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If one performs Early Sasa Sanctuary, then fights Take before feeding all 4 dogs in Kusa Village, the Tei fight will trigger after feeding only 3 dogs in the village. In effect, fighting Take counts as feeding 1 dog. If you then return to Kusa, feed 3 dogs, and fight Tei, you will still be able to feed one of the dogs surrounding Princess Fuse afterwards. If you do this, you will be warped to that dog's original location after the feeding cutscene.
This can be used to save time in NG+ 2017 by feeding Ko (the brown collie normally found in the cave above the village) after fighting Tei. This places you close to the exit of the village, and also allows one to delay acquiring Vine until later in the route.