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How many words/commands does your dog(s) know?

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Phoolf, Oct 31, 2012.


  1. Phoolf

    Phoolf PetForums VIP

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    Just for fun and because I want to count up, so far Kes knows:

    sit, stay, wait, lie down, here, come here, with me, paw, other paw, thank you (command to stop her barking), move, down, out, up (stand), circle (spin), go play (meaning its okay to go investigate), this way (change direction so you stay with me), bed, toy, ball, find it, good girl.

    That's 22 I can think of. She probably knows OIGETOUTOFTHEREAWAYFROMTHEROASTCHICKEN too but I think that's more tone of voice ;):D

    Edit: Forgot 'weewees' and basket so 24
    And drop it, leave it, take it, look at me 28
     
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  2. dexter12

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    wow that is a lot!

    dexter knows :

    stay, lay, down, paw,other paw, bed, weewees, wait, thats basically it at the moment lol 8 dosent look impresive after your 20 odd lol
     
  3. myshkin

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    Umm....
    sit, wait, down, stand, heel, back, leave, drop, in (onto the verge), way (as in "this way"), high five, ten, wiggle, bang and kapow ("dying" to the left or right), rollover, slipper, fetch the hay, take it back, fetch the post, take it (as in a treat), go to OH, go to myshkin, stay, bed, mat, watch, frisbee, spin, come here, off you go....can't think of anymore, so 31.
    We're not teaching him enough, that's pretty lame for a BC :D

    ETA: completely forgot no (stop what you're doing!) and quiet...33 it is then.
     
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  4. Sarah+Hammies

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    Kes puts my 2 to shame!! :laugh:

    Dibley knows 'sit', 'wait', 'come', 'up' (stand up on back legs), 'go lay down' (means go to bed), 'leave it'. = 6

    Alice knows 'sit' and 'come' so far :) = 2

    So my 2 know a very poor 8 between them at the moment :eek:
     
  5. Phoolf

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    Never really thought about it before tbh, only came to mind because someone said 'dogs don't know English' (obviously) so I wondered how big a vocabulary Kes actually has. :)
     
  6. Phoolf

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    Aye, you're slacking, I expect border collies to at least know 'get the kettle on pet' and 'fetch my slippers'. ;)
     
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    Dougie is very clever, he does sentences rather than one word commands eg shift your ass, thats a stupid place to lie, Douglas what are you doing etc :)
     
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    Funny I just found the home work sheet from last weeks training class - luckily there was no home work just a list of words we should have learnt through the course :eek:.
    We know (almost) absolutely - Wait, sit, lie down, off, stay, mine (as in mine not hers, to give up a toy) up (stand or jump up), bedtime, ah ah! oh and we definitely know good girl/boy? :D.
    We do know but are selective about - come, back, heel, steady, this way, Ginger :rolleyes:, leave it, watch me, over, through, in, out.

    So 11/22 depending how we are feeling, not bad actually :D

    mmm can't think of any more, they did tell us the average was 300 words but there is one dog who knows over a 1000

    ETA Myshkin reminded me she is meant to understand quiet - I say it enough but obviously haven't got through yet!!!!
     
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  9. AmberNero

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    wow! Clever bunny! that's a lot to know!

    I still think that super-intelligent Collie is amazing- skip to 5.11 for brainydog!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUCdWyLNNXU

    Nibs knows- sit, down, paw, beg, bed, wait, no, come, up, cross (for crossing the road) go wee wee and leave it.

    Ambam knows those and also speak, speak softly, paws on shoulders and kisses.

    Pixpox knows the same as Nibs' and also beg, spin left, spin right, and she's learning roll over, hide, zombie-crawl and high-ten.
     
  10. myshkin

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    I am very disappointed that he hasn't learnt to open a bottle of red wine and pour me a glass yet. May ask for my money back. :laugh:
     
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    Down, sit, stand, here, come, heel, close, hold, drop, leave, seek, find, search, over, under, away, wait, stay, left, right, in, out
     
  12. AmberNero

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    wow! Clever bunny! that's a lot to know!

