How many words do you think your dog knows/understands?

(38 Posts)
PikachuSayBoo Sat 03-Sep-16 20:45:08

Now I have never trained my dog anything like , sit, stay, etc.

But even with my general slackness she seems to know a lot. Stuff she underdstands;

She knows her own name.
She knows the names of her two doggy friends and which is which
Dad
Outside
Inside
Lead on
Cheese
Biscuits
Downstairs
Bed bed
Walkies
Cat
Pigeon
Down
No
Frisbee

That's all I can think of right now but maybe more.

BibbidiBobbidiBoo1 Sat 03-Sep-16 20:48:55

Her name
Her nickname
No
Sit
Wait
Stay close
Walk on
Down
Head down
Mummy
Daddy
Various other regular people's names
Walkies
Where's piggy.
Leave
Quiet
Up
Bed

Where's piggy is the funniest. It was her first ever toy when we got her as a pup. We used to hide it and then ask 'where's piggy' and she'd find it.
She is now 7, piggy was beyond destroyed many years ago, but still if you say where's piggy she goes off looking!

DramaAlpaca Sat 03-Sep-16 20:51:48

Our long deceased springer used to understand lots of words, but the best one was 'dance'.

If you said 'dance' she'd jump up on her hind legs and put her front paws into yours. It was very cute.

She'd also howl along to my singing grin

Mybeardeddragonjustdied2016 Sat 03-Sep-16 20:52:56

They hang on my every word.
And ignore my dh!!
grin

Themoleisdead Sat 03-Sep-16 20:53:14

Ddog1. - his name, bed, no (and only if he feels like it)
Ddog2 - her name, bed, no, sit, paw, ball, close, come, find it, ok, down, over,

Jaimx86 Sat 03-Sep-16 20:57:08

My Favourite one:PUB
Car
Caravan
Sit
Down
Ups
Bed
'Drinky water'
Dinner
Tina
Her own name
Mine and DP's name
Nanny
Ball
Stay
Snakey (her toy)
Finchy (her down)
Walkies

Jaimx86 Sat 03-Sep-16 20:57:32

^tuna
Not tina

phillipp Sun 04-Sep-16 05:46:58

Dpup is only 20 weeks so not loads she knows

Sit
Walk
Down
Lay down
Kids names
Mine and dh names
Dinner
Her own name
Ball
Stitch (her favourite toy)

Baring in mind she doesn't always reasons when I say these things. Depends on what she is upto at the time.

I am whistle training her and she recalls to the whistle, but we still in the training part so not sure if she would with lots of distractions or over longer distances.

The only one dh has taught her is 'crisps' confused if he says that she goes to the crisp cupboard grin

PikachuSayBoo Sun 04-Sep-16 07:40:12

I live the dog knowing "pub"

My dog runs to the fridge when you say cheese and if you don't get there quick enough for her liking she howls loudly like a wolf.

exLtEveDallas Sun 04-Sep-16 07:51:47

God, loads

Name and all her nicknames
DDs name
Dad
Friend (as in "where's your friend?", a toy)
Ball
Dinner
Need a wee?
Walk
Cat
Rat
Sit/stay/down/wait/up/heel
Over (as in cross over the road)
Paw
Other (as in other paw)
Speak/what do you say?
Good girl
I love you (she rolls onto her back if I say it!)
Nails (runs away from nail clippers)
Bath (runs away...)
Bee (runs away...)
Fly (tries to catch it)
Bed
Cheese
Liver
Treat
Collar
Find/seek
Sad (comes up for a cuddle)
Squirrels/Rabbits

It's probably just tone of voice rather than words, but I do think she's pretty understanding (and I apologise to her all the time in case she really does understand everything that's going on!)

MuttsNutts Sun 04-Sep-16 07:56:20

Off the top of my head...

