(Closed) Will this be confusing to him?

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
4693 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Fritz is such a cute name, I love it!  I don’t think that would cause any problems teaching him commands. Smile

Post # 4
16195 posts
Honey Beekeeper

So super cute. The puppy and the name. And no, I don’t think it will be confusing. Just try using slightly different inflections.

Post # 5
10 posts
  • Wedding: August 2010

i think fritz is a cute name. i dont think youll have any problems! he is beyond adorable by the way!!!

Post # 6
1641 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

AWE!! Is it a weimaraner?

I don’t think you have to worry about the name and commands. It’s the tone of voice and the repetition that teaches them to do “commands”, so It hink you are fine.

If he is a weimaraner, I would suggest that you get him around lots of people and other dogs right out of the gate. They tend to be a bit skiddish. Socialization will be your biggest challenge, I think.

Unbelievably cute!!!!!

Post # 7
7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

OMG he is adorable!  I don’t think you would have any issues, love the name Fritz

Post # 7
2703 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010


i dont think you’ll have to much trouble with teaching him commands… they’re smarter than you think!!!

Post # 10
235 posts
Helper bee

My sister called her dog Fritz, I think it’s great!

Post # 11
5147 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Awwww, he’s adorable!

It’s best to avoid names that sound a lot like commands.

But also remember dogs don’t understand English! All they know is that a certain series of sounds means to do something. You don’t have to use “sit” to have him sit, you can use another command like “place” or “perch”, or even something totally different like “cheese”.

Post # 12
552 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

OMGeeee I love him!!!!! And I think Fritz is a fine name!

Post # 13
541 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

He is so adorable!!!    And he shouldn’t be confused by the commands–our lab knows all of hers in three languages. We don’t use her name at all for obedience, though, just the command, and save the name and all the nicknames for when she is getting her scratchies.

Post # 14
948 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - Coyaba Resort, Montego Bay

I’ve heard of what you’re talking about – one syllable names that sound like commands, so I understand the question!  What if you just added a “y” on the end and call him Fritzy?  It is such a cute name for such a CUTE puppy!  Congrats 🙂

Post # 15
2207 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

SOOO CUTE!!!!  You could switch up the commands…instead of sit, say down.  Instaid of lay down, say lay, and for off furniture, say off.  Our dog, Brutus, knows visual commands as well.  If we hold one finger in the air, he sits, a point to the ground means lay down, and a hand in the air means high five.  THey are very smart, im sure he’ll figure it out!

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