People still use German commands here to train...not necessarily for Schutzhund, but it was definitely more used due to those training methods. The good thing about using another language is that nobody except those who know German etc can give your dog a command.
Ablegen [ab-leg-hen] - Lie down and lie still!
Achtung [ahh-tuunk] - Look out! Watch! On guard!
Apport [ah-port] - Fetch!
Auf[auwf] - Up! (when the dog is lying)
Aus [aous] - Out! Let go!
Bleibsitzen [blieb-zit-zen] - Stay! Keep sitting!
Bring [brink] - Fetch!
Daun [down] - Down! Drop! (when dog off leash is to be halted at a distance from trainer)
Fass [faas]Attack! - Take it!
Fuss [fuus] - Heel!
Gib laut [gib-laout] - Speak!
Hier [here] - Come!
Gut [guut] - Good!
Gradaus [graud-ous] - Straight ahead! Forward!!
Hoch [houhh] - Up! Over! (command for jumping)
Hopp [hup] - Away! Over! (command for jumping)
Komm [come] - Come!
Kriech [creekh] - Crawl! Creep!
Lass [laass]Let go! - Out!
Leg dich [lig-dikh] - Lie down!
Legen [leeg-en] - Lie down!
Nimm [nim] - Take it!
Pass auf [paas-ouwf] - Watch out! Alert!
Pfui [pfooee] - No! Shame!
Platz [plutz] - Down!
Setzen [zet-zen] - Sit!
Such [zukh] - Seek! Trail!
Such, verloren [zukh fehr-loren] - Seek a lost object!
Vorwärts [forr-vehrts] - Go ahead!
Zur Spur [tsuhr-shpur] - Trail!
Zur Wache [tsuhr-wa-heh]Watch! - On guard!
Last edited by Cleasanta; 01-19-2010 at 01:23 PM.
There are also many connotations in the german language which enabled a trainer to change the word slightly for each indivual dog and partner.
Who knows, but the concept made sense.
Oooh thanks for that list Clea. I may use some of these
drop (lie down)
let go go (drop ball)
bye bye (wave)
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