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Training Mechanism for Dogs, Dolphins, and Parrots (edited)

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    So it's sort of like viva pinata, T.I.P?

     

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    the smartest animal are humans....

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    Humans aren't animals...

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    This is actually a REALLY good thing I would love to train my dog.

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    But humans are animals.

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    also, great idea! I'd love to see this implemented

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    I love this idea, but it would need to be simpler.

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    Cats are in the corner laughing.

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    I'd like to be able to get dogs and cats to patrol an area, like a farm, and not just be limited to the choice of having them sit around doing nothing or following me around constantly.

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    I love this idea, this should have more votes.

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    Hello,

     

    This is Mark Abernathy.  Creator of the post.  I'm not able to log into my original account for the time being.

     

    I wanted to point out that the mechanic introduced with Bees could be a blue print for my idea here.  The bees remember the coordinates of flowers and return there after dropping off honey.  Its a small part of my idea, but an important one.

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    This sounds very modded to me, but would give dogs a much needed use, after they have been neglected for so long.

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    The dolphins would particularly hate this idea, due to events like those at Sea World, leading to it shutting down if I remember correctly. That said, dolphins in nature will bully others with different patterns and some will intentionally poison themselves with pufferfish, so they might not be better off in their own "society." Dolphins are also smart enough to take advantage of the system. (for example they were paid in fish to retrieve trash from a pool, so they would trap the trash under a rock and tear it, to retrieve fish at their leisure without actually accomplishing anything.) 

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    Great idea- i think the training block idea is flawed, however. Maybe the possibility of a whole menu for dogs- you have to use experience to train the dog? Maybe a right click opens a menu? Maybe its like the enchanting table where it will take a certain amount of experience and then you can train the dog into different categories.

    Protection Training- you can train the dog to protect you from harm, or another player, or something else by entering it's menu and changing settings.

    Herding Training- train the dog to herd sheep by opening said menu and telling the dog what to herd and where.

    Hunting Training- the dog will hunt animals depending on what you train it to hunt.

    Theres so many good ideas here. I think this definitely has a shot.