How many commands does your dog know?

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  1. CharlieDog

    CharlieDog Rude and Not Ginger

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    I was watching Dogs Decoded, and they said the average dog only knows about fifteen commands. Now, because this IS a dog board, our dogs may know an above average amount, but I thought it would be interesting to see what everyone's dog knows.

    Ozzy
    Get out (leave the room)
    Go get it
    Hand it to me (usually toys, but he will sometimes pick stuff up that I've dropped)
    Down
    Sit
    Roll over
    Stop (not really stop moving, but stop what you're doing)
    Wait
    Here
    Go get your (ball, tug, bone, chuckit ball, frisbee)
    Off
    Hup (load up, jump over or on something)
    Up (stand up on your back legs)
    Heel (loosely by my side)
    Foos (German for heel, but this is his attention heel)
    Quiet
    Speak
    Let's go (move forward after being stationary smelling something on a walk or whatever)
    Take it
    Drop it
    Leave it
    Get in (the **** tub)

    Oz knows more stuff, and recognizes a LOT of words, but these are all commands that he will reliably respond to. He recognizes a lot of food words as well as words pertaining to him, his toys, going for a ride, etc

    Enzo
    Watch me
    Take it
    Drop it
    Leave it
    Sit (she'll sit UP now too, but I figured that's not a different command)
    Stay
    Down
    Heel (her attention heel command)
    With me (her walk with me loosely command)
    Stand
    Around (the right finish in rally)
    Get in (her left finish in rally)
    Load up (the car, she knows the context)
    About (left about in rally)
    Drop (on recall, emergencies, etc)
    Hup (jump on this, or over this)
    Go to your bed
    Get out (of the kitchen dammit!)
    Let's go (same as Ozzy's)
    Wait
    Here
    In (the tub)
    Be still (hold your standing position. I use her as a brace occasionally)
    Front (rally again)
    Come here (rest your upper body in my lap)
    Off (of whatever)
    Stop (whatever it is you're doing, STOP IT!)
    Place

    Enzo knows a lot of other things, like the down in motion, drop on recall, sit in motion, the thing that USED to be called a down in motion in rally where you stop and the dog immediately downs instead of sitting. We're working on teaching Find The Car right now, but it's not solid, so I left it off. Ummm, I'm sure I'm forgetting stuff she knows...
     
  2. Saeleofu

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    Gavroche ~52
    sit
    down
    stay (used with sit/down/stand)
    off
    go up (go upstairs)
    stop (stop what you're doing...different than Logan's "stop")
    come
    heel (side)
    allons-y (heel)
    swing/finsih (left finish)
    around (right finish)
    here (right turn)
    out (left turn)
    front
    drop
    let's go (loose leash walk after we've been stopped)
    CALM DOWN! (emergency down)
    leave it
    drop it
    get it
    bring it here
    give
    take it
    hup (jump)
    in (in anything...his crate, someone else's crate, the car, a room, under a blanket, in my shirt...)
    forward (start guiding)
    go home
    go car (find the car)
    tunnel
    go on (go out ahead of me...come to think of it "go" generally implies he'll be leading out ahead of me, even if it's only a short distance)
    go potty (go pee)
    go poop (yes, I have to specifically tell him to poop, or he won't poop lol)
    hurry up (go potty or poop NOW)
    shhhh/quiet (don't have to use this very often with Gavroche)
    stand
    pivot (left pivot, 90 or 180...right pivot is same as right turn)
    wave
    shake (hand shake)
    shake shake shake (shake water off...yeah doubled that command but this one is only used after a bath/swimming)
    high five
    don't (warning not to do something...usually barking at random dudes)
    clucking (speed up...like clucking to a horse)
    look (watch me)
    out (get out of the car...and yeah just realized I doubled that command too lol...I fail xD)
    kennel
    Are you hungry? (go find your feeding spot and wait patiently for me so I can feed you)
    dig in (release to eat)
    allright all done (release)
    target (poke something with his nose)
    fix it (untangle the leash)
    pull (pull HARD...we were starting learning to pull things)


