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Chevron383 Mon 18-Jan-21 19:13:56

Off the back of the talking dogs thread I thought it might be quite interesting to see how much our dogs know.

17 month old terrier/cocker Cross

-his name
-sit
-down
-wait
-off
-go pee
-onto your chair
-excuse me (and he moves out of the way of the door/gate)
-ds name
-dh name
-go find
-whats this? (On a walk and he comes for a treat)
-leave it
-drop
-walk

So 15 in total. I'm hoping he'll pick up more as he gets older.

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candlemasbells Mon 18-Jan-21 19:18:25

His name
Dinner
Dog
Dogs food
Biscuit
Names of other animals and people on house
Bed
BAck
Inside
Outside
Up
Down
Off
On
Dead
Sit
Lie down
Come/here
No
Out
Through
Wait
Cat
Kitchen
Feet
8 lab very clever

billybagpuss Mon 18-Jan-21 19:27:35

Her name
Sit
Down
Left
Right
Back
Middle
Tummy
Bed
Daddy
Up
Off
In
Goal (basketball)
Show me (numbers to 5 on fingers)
Spin
Twist
Dinner
Wee
No (although chosen to ignore)
Come (she’s crap at this one when outside)
Go find
Tunnel
Bang (play dead)
Ball
Roni (coronavirus shaped ball)
Hoop
What’s this
Leave it (again chooses to ignore)
Wait
Ok release cue

billybagpuss Mon 18-Jan-21 19:27:59

Oh sorry collie x retriever age 3

cherryberrylicious Mon 18-Jan-21 19:31:00

My 8 week old cocker spaniel
Knows her name
Sit
Come
She's doing so well.

BiteyShark Mon 18-Jan-21 19:36:09

4 year old WCS

Name
Sit
Down
Spin
Touch
Paw
Stay
Weave
Side
Find it
Leave it
Take it
Get your ball
Carrot
Dentastix
Biscuit
Cheese
Where's daddy
Hand signals e.g. hunt left/right
There there there (ball is close by)
Command for peeing
Squirrel

HappyThursdays Mon 18-Jan-21 19:38:29

Nearly 6 month old cocker smile

His name
Dp's name
My name
Ball
Sit
Stay
Wait
Go eat (as his release command for meals)
Leave it
Off
Come
Down
Go wee wee
Find it
Bring it
Give
Walk
Nice walking! (which is reserved for not bolting like a lunatic on the lead and means treat!)
Good dog! (Which he thinks means treat grin)

raspberrysundaes Mon 18-Jan-21 19:40:01

3yo beagle.

His name
Sit
Stand
Wait
Lie down
Spin
Weave through legs (both directions)
Knee (taps paw on my knee)
Dinner
Toilet
Leave it
Paw
High Five
Roll over
Find it
Ball
Stick
The names of all our cats
Mum
Dad
Grandma
Granddad
Back (as in, move back from that now)
Drop
Through (go through the gate/gap/tunnel)
Under (the gate, for example)
Over (again, the gate or a wall)
"Okay" as a release from a sit, for example.
"Go to your bed"
Naptime
Bed

BiteyShark Mon 18-Jan-21 19:40:29

Forgot

Ok as a release
Off
Up (onto bed/sofa)
Where is it (locate ball somewhere in the house, usually accidentally pushed under the sofa)

raspberrysundaes Mon 18-Jan-21 19:42:14

Oh yes - he knows "off" or "down" too.

cherrypie790 Mon 18-Jan-21 19:42:16

I've got a working cocker aged 7 - he seems to understand everything you tell him. He knows all of his toys by name (like Mr Badger, Mr Sprout, squeaky hopper) and will bring the right one. He knows all the usuals - especially wait - and "which way?" when out on a walk to focus him. His favourite word of all time though is pheasant grin

His sister is 2, a sprocker and knows her own name. We've given up trying to teach her anything else grin

MellowMelly Mon 18-Jan-21 19:44:49

8 year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Sit
Paw
Twist
Stay
Lie down
Get down
Come here
Go find/where is ‘name of my daughter’ (hide and seek)
Is it time for...Dinner/breakfast
Get your bowl (she brings her food bowl to me when finished)
Leave it
Wee wee
Get it (a toy)
Drop it
Squirrel
Cat
Are you cold (I have to give her a blanket)

raspberrysundaes Mon 18-Jan-21 19:47:46

I forgot another one - his favourite words of all time are "chimken" and sausage!

BiteyShark Mon 18-Jan-21 19:51:56

What about general sounds and looks?

Mine knows the sound of cheese being taken out of the fridge even several rooms away.

DHs car before it turns into the top of the road.

