What have animals manipulated humans around you to do?

Little Dude has convinced my girlfriend that she is incapable of walking him, and only I may walk him around the block. I keep telling her, “He’s the size of a football! Just carry him a few feet away from the house so it’s out of his line of vision and keep walking!” She gets flustered when he lays down and has given in every time. Mind you he's taken a walk with her just fine before, he's just testing her and she's failing.