    Logan ~56

    heel
    sit
    stay (used with sit/down/stand)
    down
    go home
    find the car
    exit (find an exit)
    find the bathroom
    go potty (go pee)
    go poop
    hurry up (potty or poop NOW)
    last call (we're heading in to work after a potty break...one more pee and we're done)
    lap (paws in my lap)
    hup-up (paws on my shoulders)
    go get it
    bring it here
    let's go (loose leash walk after we've been stopped)
    give
    take it
    drop
    stand
    hup/jump (just started learning this one yesterday...along with his first tunnel and teeter)
    forward (start guiding, or continue on stairs)
    stop (usually used during guiding)
    left (turn left)
    here (turn right)
    go up (go upstairs)
    around (right finish)
    swing (left finish)
    block at intersections (no verbal or hand cue...the street is the cue)
    I chew on my hand - he pokes me in the knee with his nose (no verbal cue)
    I flap my arms - he pokes me in the stomach with his nose (no verbal cue)
    back (back up...can be in heel, front, etc)
    easy (slow down)
    clucking (like to a horse...speed up)
    whoa (slow down when we're biking)
    out (move away from me when we're biking)
    don't (warning to not do whatever I know he's considering doing)
    leave it
    drop it
    look (watch me)
    off
    load in (sounds an awful lot like "Logan" with a speech impediment when spoken lol...get in the car)
    wait (less formal stay)
    unload (get out of the car)
    kennel
    Are you hungry? (kennel up and wait for me to feed you)
    dig in (release to eat)
    allright all done (release)
    straight (follow the right side of a path...used when guiding)
    chill (calm down, settle down...our "working stay" for 30 min+ stays, allows him to get up, turn around and lay back down to get comfortable)
    find a seat (find and empty seat/bench)
    down under (get under a chair/bench)
    fix it (untangle the leash)
    poke (poke target with his nose)
    touch (touch target with foot/paw)
    ...and I just realized I don't have an emergency down cue for Logan...I should get on that...

    I know I'm forgetting some...it's late and I'm tired. But that covers most of it, anyway. Logan has a crapload more to learn, too. Gavorche needs to learn some more stuff too for rally - specifically backing up, which he's not too fond of.


    ETA: Yeah I already remembered some I forgot lol
     
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  3. Michiyo-Fir

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    Hmm Nia knows quite a lot, I don't even know if I remember them all

    - sit
    - down
    - sit stay
    - down stay
    - wait (for when the door's open or when we're going from sidewalk to the road)
    - heel
    - upstairs
    - downstairs
    - on (furniture)
    - off (furniture)
    - wait there (designated area while i prepare her food)
    - kisses
    - scratchies
    - scratch my head
    - turn
    - circle (around me)
    - bang!
    - touch
    - shake hands
    - high five
    - beg
    - jump (over obstacles and my leg/arm)
    - upup (jump into my arms from the floor by bouncing off my thighs)
    - drop it
    - leave it
    - look at me (focus)
    - pick it up
    - go to bed (crate)
    - get up (from down to stand up)
    - roll over
    - back back back (back up)
    - catch
    - find it (ball or toy)
    - stop
    - run (with me/at the same speed as me)
    - want water? (go to water bowl and wait for me to fill it)
    - get in (car)
    - let's go outside
    - take it off (pull her head out of the harness when I unbuckle it)
    - going to the park
    - take a bath
     
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    Well they all know the word "Shutup!l" lol (especially Elliot, cause he hears it the most..Especially this time of year with all the squirrels along the fence and in the trees,he barks non stop).
    "Get out"(as in "I didnt invite you in my room yet, Get out!" usually only said to Cartman.
    Sit (the only basic command i taught them all)
    "Off"
    "leave it" (as in that cat)
    "stop!!"(as in "stop eating that cat poo!!") usually used on Daggett and Charlotte

    Bjorn is the only one ive done basic obedience with, and Bohdi will be doing CGC so he can become a therapy dog.
     
  5. Shai

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    Depends on whether you count only verbal commands (which many "non-dog people" think is the only way to cue a dog) or non-verbal cues (either body language or intentional, on my part, environmental cues).

    If you include all the above, the older two are probably well over a hundred now, and the puppy is gaining fast.
     
  6. Dekka

    Dekka Just try me..

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    um lots?

    Not counting all the things you need for competitive obedience up to the open level, or what you need for rally and agility..

    She knows 'mine' (aka leave it)

    'get it' which means go pick up what ever I point at.

    'bring it here' bring me what ever is in your mouth (very handy when she has food she shouldn't)

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    (my dog retrieving hot dog wieners)

    'go' kinda from agility but it means move away in a straight line, great when she is in the way.

    'don't hump the puppy' its sad this needed a cue. But Dekka has a strange issue with wanting to hump the odd puppy when they are about 6 months. Had to train this when Scandal was here. Dekka would get 'the look' in her eye and I would say "don't hump the puppy' and she would sit and look at me all innocent like.

    Spin, in both directions (hand cue)

    'turn' (there is both hand or verbal) mostly for agility but still fun.

