I accidentally pavlov'd my dog everytime I turn off my xbox to come get scritches

I accidentally pavlov'd my dog everytime I turn off my xbox to come get scritches

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  • TVxStrange
    1 Week(s) Ago

    the look my dog gives me when the xbox turns on is heartbreaking. he runs to his bed, lays down and just stares at me for 30 seconds or so.

  • burn23notice
    1 Week(s) Ago

    When I turn mine off he knows its time for bed and darts for the back door for a final potty break. When he comes back in he runs straight to bed.

  • mediocrity32
    1 Week(s) Ago

    My wife and I accidentally did this with our Chihuahua and our Xbox Kinect. We would always watch Netflix in the living room on the Xbox, and when it was time for bed we would always say Xbox turn off. She eventually associated us saying Xbox turn off with it being bedtime, and so every time we said it she would sprint at full tilt to the bedroom. She eventually got confused as during the day we would also say Xbox turn off and she would still sprint to the bedroom, much to her confusion

  • GhostlyEcheveria
    1 Week(s) Ago

    I have a cat that pavloved himself. I get in my pajamas the second I walk through the door, but he waits until he hears my belt buckle to come running. He does it every day. It's one of my favorite things.

  • Draegoron
    1 Week(s) Ago

    What kind of dog is this?

  • circe77
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Upvote for the use of "Pavlov" as a verb.

  • Pizza802
    1 Week(s) Ago

    “Dwight, Altoid?”

  • SuperGurlToTheRescue
    1 Week(s) Ago

    I’ve done that with a George strait song and my cat.

    My alarm is George Strait’s song ‘I cross my heart’ and now anytime that song is played whether it’s in the morning as an alarm or just on Pandora Evie comes running to me meowing waiting for pets.

  • FattyMcSlimm
    1 Week(s) Ago

    I’ve done the same to mine with both the Xbox and the “click” of an iPhone locking. Both sounds are interpreted by my dogs as “attention time”.

  • dldallas
    1 Week(s) Ago

    I actually turned the shutdown sound off on my Xbox because I kept tricking my dog into thinking we were going out so she'd bolt up from whatever she was doing and go stand by the door, looking at me expectantly.

  • Bikrdude
    1 Week(s) Ago

    what kind of doggy is that? I got one from a shelter that is exactly like that, but for some reason tail is docked.

  • Thiege369
    1 Week(s) Ago

    My wife has done this to herself, she knows the sounds of a game I play a lot on my computer, so she knows when to come bother me for whatever she wants

  • moongellie
    1 Week(s) Ago

    that is amazing

  • pedro_cucaracha
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Love the sound of his ears when he‘s shaking his head. So cute 🐶

  • Purple__Unicorn
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Your dog looks so much like mine did! Mine was a mix, if you don't mind sharing what breed/mix is yours?

  • deviety
    1 Week(s) Ago

    I can walk around my whole house with no pants, and my dog will stay asleep on my bed. The second I even touch pants, she bolts to the door to be let out. I have no idea why she thinks pants are required to open doors.

  • prettykittychimi
    1 Week(s) Ago

    My cats do this whenever I turn the PlayStation off! “Oh boy, she’s turning the tv off! Is she going to feed us? Run to the kitchen!”

  • MichiganRich
    1 Week(s) Ago

    What a cute little friend!... any idea of what breed?

  • Colt121212
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Operant conditioning I believe is the more correct term. Right?

  • stray1ight
    1 Week(s) Ago

    That's absolutely adorable

  • nlx78
    1 Week(s) Ago

    You have a cute dog bro.

  • groupthink36
    1 Week(s) Ago

    i like to imagine that in the dog's head, the xbox is like a fancy machine for the human to build up the energy to gibe him pets.

  • Felix_Beandip
    1 Week(s) Ago

    “Oh, you’re done ignoring me?”

  • RandomSadPerson
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Xbox off

    Xdog on

  • galaxy_dog
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Haha his stretch is the best. "Well, time to get to work, better stretch first"

    Super cute dog!

  • rysfcalt
    1 Week(s) Ago

    When I fill my dog’s water bowl any time after 6pm she bolts to the front door anticipating a game of fetch.

    This happened because when we play it’s usually in the evening, and first I’ll fill up her water bowl and then go to the entryway of the house to throw the ball.

    So now even when I’m just filling her water bowl with no intention of fetch, she runs for the doors.

