When Outlander returns for season four on November 4, Jamie (Sam Heughan), Claire (Caitriona Balfe), and Young Ian (John Bell) are in the New World, where Young Ian goes off gambling and comes back with a prize: A wolf-dog named Rollo (Dui), who becomes a part of the family despite Claireâs disparging his âdog-ness.â
âWe wanted toÂ have a strong bond between Young Ian and his faithful companion, so we did a lot of training together,â says Bell, who worked with Dui and animal wrangler David Stewart. âWe went to puppy training classes together, we climbed mountains together, we did a lot of bonding.â
But sometimes more than bonding is needed, so Bell has a pouch where he keeps treats to motivate and encourage Dui.
âThe best way is liver chicken,â Bell shares. âThatâs his favorite.â
Outlander season 4, based on the Diana Gabaldon novel Drums of Autumn, premieres November 4 on Starz.