How do I stop smelling like a wet dog?

Whenever I meet a guard, they nonchalantly tell me I smell of wet dog. That was par for the course when I was a lycanthrope, but I got better. According to UESP, guards may refer to you as a werewolf even if you have been cured of lycanthropy. How do I get guards to stop telling me I smell like a wet dog?


Install the Shut The F— Up mod. According to its mod page, it removes the “Is that… fur? Coming out of your ears?” comment from guards. Not sure if it also removes the other werewolf-related comments, though.

Mod description, from its webpage:

This mod simply gets rid of all the annoying NPC dialogue that you’ve been tired of hearing over and over again. It mostly affects NPCs in Whiterun, but there are a few others for Markarth and Solitude. This mod includes two separate ESP files: one for guards (STFU – guards.esp) and one for everyone else (STFU.esp). You can choose to use both or just one. Let me know if there are NPCs in other cities that you want to STFU.

Update v2

This update removes a few more lines of dialogue. I’ve also separated
the dialogue into two separate ESP files: one for guards (STFU –
guards.esp) and one for everyone else (STFU.esp). You can choose to
use both or just one.

Another option is to use the No NPC Greetings mod. This will affect all NPCs though, not just guards. Depending on which components of the mod you installed, this will either completely stop NPCs from auto-greeting you or reduce the distance required before an NPC automatically talks to you or greets you. That should shut those snotty guards up.

A mod that specifically aims to improve guard dialogue (as mention by kotekzot) is Guard Dialogue Overhaul (PC) / (Xbox One) / (PS4):

Mod description:

This Mod alters the Guards’ Dialogue, changing it from something that breaks your immersion in the world of Skyrim to something that actually increases it. All in the original voices and Fully compliant with Skyrim Lore.

GDO fixes All the Skyrim Guards dialogue bugs and does much, much more.

GDO alters the effect that Skyrim Guard dialogue has on the mood of your game. Rather than annoying you, guards will enhance your experience of the game and increase your immersion in the world of Skyrim by properly recognising your actions and not making disrespectful comments to a character that they are supposed to respect.

Personally, I would have not cured myself of Lycanthropy and just eat the next guard that talks to me in a slight way.

Source : Link , Question Author : kotekzot , Answer Author : galacticninja

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