    She loves fetch more than life itself.

  • teaandscones1337
    1 Week(s) Ago

    I've accidentally done something similar with my dog, anytime I say 'be right back' or take off my earbuds (I put my earbuds onto my keyboard and it makes a clacking noise) he gets up to follow me lol.

    Also anytime someone says goodnight to him he gets in his cage thinking it's his bedtime, but I consider this a useful trick to have accidentally taught him.

  • unRatedG
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Is r/accidentalpavlov a thing? I feel like it could be a thing. o_0

  • leftrightupdownleft
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Oh he knows! This is great.

  • TawdryTulip
    1 Week(s) Ago

    What kinda dog is that?

  • remijdio
    1 Week(s) Ago

    I did the same with turning off the TV speakers. They make a click noise and one of my dogs runs to bed. The other knows what the sound is too but just stares at me like, "Now it's time for you to carry me to bed" I do carry him to bed.... Shit I just realized he's got me trained.

  • avidan2006
    1 Week(s) Ago

    You have such a sweet baby!

  • iamanundertaker
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Reminds me of Georgia's cat Elvis when they finish an episode of the podcast.

  • CheetahOfDeath
    1 Week(s) Ago

    My cat does this too. In the evening whenever she hears the TV make its Samsung “off” noise, I hear a thump as she jumps down from her bed. Then straight to me for scritches.

  • heisenbergerwcheese
    1 Week(s) Ago

    My dogs know the sound of the laptop lid closing... Means it's potty time

  • Nugmast3r
    1 Week(s) Ago

    I think that he's training you to turn off the gaddamn tendendo box

  • 25cab
    1 Week(s) Ago

    My dog died last year and this looks just like him... tearing up now

  • OzzieBloke777
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Dear Human,

    I get it. I really do. That weird creature you hold in your hands obviously needs a lot of love. I mean, you spend so much time petting and rocking it. How hard and love-deprived its life before you had it must have been, for you to give so much attention to it now. At least you can enjoy watching your magic window while doing so, though sometimes you seem to get frustrated with it. I notice you start abusing the small, dark creature in your hand when that happens. That's not cool, human. It's not the creature's fault. It just wants to be loved. Like me.

    But I'll wait.

    Love,

    Dog.

  • amslou
    1 Week(s) Ago

    We did similar with our dog the phrase “let’s go put some jeans on” became synonymous with “walkies”

  • squiddlumckinnon
    1 Week(s) Ago

    My dogs used to do this to the sound of coronation street finishing

  • petfoodguy
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Mine do the same thing, because they know I'm usually getting up right after, and that might mean time for outside or treats lol.

  • ghostdesigns
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Mine does something similar, he sits behind my chair when I’m on discord. So when he hears “Alright” he immediately gets up and thinks we’re going out.

    My go to phrase “Alright I gotta walk Griffey (my dog) brb”

  • MannyMantis
    1 Week(s) Ago

    lol. Way back in the day I played Stronghold Crusader and when you closed out the game you would hear a door close. And just like your pup my dog knew it I was done and got up for a walk.

  • gamergeek17
    1 Week(s) Ago

    My dog is the same way. I shut her in the room with me when I game so I can keep an eye on her. The second she hears hears the shut down noise, she jumps up from snuggle mode and runs for the door.

  • fragileteeth
    1 Week(s) Ago

    My dog does this whenever I finish a game of overwatch. What does that say about my gaming preferences lol

  • chrisGNR
    1 Week(s) Ago

    My dog's the same. When the Xbox turns off and he hears the chime, he leaps off his chair and runs to my feet with his tail wagging.

  • PitbullWolf
    1 Week(s) Ago

    All 3 of my dogs know its bed time when the xbox turns off. If you try to tell them bedtime before the system is off, they kinda just look at you like you're stupid

  • spiske
    1 Week(s) Ago

    The dog looks Brazilian. Very super cute

  • AnonymousPerson100
    1 Week(s) Ago

    What species is that?

  • Jenxter3
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Did the same. When my xbox turns off she gets up and walks over because she knows it is bedtime.

  • lilclairecaseofbeer
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Your dog melts my heart he's so cute! Idk if he's part chihuahua but I dream about rescue a chihuahua mix one day from a shelter and your dog reminds me of that look that I'm in love with!

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    1 Week(s) Ago

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