Logan knows...sit, stay, wait /go, off, no biting, no jumping, heel. paw ( left and right), lets go, eat, walk, leave it ("Foo"..in Russian), He knows "get out" when I need to him to get out of the elevator, or some room.... nice( when he meets new people), stranger ( when I dont want him coming up to someone),
get it, bring it back, down...and there are probably more that I am forgetting.
He knows 2 languages, and most of the commands in both, some in only English, some in only Russian...I speak to him like I would to a human being, so he responds very well to fluent speech..and catches most words. I dont really raise my voice at him, unless he is persistent in doing something. I think thats very good for a 5 1/2 month old pup! Im so proud of him!
Sorry that Im bragging....but just like, all GSD's, he is exceptionally intelligent...and I never really grasped that, until I started training him.....
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Rojo knows, sit, stay, down, no, give kisses, bring, find, come, toy, ride in truck, ride in turtle (john deere gator) car, be nice, drop, plotz, maki (speak) rest, gimme, let go, and several hand signals. She is ten months old.
I had documented over 100 words and phrases that her mother had learned by 2 years old.
Cody knows come (when he wants to), he does know sit, down, stay, wait and finish with both word and hand signals, leave it, get your toy, you can tell him get your dumb bell or get your ball or frog or Mr. Piggy and he usually brings the correct one, off, be good, go potty, let's go by-by and settle, do you want an ice cube ( he goes to refrig and looks up, ) or do you want a carrot he goes to refreg and looks straight ahead. We are working on others but have not mastered them yet. Cody is 11 1/2 months old and is a mix Bichon Frise/Westie and lots and lots of fun to have around. He gives kisses all the time and he loves to be carried like a baby with his front paws on your shoulders, he lay his head down on your shoulder when you tell him to and sometimes just on his own, he is just a doll and the whole family loves him. He isn't too spoiled! lol :)
Jesse knows; sit, down, stand (working on that one still), stay, bang (make your hand into the shape of a gun and she will lay on her side and play dead), dance (she stays in place and does circles over and over again), shake (for left paw), other paw (for right paw), on your bed, kiss, leave it, be nice (when she meets new dogs), get the ball (when she wants to), head down (when it's sleep time), come (when she wants to, again), viens (which is French for come and she'll listen to that one more often), wave, high 5, crawl (working on that one still) and go pee.
She knows most of these commands French and English and also knows sit, down and stay in hand signals.
Jesse is 7 years old and we have only been working on the newer tricks for the past 2 years, she only knew sit, down, shake, wave and stay when we were in Ontario(long story).
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Leeza has been trained more than Ozzy, he takes 2x's as long to catch on to stuff. But Leeza Knows.. Sit, sit pretty,high five, spin, down, roll over, speak, Here (which is my version of come)If I use the word Here and point she follows my directions. Go(to walk out or faster) Leave it, get the stuffie,and my favourite "Time for Bed!!" and every one runs to their beds. "Want to go for a Pee? Hurry up(bathroom duties) "In" and point and she will go in anything, includeing cupboards if I wanted. "Now" seems to make her go faster "Leeza, LOOK Squirrel!!" Is sure to get her moving, it usually means ther is a squirrel Ozzy has Learned that when I let him off the leash, and I call him Back, "Ozzy Come!" means theres probly a dog somewhere, and he stops, looks around and checks the whole park, when hes sure theres no dog he will come.Hes consistant with that one...he he
well, you really don't teach them to bite. Dogs already know how to bite. In schutzhund the whole biting a person thing is kind of a gimmick. the dog doesn't really want to bite the person. it wants the sleeve. as a pup, you play lots and lots of tug of war. some dogs like to bite more than others. some dogs nauturally bite harder. you can make bites stronger to a point. but starting with a good dog is key. as you progress and the dog gets older. you move to a tug and a bite pillow. you always make the dog chase the toy. and when it finally bites it you praise, play a little tug of war and let them win. then even later have a helper put on a sleeve and you hold the dog. the helper runs and let the dog go. this will all help the dog learn it has to catch the toy. schutzhund is not very practical in real situations. a good sport dog will want the sleeve. you train a real protection totally different. the best dogs look at the protection phase like a game of fetch. they are not really mad. or aggressive. but having a dog with a bit of temper will help. the helper can try to make the dog a little more fired uo if it has temper. That is basically a crash course. there is alot more to it. building drive and nerve are by far harder and more important than getting a dog to bite. getting a dog to bite is easy. getting them confident and driven enough to do it no matter what stress is placed on them is tough.
My cats know too much I think. My cat Samie knows "go away" lol, because he bothers us in the bathroom when we are getting ready in the morning. He really understands english, I can carry on conversations with him.
My cat Putsy one day, I told her she was boring because she doesn't play anymore. We were laying on the bed and she got down and started rolling all over her catnip spa. Freaked me out.
Alot of people think they go by the sound of your voice and that might be true to a certain extent, but we have always talked to ours just like they were kids. Sometimes they understand things I didn't even realize they knew. Last night I told Mandy to come on lets go get brushed. I was sitting on the sofa and it was not like I was getting the brush or anything, but she understood exactly what I said. She got up and ran under the bed. Its amazing what they understand.
Been too busy with homework lately but before that was trying to teach her new tricks.. meaning to get back to that.
Kiba knows: sit, stay, down, up (get to her feet), shake, other paw, high five from sitting, high five (two paw standing), wave, over (onto back), bow (still working.. will usually lay down afterwards instead of getting back up), dance (working), come, leave it, touch (with nose.. working), kill it (the toy), go get 'em (the cats when they're clawing something)
If we go.. "Kiba, some's here!" She'll start gruffing and barking then will run to you. If you're downstairs she'll run to the door barking. And if you go.. "I'm gonna get you" You can chase her around the house.. she'll grab a toy and run with it and be growling and making noises when you 'chase' her.
Still working on fetching and bringing it back TO ME.
Only command I'd wish for her to learn would be to Quite.. or Shut up!
My Brit knows the basic commands (sit, stay, lay down, etc.) and is usually pretty good in following those. She also understands "Go outside", "Go to your couch", "Let's go upstairs", "Want a treat?". And she can open a screen door. She also knows "Flamingo", "Pizza", "Squirrel", and "Baby Squirrel" (all squeaky toys) and we play a variety of games, I just taught her Red Light-Green Light when I was home sick last week. She also understands basic commands in Italian. I take Italian at my school and taught her a couple things...she listens better in Italian than in English (I think she knows I mean business when I starting talking in Italian!)...my brother wants to try Spanish with her when he starts taking it. She's 9 years old...who says an old dog can't learn new tricks?