Of course, our animals have been trained carefully and correctly and would never, ever do this. Hahahahaha.
Let's take Leo for example. He's gone from a reactive baby horse to one who actively seeks out humans doing weird things. Which is good, I guess, but makes it a little challenging when you're actually trying to do things.
Guy in clanky metal stuff carrying stabby thing might have cookies.
This guy is wearing EVEN MORE clanky metal stuff but who cares, he might have cookies.
Also we should stop and check to see if this guy wearing weird clothes and standing on a mounting block with a stabby thing has any cookies, even if we are supposed to be walking past him.
Then there's our barn cat Charlie. She has trained us to give her canned food when we go for a walk. Here's how it works:
Charlie knows that if she follows us when we go for a walk down the street, we will abort our walk, scoop her up, bring her home and give her a can of food. This distracts her long enough so we can make our escape sans kitty.
Our husky, Logan, has figured out how to rest his chin on things and lay his ears back so that he looks completely adorable and irresistible and you absolutely must pet him immediately.
Can you resist this? No you cannot.
Or this. I just want to pet the picture it's so cute. Clearly we have trained Logan very well so that he does extremely cute things to be petted. Or something.
And then there's Paddy, the original human trainer.
He's even trained this unknown human to give him cookies by looking cute.
Sooooo.... how's that R+ thing working for you?