When training a dog or a cat, we use an old technique first discovered by Pavlov called “classical conditioning.” We get dogs to associate doing tricks or behaving well with getting some sort of reward. What you may or may not realize is that while you’re training your pets, your pets are also training you.
These people took to the internet to talk about all the things they automatically do now that they’re sharing their home with an animal.
A Feminine Voice
Reddit user Akari wrote, “I talk in a very feminine voice to my dog, She was an abused rescue and was scared of men… so being a man, I just change my voice when I would talk to her.”