    I still think that super-intelligent Collie is amazing- skip to 5.11 for brainydog!
    BBC Super Smart Animals Part 2/2 (1/2 BLOCKED BY THE BBC) - YouTube

    Nibs knows- sit, down, paw, beg, bed, wait, no, come, up, cross (for crossing the road) go wee wee and leave it.

    Ambam knows those and also speak, speak softly, paws on shoulders and kisses.

    Pixpox knows the same as Nibs' and also beg, spin left, spin right, and she's learning roll over, hide, zombie-crawl and high-ten.
     
  13. Vicki

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    My dog doesn't know that many commands, since I haven't taught her that many tricks yet (my Aussie knew more than 30 tricks, so including the everyday commands and competition commands she knew about 50-60 words/commands). But here's a list of the commands she knows.

    Good
    Okey (her release command)
    Sit
    Down (means an 'active' down, for competition)
    Lie down (just means to lie down in whatever fashion she likes)
    Stand
    Heel (heeling command for competition)
    Walk here (everyday command to walk beside me)
    Come (recall command for competition)
    Here (recall command in every day life)
    Come here (if I want her to get closer to me, for example to cuddle)
    Look at me
    Fetch
    Get it
    Leave it
    Jump
    Back
    Up
    Forward
    Stop
    Left/Right (to know which way to turn while cycling with her)
    Slow down
    Be still (when she balances a treat on her nose)
    Hold (when she holds a treat in her mouth waiting to hear 'okey')
    Dead (the command to play dead)
    Paw
    Weave

    I haven't taught her "no" or any similar command, but she also knows "hrm", "ah ah" or "OI" :)
     
  14. myshkin

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    And Shorty, let's see: leave, take it, bed, sit and "oh god Shorty no!" which is multi purpose but usually used for "leave the cat alone". :D
    So 5 for Shorty (there are a couple of others, but I don't think it counts if he only does it when he feels like it!).
     
  15. Phoolf

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    300? Blimey! I've got a lot of work to do. :D When I do more advanced obedience and start agility I might get her up to around 50 I think but that might be enough.
     
  16. NaturalCanines

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    Ok let's see if I can remember them all;

    Sit, Down, Drop on command, Hold, Wait, Heel, Finish, Close, Give, Leave it, Toilet (or wee wees), Away, Loose, Up, Beg, Stand, Watch me, Say hi, Bed, Enough, Good girl, Ok, This way, Nicely, Ah ah, Over, Through, On, Off, Weave, Come.

    Can't think of anymore except "GET IT" which we used recently when we had a mouse in the house.
     
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    Jackson knows - on a good day- sit, down, wait (wait for another command/ wait in one place till called) stay ( stay until I return to him),paw, high five, touch ( my hand or finger), say Hi, ( go to touch OH's hand and return to me, and vice versa), leave it, take it, come (work in progress), settle( from down lie on side), walkies, hurry up ( wee). That's 14 in 4 months - I hadn't realised. Oh and mat, off, lessgo ( quick change of direction) and look (at me) as opposed to watch ( some scary thing like a leaf)
    He knows a whistle means treats, the back door locking means go into crate, making two cups of tea means go upstairs ( morning tea) so several wasted journeys upstairs during the day for him!! Front door bell runs into front room to look out and the excellent by product - I can shut the door on him.
     
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  18. GingerRogers

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    Ooh, I don't think I meant average, I meant that is what is attainable with most clever dogs if you try hard enough I don't think its average at all, some dogs don't know anything bar their name round here :p
     
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    I love the way Gruff recognises the sound of the pc shutting down and waits at the door for his walk :)
     
  20. dandogman

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    Sit - can do with voice command and whistle so counts as 2
    Lie down - can do with voice command and whistle so x 2
    Come - can do with voice comman and whistle x 2

    Off, Up, Heel, Fetch, Go play, Wee wees, Over, Paw, Bed, Out and she used to do roll over, but have not practised that for ages so not sure if she can still do that!
     
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