30+ People Share How They Accidentally Conditioned Their Pets To Learn Unusual Skills Or Habits (30/43)

“My one dog sleeps with a blanket over his head. I know he only gets a good night’s sleep that way, so I cover him with one every time he lays down. So anytime he wants to nap or go to bed at night, he jumps up onto the sofa or bed, or really anywhere I am, and just stares at me until I grab a blanket and drape it over him, at which point he lays down and goes asleep. The amusing part is that he frequently sits in that position for minutes at a time. The funniest part is when he doesn’t even look at me when he does it. He’ll get out of bed, shove his ass in my face, then sit and wait. He knows he doesn’t have to pretend to love me to get what he wants; he already knows it’ll happen, so why put on a show? He’s taken it upon himself to be entitled to it. 2) I give my dogs a treat that I keep in the kitchen whenever I bring them in from a walk or the backyard. So once we walk in the door, they dash to the kitchen and sit (‘sit’ is always the first command in a string of commands I use when giving them treats). If I forget, they’ll wait for as long as it takes me to circle back around and give them a treat – which can take up to 5 minutes if I’m preoccupied – but they’ll simply sit there and wait. They have done an excellent job of preparing me.”

30+ People Share How They Accidentally Conditioned Their Pets To Learn Unusual Skills Or Habits (29/43)

30+ People Share How They Accidentally Conditioned Their Pets To Learn Unusual Skills Or Habits (31/43)