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  1. MandyPug

    MandyPug Sport Model Pug

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    ... Choose 5 things to train your dog to do and nothing more (doesn't include housetraining).

    What would your most important top 5 things be and why?

    Mine would be:

    Stay - To lessen the likely-hood of bolting from doors.
    Stop - In case they got out or away from me i want them to be able to stop when i say so.
    Come - To come back to me when i call if they ever got loose.
    Down - This is the safety position for izzie that i'm partial to, not sure why.
    Drop It - In case they pick up something they shouldn't have.
     
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    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    - Come: lol its kinda necessary
    - Stay: For pictures
    - Heel: its useful at airports when we are walking close
    - Drop it: for when he tries to eat something
    - SHH!: for when he barks
     
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    Tsume'sMom New Member

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    Come: it will save the dogs life in an emergency
    Heel: I like my arms in socket
    Stay: its nice to keep him in one place
    Settle: becuase he needs to go lay down and leave me alone for a while
    Stop 'em: because what good is a protection dog that will not bite on command?
     
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    Dekka Just try me..

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    #1 How to learn more than 5 cues :p
     
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    Leave it
    Down
    Wait (not stay)
    tug of war
     
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    corgipower Tweleve Enthusiest

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    Quiet!
    I said Quiet!
    Quiet! NOW!
    STFU!!
    Do not make me come in there!

    Do you really need the why?
     
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    bnwalker2 My house is a zoo

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    Come
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    Leave it
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    theresa92841 Gigi Monster & Evil Puppy

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    Well, you said 5 things . . . you didn't specify that they had to be things my dog could actually learn. ;)

    Oh, and I think the reason why is obvious. My dog would be mentally and physically worn out every day and I would be living the life of Riley.
     
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    Come
    Stay
    Quiet
    Leave it
    Off

    Oh, and what Theresa said too. lol
     
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    colliewog Collies&Terriers, Oh My!

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    Come
    Stay
    Give Me That (variant of leave it ... the little one is faster than me at grabbing)
    With Me (casual Heel - just be with me)
    Quiet
     
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    PWCorgi Priscilla Winifred Corgi

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    LLW (not really a command, but that is what I want, lol)
    Come
    Stay
    Quiet
    Fetch (again, a behavior more than a command, but I want it, :p)
     
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    corgipower Tweleve Enthusiest

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    Anything else? :)
     
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    PWCorgi Priscilla Winifred Corgi

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    extra words so i can post.
     

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