Being able to lift or carry would make it all around more mobile, maybe have the owner automatically succeed, and everyone else need a check based on familiarity, charisma, or some future skill.
Also being able to order them to like/dislike/hate people would be cool, if they really liked someone, or were instructed to they could listen to someone else to make exchanging, rping them being cared for and all that easier and more fun for more people.
dog/pet fights would be a cool thing to do, tho it probably wouldn't be widely popular til you could train/ grow your animals power via experience/training/ whatever. Or maybe not.
Maybe cyberware/nanos can be used on fighting animals as well.
anyway ya, thanks for many new coded things lately, this one included.