Tupperware being opened for his treats compared to those containing other foods.

The Tesco van as he runs behind a specific baby gate as he knows he needs to be shut away.

averythinline Mon 18-Jan-21 19:55:14

4 month springer....sit ...(sometimes) name (sometimes ) down (not often)...

Puppy training is reminder of very competitive parenting...
There was a post about their Puppy understanding things in 3 languages! .

TooTrueToBeGood Mon 18-Jan-21 19:55:36

Sit
Stay
Lie down
Paw
Roll over
Walk
Beach
Park
Ball
Duck
Toy
Leave
Bed
Night-night
Bedtime
Cuddles
Dinner
Breakfast
Treat
Water
Swim
Bath
Up
Down
Gentle
Several people's names.

4 year old lab. He's also a stubborn git. He has a fairly extensive vocabulary but he is extremely good at not hearing or not understanding when it suits him.

ItsJustARide Mon 18-Jan-21 19:58:49

Ive an 8 year old Shorkie (Shih Tzu Yorkie) who knows so many words and phrases its crazy, we have to spell everything out all the time.

He knows and responds appropriately to;
Go get your brush
Go get in the car
Go have a wee
All family names including grandparents
Lets go peg the washing out (runs to back door)
Wheres “family member”
Lets go see “family member”
Do you want to go see your friends? (Doggy daycare, runs to front door)
It’s bedtime (goes off to bed)
Get down
No kisses (stops licking)
Get a drink of water (works inside and on walks from streams)
Let me put your jumper on (runs and hides even if I don’t have it in hand)
Its shower time (runs and hides)
Are you hungry, do you want din dins (he lies down if he is)
Go in “family members” bedroom
Find a stick

He gets the right toy when asked- frisbee, football, monkey, duck, elephant, butt plug (kong), pheasant, tiny ball, squeaker, lambie.

Plus the words-
Sit
Speak
Lie down
Paw
Other paw
Walk
Sausages (we have to call these meat sticks to each other)
Chew
Wait
Quiet

There’s probably more these are just off the top of my head. But I do talk to him a lot and always have done.

TooTrueToBeGood Mon 18-Jan-21 20:00:10

Mine can also tell what trousers I'm putting on from 3 rooms away. If I go into my bedroom and put on my jeans or joggers not so much as a murmur but if I put on my walking trousers he's straight through and glued to my side until we go out the door.

LochJessMonster Mon 18-Jan-21 20:02:32

TooTrueToBeGood

Mine can also tell what trousers I'm putting on from 3 rooms away. If I go into my bedroom and put on my jeans or joggers not so much as a murmur but if I put on my walking trousers he's straight through and glued to my side until we go out the door.

Same! I try and do it really slowly and quietly to trick him but he always knows!

Chevron383 Mon 18-Jan-21 20:04:03

Wow you've all got very clever dogs!

I thought ours wasn't very bright but a lot of these words have clicked in the last month.

Have you found you've needed to specifically train them or they've just picked them up naturally?

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BiteyShark Mon 18-Jan-21 20:07:47

Chevron383

Wow you've all got very clever dogs!

I thought ours wasn't very bright but a lot of these words have clicked in the last month.

Have you found you've needed to specifically train them or they've just picked them up naturally?


Those that are specific commands had to be trained.

Others he simply picked up e.g. names of foods like 'DH is it time for his dentastix' grin

afaloren Mon 18-Jan-21 20:08:13

My lab is 5

He knows

His name
Teatime
Breakfast
Treat
Cheese
Walk
Park
Granny
Where’s Daddy?
Where’s Mummy?
Leave it
Sit
Down
Away
End of the bed
Up
Okay (when waiting for a treat)
Dance
Tug
Drop it

Various recall commands

afaloren Mon 18-Jan-21 20:08:57

Oh he also knows ‘hurry up’ (pee) and ‘in your crate.’

Monkeytapper Mon 18-Jan-21 20:12:30

Sit
Lie down
High five
Out (to let go of a ball)
Hey!...to get their attention in park
Back... when they are pulling
Come
Bed time
Sausage
Where’s DH, DD, DS
Aged 3 and 1

EmmaGrundyForPM Mon 18-Jan-21 20:12:52

Oh God, feeling a total failure here.

This thread reminds me of when ds was small and every other baby hit their milestones before him.

Ddog is 7 months old. He knows:

Sit
Paw
Stand
Lie
Stay
Fetch
Drop
Water
Find ds/dh
Babbity (soft toy)
Wee wee
Come (but often ignores it....)

And thats it.
I've got a thick dog don't I? grin

I don't care, we love him anyway

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