When you first get a pet, you may have big dreams of training them to perform certain tricks and tasks. And while it's certainly possible to teach your pets all manner of amazing behaviors, after a while, you start to realize that your pet is also training you. It doesn't take long for your pet to establish a certain set of rules that you must follow...or else.
For instance, my dog insists on having his ears rubbed first thing in the morning, as soon as he wakes up. If you fail to rub his ears the instant he is awake, he will lay on top of you and smush his ears into your face until you comply. It's adorable, but it also makes me wonder who's really in charge. Just kidding. I know it's him.
A recent AskReddit thread asked people to share the house rules their own cats, dogs, and even seagulls have established. Here are some of our faves.