    'head dead' really dead when playing dead.. to the point you can start lifting her with her back legs and she stays limp.

    bark (hand cue)

    quiet bark (hand to lips)

    waive (hand cue)

    'up' jumps on what ever I am pointing too
     
  7. MicksMom

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    :lol-sign: I like that answer!
    Let's see, Caleb has the basic/novice obedience stuff:
    Heel (both for walking and for doing a right finish on a recall)
    Sit
    Stay
    Down
    Come
    Get Back (left finish)
    Fast
    Slow

    Then we have:
    Go lay down
    Go to bed (lay on mat, or get in crate or truck)
    Get close
    Scootch
    Back up(both from in front of me and while heeling)
    Over (all three jumps)
    Take it
    Get the other one
    Give
    Leave it
    Paw
    High Five
    Wave
    Head down
    Bring it here
    Can you pick that up please?
    Get in (for making left circles, turns)
    Hurry (right circles)
    Listen (pay attention to me)
    Go in the bathroom
    Get in the tub

    Whew! I think that's all.
     
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    ^that

    Both of mine know the verbal commands for all the basics and tons (probably couldn't even remember them all to list) besides that. Plus, they know a whole bunch of hand signals and other body language that were taught at the same time the verbal was............and they understand the signals without the words. So would that mean counting the commands TWICE because they know them in two different 'languages' so to speak? LOL

    But just verbally:

    Sit
    Stay
    Down
    Sit/stay
    Down/stay
    Come
    No
    Leave it (sometimes 'mine')
    Out (for leaving the room)
    Heel
    Slow
    Inside (for when it's time to come in but they don't wanna, LOL)
    Roll over
    Be dead
    Sneaky (this signals Orson to do his 'dober stalk' )
    Bring it here
    Pull
    Kick it
    Back up
    No feet (yes, Orson plays rough with his feet so he had to be taught that one)
    Go find it
    Go to your bed
    Speak
    Quiet

    Uhm............I can't think of them all, but there are lots more!! We don't practice them all the time anymore, neither are pups, they know and understand the commands, so they are only used when needed nowadays hahahah
     
  9. JacksonsMom

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    Well, Jackson knows a lot, too. Here is his trick list:

    jump through hoop
    down
    high-five
    close door
    open door (pulling on rope)
    spin/spin the other way
    get me a tissue
    limp
    take my socks off
    put the socks away (putting them in a basket)
    shake
    heel
    stop
    dance
    roll over
    come
    cover your eyes
    peek-a-boo
    cop cop (your feet on mine)
    speak
    drop it
    sit pretty
    say your prayers
    play dead
    weave through legs
    crawl
    circles
    take a bow
    back up
    stay
    under
    shame (head under pillow)
    shoot a basketball
    catch


    I probably missed some, but those were his tricks, not even including the words and phrases he understands and knows. Like "want a treat?" and "daddy is home!" and "who's here?" etc. Things like that.
     
  10. Sit Stay

    Sit Stay Not a Border Collie

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    This is hard! I know I'm forgetting some because most aren't "tricks" that you train a lot and show off to people but just handy commands that make life easier and safer.

    Dally:
    Come
    Over Here/There (good on walks, if she's too close to the road I can say that and she'll veer left/right)
    Sit
    Down
    Stay
    Wait
    Spin
    High five (left, right, both)
    Speak
    Whisper
    Quiet
    Open (the door)
    Close (the door)
    Leave it
    Go (can be used for different things, if I need her to go in front of me for ex)
    GOANDLIEDOWN!
    Out (the room, the paddock, the stall, etc)
    Load up (car)
    Up (put front legs up on my lap, bed, etc)
    That'll do
    Hup hup (< and ^ both used while on cows)
    Quit
    Settle Down
    Get ______
    Bring it here
    Drop it
    Leave it
    Back up
    In
    Kiss

    Quinn
    Come
    Sit
    Down
    Stand
    Stay
    Look
    Leave it
    Quit
    Kennel
    Back (kind of, it's getting there)

    so far!
     
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    Ares:
    Sit (verbal and hand signal)
    Down (verbal and hand signal)
    Stand (verbal and hand signal)
    Come (verbal and hand signal)
    Heel (verbal, hand and foot signal)
    Run
    Wait (which we use instead of "stay) (verbal, hand and foot signal)
    Climb (he has to get on something - a bench, couch, chair, whatever - and stay on it)
    Place (which he learned as being on a mat and then it was transferred to being next to any object he was directed toward - and he did also have to stay next to the object and guard it while a protection helper agitated him)
    Get it (which means to find and get his toy/chewie)
    Find (which is for finding an article with my scent)
    Bring
    Give
    Directional hand signals for jumping, retrieving and searching
    Out
    Leave it
    Off
    Over
    Sneeze
    Shake (full body shaking like they do when they're wet)
    Bang (lie down, roll over and play dead)
    Crawl
    Wave

    (I'm sure I've forgotten some)
     
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    HayleyMarie Like a bat outa' hell

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    sit
    Lay down
    come
    kisses
    Back
    paw
    roll over
    wait
    in
    kennel
    leave it
    drop it
    sit pretty
    wolf (which means bark)
    bring your ball to me
    up
    down
    out
    wanna go inside?
    wanna go outside?
    off
    NO!

