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post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-26-2014, 09:01 AM
MichaelE
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I don't know how the use of platz came about. Knowing more than a few words in German, I was a bit confused myself.

Maybe because niederschlagen doesn't exactly roll off the tongue for a dog command. It also has too many syllables.

To the dog, it doesn't matter. She just associates a word with an action. You could say 'chili' and teach her down.

Fu▀ is of course, foot as in Fu▀ball and you want the dog at your foot when you give the command.

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