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What word can I use

Discussion in 'Dog Training and Behaviour' started by PoisonGirl, Jul 6, 2009.


  1. PoisonGirl

    PoisonGirl Banned

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    Instead of 'Bow' I am trying to teach Dixie to bow down, she is really good at it using a clicker and clicking as soon as she goes down on her front legs for the treat but 'Bow' sounds like down so what can I use instead?

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  2. Nicky09

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    I know someone taught their dog grovel for bow. Our dogs were trained with the hand signals rather than words.
     
  3. rona

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    It's so much more impressive that way :D
     
  4. archielee

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    how about drop (or maybe not)
     
  5. PoisonGirl

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    Drop she used for dropping a toy.

    I need a word that doesn't sound silly too. Lol. She knows so many words it might be hard to find one!

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    The hand signals? I just found they caught on a lot quicker and it helps when you're at a distance.
     
  7. rona

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    Gundogs are quite often trained with hand signals
     
  8. archielee

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    how about pray
     
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    Yeah my sisters springer had to learn them when she put him into gundog training especially for the directed retrieves etc its just much easier to tell them which driection.
     
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    Dogs often find phrases easier than single words - the rhythm and pattern of the words can be more identifiable.

    How about "Take a bow"? Should be easily distinguishable from the "Down" command.
     
  11. PoisonGirl

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    Thanks, pray and take a bow are quite good, might try one of those.

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