Borderlands 3 lets you pet the dog, but I don't want to

FL4K’s pets give useful buffs for shooting harder, but I can’t think of anything good to say about them beyond this. They get in my way when I’m trying to read loot cards (I’m presuming Gearbox wanted to get in on the famous @canyoupetthedog twitter account), and have collision so they can bump me everywhere for some galaxy-brained reason

Hoping for the option to unequip my pet, but not holding my breath.

I am pretty sure this already exists. Just respec and don’t equip a pet when you do. I accidentally played like this once or twice. Why you wouldn’t want any of the pet buffs and/or something to draw aggro is beyond me though, I have to say.