    She is getting slightly ornery with doing her tricks right now ( its driving me nuts so I am thinking were going to take a hang at clicker training)
     
  13. sparks19

    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    Know? or obey?

    LOL they KNOW a few but they rarely obey them lol :p
     
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    SitStay, what is Dally "HupHup" on cows used as?

    Lizzie - 30

    Sit
    Down
    Stay
    Come
    Off
    Bow
    Roll Over
    Spin
    Up
    Leave It
    Take It
    Okay
    Free
    Jump
    Over
    Walk
    Through
    Give Me 5
    In
    Out
    Bathroom
    NO!
    Go For A Walk
    Go Outside
    Go Inside
    Find It
    Go Lie Down
    HEYYYY!
    Wait
    Car Ride! (get in the car)

    With Blaze, alot is about tone of voice. I think I could yell "GOOOOOD DOG!" in a deep, serious voice and he'd stop in his tracks and look back just like he would if I yelled "NOOO!" in the same tone.

    Blaze - 40

    Sit
    Stay
    Heel
    Lie Down
    Here
    Go For Walk
    Outside
    Go Inside
    In (anything...crate, car, room, pool, gate, etc)
    Bathroom
    Leave It
    Free
    Okay
    Get It!
    GO!
    NO!
    Spin
    Tire
    Jump
    Tunnel
    Teeter
    Freeze
    Stand
    There
    That'll Do
    Come Bye
    Away
    Walk
    Out
    Back
    HEY YOU!
    Up
    Off
    That's Enough! (basically, quite the silly thing you are doing)
    Drop!
    Bring It To Me
    Quiet
    Go Lie Down (basically, go find a quiet place to chill)
    Find The Ball
    Wait

    He also knows two whistle commands. Both are 'here' whistles but one I can go with my mouth, the other I use an actual whistle for. The latter is what I plan to be my main here whistle. I'm working on getting a stop whistle on him, too.
     
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    PlottMom The Littlest Hound

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    man you guys are making me feel like my dogs are defective...

    of the ones that live with me 24/7...
    Daisy can do everything required to get through rally advanced... and probably excellent but we're not going there with her back (that being said she knows jump commands...). other than that I just kind of talk to her like I would a kid, and she listens?

    Liz probably could get through rally novice if she could calm down a little... she also knows stand and shake hands and I talk to her sometimes too.

    Rage can sit. She also has a really good recall, thank god. They all know "crate" and "SHUT UPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
     
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    Hmmm let's see what I can remember...

    Juno -
    Sit
    Down
    Come
    Stay
    Wait
    Leave It
    Drop It
    Off
    Out
    Kennel
    Go to bed
    Touch/Target (touch is for my hand, target is sending her out to a target)
    Shake
    High Five
    Roll Over
    Jump (on her hind legs--not on me, lol)
    Crawl
    Close the door
    HEY, KNOCK IT OFF. ;)

    Lucy knows.... uhh.... Time for a Beggin Strip! :lol-sign: In all seriousness though she has a half-compliant sit, and that's about it.
     
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    JessLough Love My Mutt

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    Sit
    Wink
    Shake Paw
    Lie Down
    Props
    Shake in the front
    Move
    Excuse Me
    Come
    Batman ears down (she moves her ears back.. usually means she is in front of the tv)
    Get out of my way
    My spot
    Find the ferret
    Get up on the couch
    You need to find privacy
    Stop licking
    shut the **** up
    Under the table
    In the front
    In the living room
    Out of the kitchen
    People are sleeping!
    Do not make me get daddy down here... (yes, she knows my parents as mom(my) and dad(dy). When she came here, there were 3 kids under 10, she learned from us)
     
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    Sit Stay Not a Border Collie

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    It's just encouragement to get her to move up and get in there a little more. Probably not very conventional but it works, and we don't really work her either - just help move cows for our friend when he does his team penning practices :)
    I think it's hup hup anyways - I've only seen her on cows a couple times, it's more of my mom's thing.
     
  19. Tankstar

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    Honestly way to many to even think of.


    sit.
    down (lay down)
    stay.
    come.
    stand/up (both work).
    move.
    left.
    right.
    back.
    Speak.
    touch (my hand).
    Paw.
    High Five.
    Go to bed.
    get in.
    get out.
    bring it.
    get it
    drop
    target
    over.
    table
    weave
    frame
    walk
    tunnel
    shut up
    quiet
    gentle

    I know Im missing a bunch.
    And tons of hand signals.
     
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    Molly:
    Come here
    Sit
    Down
    Stay
    Off
    Out
    Come in
    Jump
    Leave it
    Get it (toy)
    Drop it
    Put it here (she'll put her toy where I'm patting my hand, which is nice because I don't have to bend down to the ground to get her toy again and again)

    Hailey knows the above list except for Stay, Get it, and Put it here.
     

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