicate 0007039resolved Knight Otu Animal Trainer cannot find animal to train. 
has duplicate 0007087resolved Dwarfu Cancels train Stray Dog (War); animal not found 
has duplicate 0007310resolved Footkerchief Animals not being trained 
has duplicate 0007315resolved Footkerchief Unable to train war dogs 
has duplicate 0007319resolved Footkerchief "animal trainer cancels stray dog to hunt: no creature" spam 
has duplicate 0007362resolved Dwarfu Cannot tame dogs for war because of "no creature" while trainer stands near it 
has duplicate 0007515resolved Knight Otu Animal Trainers Fail to train animals 
related to 0007067resolved Footkerchief Animals do not age or mature 
Issue History
2014-07-08 18:17glaivecarNew Issue
2014-07-08 18:18glaivecarTag Attached: Hunting Training
2014-07-08 18:18glaivecarTag Attached: Stray Dog
2014-07-08 18:20DwarfuNote Added: 0025199
2014-07-08 18:20DwarfuAssigned To => Dwarfu
2014-07-08 18:20DwarfuStatusnew => needs feedback
2014-07-08 19:18glaivecarNote Added: 0025216
2014-07-08 19:18glaivecarStatusneeds feedback => assigned
2014-07-08 19:21DwarfuNote Added: 0025217
2014-07-08 19:21DwarfuStatusassigned => needs feedback
2014-07-08 20:19glaivecarNote Added: 0025232
2014-07-08 20:19glaivecarStatusneeds feedback => assigned
2014-07-09 09:19DwarfuRelationship addedhas duplicate 0006834
2014-07-09 09:21DwarfuCategoryDwarf Mode -- Jobs, Hunting => Dwarf Mode -- Jobs, Animal Handling
2014-07-09 09:21DwarfuSummaryCannot train stray dog in hunting => Cannot train animals for hunting or war
2014-07-09 09:21DwarfuNote Added: 0025326
2014-07-09 09:22DwarfuNote Added: 0025327
2014-07-09 09:22DwarfuStatusassigned => acknowledged
2014-07-09 18:21ChaoseedNote Added: 0025431
2014-07-09 18:22ChaoseedNote Edited: 0025431bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0025431#r9490
2014-07-10 19:204maskwolfNote Added: 0025648
2014-07-11 01:53Knight OtuRelationship addedhas duplicate 0007039
2014-07-11 10:36FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0007067
2014-07-11 15:25DwarfuRelationship addedhas duplicate 0007087
2014-07-12 12:09mistermanoNote Added: 0026003
2014-07-12 13:47FOXDIENote Added: 0026018
2014-07-12 13:47FOXDIEIssue Monitored: FOXDIE
2014-07-13 06:48DeathRayIssue Monitored: DeathRay
2014-07-13 08:214maskwolfIssue Monitored: 4maskwolf
2014-07-14 19:44FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0007310
2014-07-14 21:41vietarmisNote Added: 0026421
2014-07-14 21:57FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0007315
2014-07-14 21:57FootkerchiefIssue Monitored: boinkage
2014-07-14 23:28FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0007319
2014-07-15 21:36DwarfuRelationship addedhas duplicate 0007362
2014-07-15 22:01darkness100Note Added: 0026592
2014-07-16 00:31GauHelldragonNote Added: 0026600
2014-07-17 12:08jpcostaNote Added: 0026769
2014-07-17 12:15jpcostaIssue Monitored: jpcosta
2014-07-18 08:53AthquizNote Added: 0026870
2014-07-18 08:53AthquizNote Edited: 0026870bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0026870#r10022
2014-07-18 10:27Toady OneNote Added: 0026875
2014-07-18 10:27Toady OneStatusacknowledged => resolved
2014-07-18 10:27Toady OneFixed in Version => Next Version
2014-07-18 10:27Toady OneResolutionopen => fixed
2014-07-18 10:27Toady OneAssigned ToDwarfu => Toady One
2014-07-20 11:01Knight OtuRelationship addedhas duplicate 0007515
2014-07-27 11:124maskwolfIssue End Monitor: 4maskwolf
2014-07-31 14:52jpcostaIssue End Monitor: jpcosta

2014-07-08 18:20   
Are you using burrows, by chance?
2014-07-08 19:18   
I am not using any burrows, and none are set up either.
2014-07-08 19:21   
If you still have a save where this is happening, or can get it to reproduce, please compress (.zip) your DF/data/save/region folder, upload it to http://dffd.wimbli.com, [^] and post a link to it here.
2014-07-08 20:19   
Here it is
http://dffd.wimbli.com/file.php?id=8778 [^]
2014-07-09 09:21   
pidjipi states 0006834 this is happening when training war animals as well.
2014-07-09 09:22   
Thanks for the save.
2014-07-09 18:21   
(edited on: 2014-07-09 18:22)
I just saw this in my fort. I wasn't selecting a specific dwarf to be the trainer, I left trainer as "Any".

2014-07-10 19:20   
This happened in my fort just now as well, I can upload a save if necessary. I tried opening up another training zone, but that didn't alleviate the issue.
2014-07-12 12:09   
Happened to me too. I embarked with 2 dogs, one male and one female, the female got trained, but the male would always generate a "No creature available" warning
2014-07-12 13:47   
Embarked with 5 females and 2 males, and no permutation of training orders or zones gave me anything other than the Animal Not Found spam
2014-07-14 21:41   
I have had this issue in every fort I've tried to train war dogs in.
2014-07-15 22:01   
I have this issue too. Only the dogs which I embarked with can't be trained. And there is another fun. The dogs embarked with don't give birth. There wasn't any puppy birthing in my fortress during the first year, until a female dog came with the immigrant the second year.
2014-07-16 00:31   
I also get this same problem when trying to train Semi-Wild animals, like Rhesus Macaques
2014-07-17 12:08   
I am also getting this problem on 40.03.
I create an animal training zone, set a dog to hunting training (Any trainer) and once the trainer takes the do to the training zone it starts spamming the "no creature" message.

I uploaded my save to dffd:
http://dffd.wimbli.com/file.php?id=9038 [^]
2014-07-18 08:53   
I just encountered this bug as well. Female dog cannot be trained, nor give birth.

I also have some sheep that may be affected. Though I can't train them, they do appear to be unable to breed. Two ewes and a ram haven't produced a single lamb in around 2 years. I bought two goats from a caravan and they had a kid in a few mere months.

Toady One   
2014-07-18 10:27   
Looks like lingering combat data that was checked in one place but not another (causing spam). Should be fixed for next time.