I’m having the same problem. I have all of packs for Sims 4. If my sim adopts a pet they cannot lecture the pet whatsoever but anyone else in the house can.
Product: The Sims 4
Which language are you playing the game in? English
How often does the bug occur? Every time (100%)
What is your current game version number? 126.96.36.1990
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? cats and dogs, vintage glamour, holiday celebration
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? try to find the encourage breeding option with a pet cat
What happens when the bug occurs? the option to encourage breeding with my cat does not exist. the cat is not spayed and has a full friendship bar with the sim
What do you expect to see? the option to appear
Have you installed any customization with the game, e.g. Custom Content or Mods? Never used.
Did this issue appear after a specific patch or change you made to your system? Neutral/Not Sure
this is a problem that i have found many have in forums
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Alright this has obviously been going on for some time now, why the hell is this not fixed yet? This is annoying, it's not okay that our only possibly work around this is to put the pet up for adoption and then adopt it back thus reseting the pet all together... Sims, we love you, but please take a moment to actually fix this.
I'm not sure when it started on mine because I usually don't play with pets (they make my game kind of glitchy) but I recently adopted some pets to complete the aspiration. The weird thing is the other sims in my household can do it, just not the one I'm trying to do it with. I know you can cheat to complete aspirations, but I really don't want to since I'm doing the super sim challenge.
I have every pack and I have this issue. I adopted 2 dogs, my main sim cannot lecture or "be friendly with" but my child sim can occasionally.
I've never adopted any Pets or Strays yet, but reading through this whole topic...could this be similar to the issue where there's no Family Leave on the phone due to messed-up coding (especially since one post mentioned that there's no pet-related options on the phone for affected Sims, apparently)?