Sit*
Down*
Up*
Chicken
Biscuit
Chew
Walk
DS's name
Dinner
Breakfast
Drink
Sausage
Her name
Wait*
Car
Heel*
Here*
Garden
Bath (ears back and hides in the bushes grin

*but only if she wants to or knows I mean business due to a misdemeanour hmm

MoonlightMojitos Sun 04-Sep-16 14:59:21

His name (plus he also comes to stinky 😂)
Dindins (yes I baby him!)
Drink
Weewees
Walkies
Toy
Find it (I hide treats around the house and he goes mad finding them)
All gone (he knows he's found them all)
Gentle
Chewie
Sit
Stay
Bark
Quiet
Paw
Down (lie)
Off the bed....
Beep beep (when I want him to move!)
Dance
High 5
Heel
Stop
Go
Nanny
Belly rubs (he rolls over on to his back)
Cuddle (jumps on my lap)
Kisses (licks my nose)

allnewredfairy Sun 04-Sep-16 15:03:38

Toy
Gerroffit!
(Severe lack of training)

CreepingDogFart Sun 04-Sep-16 21:34:52

Mine knows a lot but I talk to him allllll the time and we also have sign language. Dogs are so intelligent and I think far surpass humans.

CreepingDogFart Sun 04-Sep-16 21:35:55

Just realised might need to add that it's me that does the sign language, not him! Although I suppose he does in his own way!

serialtester Sun 04-Sep-16 21:53:34

Can we have a 'how many words does your dog CHOOSE to pretend not to know when the mood takes them' thread. For my dog it would be in the hundreds! He always knows 'cheese' though. Funny that.

serialtester Sun 04-Sep-16 21:58:31

My dog (when he want's to) knows:
Sit
Stay
Paw
Wait
The names of his toys
Socks
The names of his family
Cat
C.A.T
Walk
I'm taking him for a...
Bed
Cheese
Dinner
Treatie
No
Shush
Up
Down
Kiss kiss
In
Out

As I've said, he knows all of those but chooses when to demonstrate the fact. Good job he's cute!

Fanofjapan Sun 04-Sep-16 22:01:49

I've got something for you
What this?
Where's your bubby?
Is that your little bone?
Go and see Dad
Hello Mogs (cat)
Are you Mum's best boy?
There's Nanny and Granddad
Come on, in or out? (Deciding to go in garden or not)
Give us a kiss
Have you got lovely paws?
Are you coming to sit with Mum?
Are you going to have some dinner?
Best boy
Mum's little dumpling

CreepingDogFart Sun 04-Sep-16 22:03:47

Serial mine is the same! "Cheese" truly is the magic word. Or "walkies".

TheCompanyOfCats Sun 04-Sep-16 22:06:46

My dog has accidentally learned a weird phrase and has decided that it means 'fetch'. The phrase (ahem) is:

'Lorenzo! You're back!'

Long story behind this but we realised that he kept responding to it by bringing his favourite stuffed toy to us so we kept it up to reinforce it. Now he responds to possibly the world's weirdest command.

TheCompanyOfCats Sun 04-Sep-16 22:07:07

Also, it's funny as fuck

OdinsLoveChild Sun 04-Sep-16 22:07:11

Mine probably know loads but choose to only recognise 'dinner' and 'walk'. Occasionally they will sit when I ask but I'm not convinced they know this word they just randomly have a guess at tricks I attempted to teach them over the years. blush

Houseconfusion Sun 04-Sep-16 22:13:19

9 versions of her name (dizzy, dizlee, Dazlah, dazu, mamooh, baby, tahzah, Dizz, zoo)
Daddy
Mummy
DS name
Go-for-a (walk)
Fetch
Wassy this? (What's this)
Whoseee (who's there)
Yum yum (treat)
Where is?
Eat
Drink
Peepee
Bed
Upstairs
Meex (milk)
Do you wanna (insert activity like eat, drink, eat a yumyum, gofora etc)?

Houseconfusion Sun 04-Sep-16 22:14:00

Oh also

Up
Sit
Off
Move
Down
Stay
Roll over
High five
Lie down
Leave

Blodplod Sun 04-Sep-16 22:16:33

Mine understands 'no' very well.. She heard it so often as a pup! She's a stubborn breed though and I'm finding signing much more effective than words now she's older - so I can call, yell, do whatever and it makes little difference but I'm finding that if I point to where she's supposed to go it's much more affective.. So to get her in the car I just firmly point to the boot and she generally heads off in the right direction but calling her would ensue a stubborn strop!

Words she understands:

Her name
Chicken
No
Wait
Stay
Sit
Pickle
Pickle poo bear
Daddy
Butchers
Wee wee
Poo
Snuggly wuffly fin
Etc!

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