(Closed) What commands does your pup know?

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Mrs Hedgehog: Amazing! I will have to try this! And the cycling through tricks is SO funny… like she is literally SO desperate to get the treat I have. Oh, the life of a dog….

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

She knows a lot, but I’ve never listed them all. So here goes,

Sit, stay, down (for both get off and lie down), up, wait, walk nice (walking next to me), bye (it’s her “come” word, not sure how that happened), watch (look at me), in (she gets in a bag), head down (so I can zip the bag), lets go, leave it, go potty, crawl, speak, high five and low five distinguishing between left and right paws, all ten, roll over.

She knows names of people and some of her toys. She also knows a lot of behavior commands that we don’t have words for, just hand signals and her understanding of my body language. Tonight we were working on walking/dancing on her hind legs.

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Oh, I forgot her newest one. Fiance and I have this thing where we shake our fists at each other and say do it (like in the Simpsons). We also shake our fists at the animals a lot (it’s all in joking fun) and we taught the dog to shake her paw back at us. It’s really funny, it more waving than shaking, but she does it when we shake her our fist at her.

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Great Gatsby: SOOO adorable!!! I’m definitely teaching my dog how to smile!!!

Post # 21
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@mexicanabeibi: thanks! You must teach your dog to smile! Best pick-me-up when you’re having a bad day Smile

Post # 22
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

So cute. 🙂

The only one we do consistently that no one has listed is “Off.” We say it when they are on the bed with us and they need to get off, etc. It works.

We haven’t really taught them to do anything “cute” per se — but I want to now! haha.

Post # 23
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Helper bee

i’m pretty proud of all the tricks my pup knows too 🙂 he can do the basics and the other favorites are bang, bang and he plays dead… shame and he covers his eyes… hello and he rests his read on your lap… kiss is a lick on the face or if he’s lazy he bumps his face, lol.  amazingly enough even though he knows fun tricks, people’s favorite is the high-five!

Post # 24
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Newbee

Let’s see…my girl knows: sit, down, wait, stay, leave it, take it, yes, no, touch (she targets my hand), go get your [insert object here], bedtime, okay (her release word), heel, let’s go, watch me, side (she goes to her heel position and sits), kennel, mark it (useful in retrieving), fetch it up, go potty, drop it, up, off…and those are just the commands that we taught her. She knows a zillion other things, smartie pants that she is. Like, for instance, it’s no good asking me for her dinner before six o’clock but if Fiance comes in at 5:30 he’ll feed her right away, sucker for the puppy eyes that he is.

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Mrs Hedgehog: Not a stupid question, I’m curious about this too! My dog is okay with heeling usually during the second part of her walk, or with constant reminders. But at the beginning of her walks and when she is super excited, she does not do it at all.

Post # 27
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Lots of great tricks on here!  Ours knows most I’ve seen listed (although the “ashamed” paw on the face is a new one, so we’ll have to try that out)!

A couple that I haven’t seen listed:

“STILL” – the perfect command for when you’re at the vet! When I say “Huxley still” he stands perfectly still while the vet examines him.  The vets love it because it makes for a really easy check-up.

“Little Speak” vs “Big Speak” – exactly like it sounds…if we say “BIG speak”, he does a really loud bark.  And if we say “little speak” he makes a teeny tiny wooing sound.  haha

“Relax” – essentially the same as “play dead” or “bang bang” except I pretend like I’m hypnotizing him (“you’re getting sleeeeeepy” while waving my arms around) and he slowly drops to a down position…and then as I say “aaaaaand relax!” and he flops on his side 🙂

 

 

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