You may think you're the head of the household when you get a pet, but when you stop to look at it, many pets get away with a level of laziness and selfishness you would ground your children for.

Have we learned to truly understand our pets' hopes and desires or, like these 11 people who posted to reddit, is it just that our pets have us really well trained?

1. ​Sofia_mariza's bird has trained her owner to come.

My cockatiel has trained me to run to his cage whenever he whistles "If You're Happy and You Know It". He used to only whistle the tune to rabbits in the backyard and I'd rush over to look out the window because I thought it was adorable. Now I swear he does it just as often to get my attention.