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    Default What Are the English Commands?

    I adopted a moodle from a shelter a couple of days ago, and she's soo well behaved.. My problem is that English isn't my first language, so I don't know the common words used when talking to a dog...

    For example, when I open the front door, she sits there looking at it, then looks up at me as if she is expecting permission to go out, and I have no idea what she is waiting for me to say. So what would one say?

    And when putting food down, what do you say to indicate she can eat?

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    I use sit, wait, off you go, walkon, no, ahch (not sure if its a word but it works) comeon and eat it.

    I'd ask the shelter which words they have been using with him, but if you're starting from scratch i can't see it would make any difference so long as anyone who handles the dog knows what words to use for each task.

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    alot of people use the word "release" or "ok" try that.
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    we also use...wait....look for our focus training

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    My dog understand 3 languages, greek, english and farsi.
    My inlaws dog understand english and farsi.

    Use whatever language your comfortable with. Its not the words that matter but how your saying it.

    if it was the actual lnaguage that mattered then shouldn't we be woofing at them?

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    I think it doesn't matter what words you use as long as you're consistent - always use the same word for the same thing.

    So for the front door, some people train their dog to always go last. So she may be waiting for you to go out first before she does.

    As for eating - there is no special word for that which everybody uses. Not like "sit" or "stand" or "stay" (obedience competition training). So you can use whatever word you like so long as you always use the same one. Dogs in our family have had "hook in", "paid for", "on special", "ah-men" etc.

    For release words - it also varies a lot. I use "Go", as in "Go Frosty". But some people use "free", "release", "break", "ok" etc. Some people with more than one dog have a different release word for each dog. So when they say "break" only one dog is released.

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    I am with the others in that it does not matter what language and words. What matters is consistency in using the same one for the same situation, whether an actual word or a noise. Mine know AH as a no.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    Excellent, thanks

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    what ever you want

    i know a dog who was taught in fruits - banana meant sit, orange meant come... they did it to prove you didnt have to use real words, so you can use whatever you want

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    I use 'go on'.
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