How many tricks/cues does your dog know?

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  1. Picklepaige

    Picklepaige Active Member

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    Thought I'd start this partially because I'd like to get ideas for new things to teach, and partially because I'm just curious!

    Maggie knows...not very many actually. I don't live with her anymore and only see her about twice a month (she lives with my parents as I now live in an apartment and she is their dog) so I don't get to work with her a lot, and I really only get to do things with her over long breaks. So pretty much everything she knows was taught either this past summer, or when I still lived at home.

    She knows:
    Sit
    Down
    Stay
    Come
    Roll Over
    Shake
    Back Up
    Spin (only one direction, though I would like to teach the other one soon)
    Bow
    Paws Up (she puts her front paws on what I indicate)

    ...and that's it lol. Not very much, but I'll work with her more come summer.

    Your turn!
     
  2. Sekah

    Sekah The Monster.

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    Last I counted it was 75. I'd like to think it's approaching 100 now but I've not taken the time to count.
     
  3. k9krazee

    k9krazee Active Member

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    My dog Jack (lives with my parents) knows a lot. The basics and then everything from getting a beer from the fridge, limping on command, blowing bubbles in water, riding a skateboard, etc. At one point I wrote the list down, but I don't have access to it.

    Crossbone is learning! He knows sit, down, wait, stay, shake, pray, frog, cross legs, stick em up, go around, roll over, crawl, figure eights, agility obstacles and cues, and probably misc things I'm forgetting. I can't believe we've only had him for just about 5 months!
     
  4. CrystalGSD

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    Crystal knows about 50, but I'm dumb enough that I only wrote them down once, and then lost the document. :wall:

    These are the ones that I can think of off the top of my head...

    1. Sit
    2. Down
    3. Hi five / Other Paw
    4. Bang
    5. Shake
    6. Beg
    7. Get Your Tail
    8. Reverse
    9. Fit
    10. Peekaboo
    11. Go through
    12. Weave
    13. Heel
    14. Stay
    15. Speak
    16. Back Up
    17. Bow
    18. Come
    19. Touch
    20. Target
    21. Scratch
    22. Up-Up
    23. Pick it Up
    24. Dance
    25. Drop it
    26. Crawl
    27. Watch me
    28. Leave it
    29. Kennel
    30. Kiss
    31. Foot / Other Foot
    32. Where's Your Toy?
    33. Hide
    34. Go to Your Place
    35. Open/Close Door (have no idea if she still remembers this)

    Uhhh I can't think of anymore at the moment. I really should have written them down, shouldn't I :p I really need more trick ideas, since many tricks put too much strain on her knees so we can't do them.
     
  5. JessLough

    JessLough Love My Mutt

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    Rosey didn't know many :p

    Sit
    Down
    Off (the couch or bed)
    Bed
    Lay Down
    Living Room (Get in there)
    Ferrets are coming out (remove self from living room lest you be bitten)
    Shake Paw
    Gimme Props
    Hurry Up
    Wink
    Go Left
    Go Right
    Go Around

    I think that's about it. Nothing really useful :p
     
  6. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    A lot. I have no idea. Especially if you consider agility work as 'commands' too.
     
  7. Saeleofu

    Saeleofu Active Member

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    This...is hard. I'm sure I'm missing some, I just now compiled these lists. It's especially hard with Logan because at this point so much of what he does is done to tiny movements, shifting of weight, or nearly automatically. I don't actually speak many commands when he's working. The most commonly spoken ones are "Allons-y" and "Find _________."

    Logan (~125 I can think of off the top of my head)
    sit
    down
    stand
    stay
    come
    heel
    allons-y
    forward
    left
    here(right)
    stop
    stack
    load up
    kennel
    get in
    unload/get out
    dig in (eat)
    wait
    jump (vertical)
    hup (horizontal)
    sit up (work in progress)
    settle/long down
    down under (under chairs)
    back up
    crawl
    crawl backwards
    high five
    low five
    shake
    wave
    shake off
    front
    swing (left finish)
    go around (right finish)
    target (nose)
    touch (paw)
    circle left
    circle right
    get it (directed retrieve)
    go out
    back up at a distance
    down at a distance
    moving down
    moving sit
    moving come
    belly poke (task)
    leg poke (task)
    arm poke (task)
    exit
    bathroom (find the women's bathroom)
    go home
    find the car
    enter
    go to class (changes every semester)
    check out (find the check out)
    find the cart
    find the washer
    stop at curbs/intersections
    guide work, which is a conglomeration of MANY smaller behaviors
    brace
    step
    hug
    leave it
    automatic leave it
    close the door
    open the door
    close the drawer
    open the drawer
    German about turn
    automatic sit at heel (no automatic sits while working, only in the ring/while practicing for the ring)
    block
    step on my feet (on signal)
    lay on my feet
    lay on me
    go get the blanket
    go get the pillow
    go get your bone
    go get your ball
    tunnel
    follow me
    find mum
    find my brother
    find dad
    follow someone else
    drop it
    give it to me
    gait (in conformation ring)
    attention/look (different than automatic eye contact)
    wake me when the phone makes noise
    ask to go out
    put the chickens up (another more complicated conglomeration)
    move in/closer (laterally)
    move out/farther (laterally)
    pivot left (front)
    pivot right (front)
    pivot left (rear)
    pivot right (rear)
    wag
    smile
    fix it (untangle leash)
    lap
    go potty
    go poop
    last call/hurry up (warning that potty break is ending)
    pull
    clucking - speed up
    easy (slow down)
    go up - go upstairs without me
    Hungry time (go to your feeding station and wait for me)
    quiet
    speak
    get under
    take it
    Find the kitty
    Alert - not exactly trained, but he knows when I'm shutting down and will act accordingly
    go say hi
    off
    get up (get out of bed)
    hupup (get on something)
    tail (tuck tail…a work in progress)
    move your butt (move butt closer to me and out of the way)
    get out (get up from a "down under")


