All of mine know the basics..(come, sit, stay, lay down..etc) they know a lot of tricks. They all come running when they hear "who wants to go for pee-pee"..or get extremely excited when they hear "lets go for a car-car ride" and "who wants to go for walky" lol weird family I know. My German Shepherd will run and get his leash when I tell him to get his coat. When I tell them to go find their babies..they'll come back with all their stuffed animals. They'll also come running when they hear the word din-dins..short for dinner. My Maltese will growl everytime he hears the word "bath"..he hates bath time, it's cute to tease him about it. My dogs catch on to words quickly especially if we say them a lot.