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Roaming Pet's

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    Or, even better, the pet simply roams wherever they want. I mean, if you accidentally leave your dog on roaming and it goes and falls into lava, it's your problem- you have to be careful. Anyways, it would be nice to just let your cats go wherever they want in your house, and let your dogs go free in your dog park. It would also be great for building maps- A dog park doesn't look very good if the dogs are sitting down and not moving.

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    I suggested something similar to this, but specifically not as a new mode.
    You can check it out here if you'd like: https://feedback.minecraft.net/hc/en-us/community/posts/360030102192-Pets-should-have-better-Following-AI-instead-of-Teleporting-

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    I think the best way to implement it is simply a way to turn off the teleportation, and have them roam freely. This would work extremely well for making kennels, or bird houses, or cat houses. They would be infinitely more interesting if the animals moved around in them instead of simply sitting still

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    i welcome more interaction/control over pets. to have them actually path around my house like they lived there would be great

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    This would be good if pets didnt follow you, it would give a more realistic experience. And if you did want your pet to follow you... thats what leads are for! I just think them following you around everywhere is an unnecessary feature.

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    it would make them look less lazy and forgotten. Maybe, just to be nice to people who don't want there pets to wander freely (as other people have been suggesting) they can only wander/roam freely in Hard and Hardcore mode.

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    I have an idea for this too. Maybe, instead of them only being able to walk around 5×5 block spaces, they could go wherever, and if you wanted them to come back you could use some sort of a whistle, that makes them teleport back and start following you until you let them roam again!

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    Good idea I wanted this to happen to and I'm glad someone got it higher than I did.

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    I love having dogs and cats in Minecraft but I hate how they follow me everywhere because I'm so scared they're gonna die. :'( The alternative doesn't feel good either because when they do nothing but sit there they don't feel like animals anymore, just swiveling, barking/meowing statues. It's also a bummer because usually when you go to sleep your pet cat will bring you something when you wake up but if they're sitting this doesn't happen.

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    Epic Idea. It would be so cool if they could roam around but not get lost!

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    My only change to this would be a greater roaming area...say 20x20, or maybe even allow for multiple tiers of roaming selected by the player.

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    You could also add in a whistle so if if you dont know where they are you use the whistle and your pet will teleport to you

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    I suggest so they roam around one chunk and adding a pet's house like dog house etc and every time you sleep they teleport to their houses

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    I want something like that but maybe more of the pet roaming where they want and you can type a command/button/do an action for the pet to come back to you

     

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    What abut lying down or playing like rolling around

     

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    Maybe they can go wherever they want, and you can call them with a dog whistle or keep them in and enclosure like your house!

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    I think it would be great if they could have a mode similar to how the foxes act already. Of course you can still get them to follow you but say inside you can set them to roam around freely (This could go for dogs, cats, and even birds) they could sit, lay down, sleep, whenever and where ever. I think it would really liven up the game and houses and make single player games less lonesome. Just be sure to keep your front doors close because just like real life pets can easily escape and run away if a door is left open.

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    Like Fartydew409 suggested, a whistle of sorts could make the dogs come back. Or, maybe, a horn? With the up-and-coming addition of goats, and useable goat horns, that would be a great way to bring them back without adding anything unnecessary.

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    PLEASE, add this mojang. I literally cannot want something more than this. It'll help kids and teens become more responsible by making sure ur pets don't fall into lava, and also it lets you not feel bad about cooping your pets inside 24/7.

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    Minecraft Developers,

    My son and I have been playing Minecraft together for many years. This game provides a beautiful way for a father and son to bond through creativity and adventure. I enjoy exploring deep into caves, and my son builds animal farms with the most amazing buildings and sculptures. It’s really meaningful to me when we venture into a new forest or abandon mine together.

    I’m hoping you can help me with a problem. When we go on adventures, bringing a pet dog helps my son to be brave, and it’s a deeply sad experience for him, if his pet dies on our excursion. He and I would really love to see an option in peaceful mode where pets don’t die.

    Thank you

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    I'd imagine that this would work in one of two ways.
    A.) It would be a cycle between sit, freeroam, then follow & you could shift to go in reverse or
    B.) Cut out the middle man and have shift be freeroam and the last selected command method
    Also if in freeroam mode they'd act like they would in the wild minus attacking/running from you, this means they'll not come to your aid if you're attacked allowing you to goof off with you “pet” slimes or whatever.

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    I'm thinking a new item would easily help this situation:

    Perhaps a "pet" bowl can be placed, and that designates the central block with a specific area in which a tamed mob can free-roam (not sure for however many blocks out from it, but even within an enclosure could help restrict how far the tamed mob could roam out to). This could simply be like a water bowl that can apply to any "pet"/tamed animal, as a generic thing that animals need water to survive (even if they won't actively drink from it in-game). It can be automatically filled with water when placed (which is not usable nor interactive itself, i.e. - only "cosmetic water"), or can be manually placed in (like dumping water into a cauldron) (not sure if it'd still be considered cosmetic or usable to the player).

    The bowl wouldn't be large/take up an entire block surface, but instead maybe similar to a flower pot but larger and not as tall. These are usually silver in colour, perhaps could be crafted using iron? Or copper for a copper bowl? Or, for the easiest recipe, wood (like the standard bowl, but different shape and size)? Whichever material/recipe could work best for this item.

    It can be an easy-to-craft item that's considerable to implement so as to not have to create an entirely new UI or set of commands for controlling tamed mob behaviour as such.

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    I think if we could allow our pets to roam but not beyond a door that we set. It would be more like actual life. Also would be great to have a "pet carrier" making it easier to transport a pet home if you're far, like how you scoop the axolotl up in the bucket.

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    Look I like the idea, but ngl when I saw the title I thought it was gonna be a lord type deal where you would randomly find pets walking around in with names and stuff.