    Gavroche (~60 I can think of off the top of my head)
    sit
    down
    stand
    stay
    come
    heel
    allons-y
    forward
    left
    here(right)
    load up
    kennel
    get in
    unload/get out
    dig in (eat)
    wait
    jump (vertical)
    hup (horizontal)
    sit up
    high five
    low five
    shake
    wave
    front
    swing (left finish)
    go around (right finish)
    target (nose)
    touch (paw)
    get it (directed retrieve)
    go home
    find the car
    leave it
    close the door
    open the door
    close the drawer
    open the drawer
    lights on
    lights off
    German about turn
    lay on me
    get your ball (the Jolly Ball)
    tunnel
    drop it
    give it to me
    wag
    fix it (untangle leash)
    go potty
    go poop
    last call (warning before potty break is over)
    pull
    clucking - speed up
    easy (slow down)
    go up - go upstairs without me
    Hungry time (go to your feeding station and wait for me)
    take it
    get up (get out of bed)
    hupup (get on something)
    off
     
  8. Cali Mae

    Cali Mae Little dog, big voice

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    Reading all the replies makes me feel like such a lazy trainer!

    Cali knows: sit, down, stay, up (both paws in the air), touch (self-explanatory but she will touch with her paw whatever I point at), twirl (one direction, might try teaching the other direction)... and I think that's it.

    We're starting rally and flyball though once training classes start up though, so we'll have a new selection of cues to learn. :)
     
  9. JessLough

    JessLough Love My Mutt

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    Oh yah, also Touch, Wait, and Chew Slowly
     
  10. AdrianneIsabel

    AdrianneIsabel Glutton for Crazy

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    Stop that.
    Go away.


    Otherwise they are obedience, agility, Schutzhund, dock dogs, and so forth.

    lol they know plenty and I have no patience in listing them. However Cohen makes me feel lame with her hug trick. Jelly.
     
  11. sassafras

    sassafras mushinois

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    I don't know, but my favorites are FOR THE LOVE OF GOD and I MEAN IT! which both basically mean the same thing. Because honestly, I don't always mean it and they know it.
     
  12. -bogart-

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    thats it . He is a pet what can I say. He doesn't need fancy commands , his job is to look cute and not knock over the kids. :)
     
  13. *blackrose

    *blackrose "I'm kupo for kupo nuts!"

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    Chloe, commands:
    Sit, down, stay, come, heel, roll over, settle (play dead), shake, touch (hits my palm with her nose), crawl, boing (she jumps straight up in the air), wait (don't dart in somewhere), okay (release), go potty, go poop, off, up (jump up onto something), move (get out of the way), out (get out of the room)

    Chloe, cues:
    "Go get that cat!" - she scans the yard for strange cats and if she sees one, chases it
    "Watch it!" - she's about ready to clothes line herself on the chain/retractable leash
    "Go around" - she's wrapped her chain around something and I want he to go the way I point to untangle herself
    "Do you have to go outside?" - pretty obvious what this means
    "Go lay down!" - typically when she's in trouble...she finds a spot, lays down, and doesn't move until I'm not mad anymore
    "Come on, let's go to bed." - she gets up and runs upstairs to go to bed
    "It's a baby!" - even though it is small, I want you to accept it and be gentle (kittens/ferrets/other small pocket pets)
    "Where's your toy?" - she runs and grabs a toy

    That's off the top of my head for her. God, I miss that dog. Really wish she could live with me.

    Cynder, commands/cues: sit, "get!" (get out of the room/away from me), wait (for food), okay (release), move (get out of the way), do you need to go out?

    Gracie commands/cues: wait, "get!", "let's get in the cage!" (kennel up), okay, move, do you need to go out?

    Cooper commands/cues: wait, "get!", "let's get in the cage!", okay, move, do you need to go out?

    All three of them also have name recognition. They have been taught to wait to be released by name to go outside (so all three dogs aren't darting out at once) and they recall to their name and/or a whistle.

    Otherwise, they are all hopeless failures that know no real commands or tricks. I've tried. They just have no desire to learn. Gracie just looks at you and shivers, Cooper thinks you're going to kill him and cowers, and Cynder could care less.
     
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    Two things I wish Crossbone knew...
     
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    A lot. Probably over 50 'tricks' but he knows lots of other commands and phrases etc as well.
     
  16. Fran101

    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    I don't know what it is (maybe his age) Merlin is around 6 months and we are BACK TO BASICS. It's like he has half a brain.

    I had such grand plans for his training and right now it's really just heavy socialization and basic manners.. his only reliable cues are

    - Sit
    - Down
    - Touch (targeting hand)
    - TO THE PENALTY BOX (going to his crate)
    - Easy (slow dog/back up/stop pulling on leash)
    - Leave it (Leave food alone, stop sniffing that thing)
    - POP (his release cue)
    - Gentle (take treat nicely)


    We are working on shaping his hold.
     

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