There’s nothing a dog won’t do or learn for a treat. Cats, probably not so much, but you can tempt them by dangling delicious tuna-flavored snacks in front of their noses. But did you know that as much as you’re conditioning your pets, your pets are also manipulating you to behave the way they want? It’s true! Take a look at 50+ pet owners who realized far too late that they and their pets were conditioned to do the most random things.
I’m hungry, gimme food
Any dog owner can probably attest to the adorableness of a dog begging for food. They’ll jump, put their heads on your lap, wiggle their furry tails, and generally exhibit cute mannerisms that make us melt inside. And just like a sucker, every time they do this, we give them what they want!
That’s exactly what happened to one dog owner, who was trained to provide his pet with food whenever the dog presented to him the feeding bowl. When the hooman saw the bowl, it was automatically chow time for the pupper. The dog had determined its own feeding schedule, which the human had to follow by doggy law.