Re: Dogs don’t go to potty if there are stairs
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Illness – Animal Sick? Take it to the Vet
Pets can get sick, and when they do its possible the illness will cure itself. However, some sicknesses are pretty bad. To take your pet to the vet, load up the map and select to travel to the Veterinarian clinic in Brindleton Bay. You can select your sick pet under travel with. Once youre there, use the terminal in the lobby to sign up for an appointment, then wait. Itll be in the $200 range to get a sick pet treated. You can also elect to get a preventative shot, like a vaccine, which lasts two full weeks and prevents illness altogether.
Your Sim doesnt have to require the services of a Vet long-term. You can use the veterinary table and lab found under the Pets tab of build mode (under objects by function) to learn to practice veterinary medicine! Do not try this at home. Your Sim will unlock new treatments and treats that may help your animal in a number of ways, though theyre unlikely to discover the mystery illness at an extremely low level. Its worth taking up for animal lovers – some of the items are very handy for pets at home though the equipment is rather expensive if you want the good stuff.
Pet lifespans are modified by the games global settings. They will not age if youve turned household aging off in the game menu.
|Short||1.5 Days||12 Days||Varies|
|Normal||3 Days||24 Days||Varies|
|Long||12 Days||96 Days||Varies|
Pets will eat poop, drink from the toilet or other animals puddles, and cats will scratch the couch. In all, there are about a dozen misbehaviors youll need to work out which depend on if its a cat or dog. When you see the animal do this, you can use lecture under the friendly menu or scold under mean, in order to discipline that behavior. Its up to you what you allow your pet to get away with. Give cats a scratching post to help protect the furniture – they need it. Over time, as you discipline the pet, theyll gradually learn what not to do. Youll see a notice theyve stopped doing that behavior, similar to housebreaking a dog.
This is a separate issue from training a dog. Dogs learn tricks, facilitated by the Pet Training skill, which is mostly focused on canines. Its a minor skill, in that it only features 5 levels. Youll learn a number of tricks and get better at teaching these tricks faster. It is possible to join a dog-training group (using Get Togethers Clubs function) and gain bonus experience at teaching pets, while making friends with other Sims and helping your buddy to do the same.
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Pets can only die of old age. Fail to feed your pet, and a social worker will come. Youll see an exclamation point above the pets portrait in the bottom left just before this is going to happen. It takes a very long time to get to this point, so most players should have no trouble unless theyre deliberately neglectful or extremely distracted.
When old pets die, they DO become ghosts just like Sims. There is also a Pet Cemetery in Brindleton Bay, although you cannot edit it. You may see ghost cats and dogs there if you visit at night. Find the cemetery by traveling to the island with the lighthouse and museum. Its in a rocky, forested area to the north.
Should you visit and build a relationship, which takes 1/4 the time it does to build a friendship with Sims, you can actually invite a ghost animal to join your household just like a stray.
When you reached level 4 of the Pet Training skill you can make your dog perform tricks for other Sims. You can earn some extra Simoleons this way.
Train your pet to do tricks, run an obstacle course or train them not to misbehave.
While the change won’t be immediate you should see your pets misbehaving less after reprimanding them, and with enough reinforcement they will learn not to misbehave in such a way.
When a dog has to go potty he will walk to the front door and start whining about it. When you see this happen you can command them to go potty and they will walk outside to do so. If you repeat this a few times they will eventually go by themselves.
Dogs can learn a few different tricks you can unlock with the Sim’s training skill. Each individual pet must learn these tricks to perform them.
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