I have a similar issue. Adopted a kitten with a household that consists of a married couple. The husband died because playing with the kitten was just too much fun, and his wife then invited him into the household as a ghost and married him again. He died before he could become companions with the kitten, and now that he's a ghost the option doesn't show up anymore, although it does still appear for his wife. Is this because he's a ghost? I'm not sure if it's because ghosts cannot become companions with pets, or because of this bug.
I have the same issue, my sim, who adopted the dog (from the agency, not a stray) can not lecture the pet. But her husband, can.
None of my sims can lecture their pets. I’ve tried to make different households in different worlds, and I’ve tried to get the pets in different ways. Doesn’t matter what age the sims are, if I made the animal while making the family, if there’s a person from the neighborhood moving in, if the animals are adopted... just doesn’t work!
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? idk
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? Weather, pets, and city
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? Adopt a pet
What happens when the bug occurs? Can;t do it
What do you expect to see? companion with pets
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
I can't become a companion to my dog, or lecture any bad habits. Yes the dog is adopted. It's quite irritating but I hope it gets resolved,
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The workaround that has worked for me is putting all pets in the household up for adoption via "Hire Service." Then adopt them each back for 200 simoleons via "Hire Service." Once they're back in the household, you should be able to lecture/train them.
I ran into the bug after merging Mayor Whiskers into my family, but this workaround has seemingly fixed it.
Indeed putting my golden retriever up for adoption and adopting him back worked for this bug. However, 1) the relationship reset 2) the learned commands became unlearned, and 3) the traits became completely reshuffled.
Basically, the dog only looked the same, but was otherwise an entirely new dog.
I'm having this exact issue. I bought get famous and installed all my games on my laptop and I adopted 2 kittens and cannot lecture or train them. They just destroyed my bed and it costs $7,500 to replace it. Not cool, EA. -_-'
Do we know if there is any likelihood of this being fixed yet? I love playing with pets and it’s annoying now not being able to train out misbehaviours and become companions.
Mine used to be fine a few weeks ago and now it’s all stopped working for me too! By the looks of this thread it’s been going on a while but we don’t seem to be getting any closer to a fix?
Seriously making me not want to play with pets and that is one of the things I love about sims!