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Things People Accidentally Trained Their Pets to Do

Pavlovian conditioning can be a powerful thing. Just by sheer association, pets can learn very specific things, like how this smart dog learned the dinner criteria. Some pets take it a step further, like this dog who figured out how to herd a lawn roomba. Pets can learn a lot of very specific things. Usually it has to do with treats.

Things pets learned or were accidentally trained to do | mother_of_dragons011 8.1k points 13 hours ago My cat will open tray my Xbox he thinks been playing too long. Even if just started
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This dude's dog wan't having its regular food, so he went and jazzed it up with some good old fashioned trickery. It makes the dog look dumb, but hey, human beings buy fancy bottled water on the exact same principle.

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Animals that Basically Melted

There are very few beings that are capable of being as relaxed as these melty animals right here. The flaps and wobbly folds of these dogs, birds, and rodents are a marvel to behold; a splendorous foil to the stiff and rigid. These animals are basically puddles, man. For more surprisingly relaxed animals, here are sleepy dogs in goofy positions.

Pets and animals that are so relaxed they look like they've melted | pudgy bird sitting down
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Tumblr Thread: Smart Dog Learns the Dinner Criteria

Like people, dogs can easily pick up a on patterns. They might not know exactly why something works, they just learn that something DOES work and they keep doing that. Pretty much exactly like people. For another smart dog, here's an intriguing Tumblr thread about a dog who learned how to herd a lawn roomba.

Tumblr story about dog understanding the rules of meal prep | mothsplaining dogs are scary smart over last several months have been implementing protocol eliminate karybelle sheltie's barking surrounding her mealtimes have accomplished this by initially introducing an alternate activity during prep time (stuffed kong) and religiously giving her time out gated yard if she stops activity bark, thus delaying her dinner until she's quiet. this has been extremely successful; she's gone barking litera
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Lucky Dog Has Best Day Of His Life

Just picturing the look on this dog's ecstatic face after that hot dog water was spilled is enough to melt the iciest of hearts. That dog must've thought it was a true gift from above. 

A very lucky dog gets to have the best day of his life | r/tifu Join u/AntipatheticDating 1d 1 1 1 1 1 TIFU by giving my dog unintentionally best damn day his life So this TIFU isn't as crazy or wild as others read, but thought others would appreciate much l'm laughing but many horrible regrets have over this situation.
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Things escalate extremely quickly when this random dog decides to attack a child, but this cat just comes screaming in out of nowhere and puts a stop to it. It kind of bucks the stereotype that all cats are asocial narcissists.

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Pets that had Run-Ins with Bees

 Like people, cats and dogs can have responses to bee venom that can be mild to severe, but with the right attention and care they just swell up for a while and go back to normal. So for a while, you get an inflated dog or a cat with extreme lips. For some pet stories, here's a wholesome AirBnB with a neighborhood dog visitor as well as a Tumblr thread about a dog that figured out how to herd a lawn roomba.

puffy dogs and cats from run-ins with bees
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Wholesome AirBnB Has Neighborhood Dog Visitor

@raycont let the world know about the wonderful feature of this place to stay. Nothing like a well behaved dog to stop by for treats. For more surprise animal twitter threads, here's one about an incorrigible cat that invaded a guy's home, as well as a lizard that created havoc in a garden.

Twitter thread about neighborhood dog that visits Airbnb | @raycont_ Airbnb staying at left note about neighborhood dog and look who pulled up today WELCOME Josie 3:07 am 30/6/20 Twitter iPhone cute black dog with a graying snout
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Bride With Allergies Doesn't Want Friend's Dog At Wedding

This bride asked the people of Reddit whether or not she was in the wrong for not wanting her friend's dog at the wedding. It would seem like this particularly tough predicament boils down to the fact that they both have disabilities, and it's completely understandable that due to the bride's extenuating circumstances (intense allergies) that she wouldn't want the dog at the wedding. 

Bride with allergies doesn't want her friend's dog at the wedding | r/AmltheAsshole Join u/anotherweddingpost 16h AITA not allowing my friend bring her service animal (guide dog my wedding 28f) will be getting married September have blind friend who mostly relies on her guide dog dog obviously has access rights all places. Now am sticky situation and can sense will be TA have three chronic illnesses take 23 pill day severe asthma and guessed an extremely severe dog allergy. Usually meet with my
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Tumblr Thread: Dog Figures Out How to Herd Lawn Roomba

Give a sheepdog something to herd and by god it will herd that thing. In this case it was a little lawn care robot. That is a smart dog. Under the right circumstances, pets find ways to do creepily intelligent things. And there's something about roombas that make them seem more than just a mindless robot. For example, here Tumblr explores human nature with the concept of a "knife roomba."

Tumblr story about a dog learning to herd a lawn roomba | gallusrostromegalus So one my neighbors has lawn Roomba or whatever they're called, and this thing trundles around looking like background robot background original trilogy, and ABSOLUTELY BAFFLING DOGS. They have concluded think s some kind prey animal because right after this video ended they decided crouch down and stalk which means 90% sure going have stop Arwen eating at some point.
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Assuming this dog doesn't have a big strategic stash of identical wood chips back there, those are some pretty damn impressive fetching skills. 

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Owner Accidentally Starts War Between Cat And Dog

The dynamics that can evolve between one's cats and dogs is something else, man. Sometimes it's a blossoming friendship that's nothing short of beautiful and wholesome, while other times, well, we get a little war like this. That dog certainly learned its lesson. Cats are clever little beings. 

Pet owner accidentally starts a war between their cat and dog | Tifu by starting war between my cat and dog. S This all began last week after decided treat my cats new kitty condo. My boy loved played with fuzzy ball on spring and fuzzy ball dangled inside hide away all time course this created some jealousy my dog poor fuzzy ball on spring didn't even make 24 hours before my dog tore off and decided his tear up.
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That's the desperate face of a dog that knows what happened the last time he visited a healthcare professional. First you think he's being overly dramatic for wanting to avoid the vet, then you realize, "what, when was the last time I went to the doctor?"

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Stuck Dogs Who Require Assistance

Sometimes dogs get stuck and need a hand. There's no limit to the precarious and sometimes trivial situations dogs can find themselves stuck in, but we can't tell how embarrassed these dogs are, if at all. Some seem to be all too aware of their situations, while others seem to think it's just business as usual. For more dogs being dumb and weird, here are some dogs in awkward sleeping positions.

Funny dogs stuck in predicaments | silly dog with its head stuck in a tall cardboard box with only its snout sticking out | seal dog trapped in a blanket fabric shirt with its nose out looking like it has flippers instead of legs
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Here's Scottish sports broadcaster Andrew Cotter using his golf voice to describe his dogs on a walk, in an apparent competition to see who can disgrace themselves more.