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Old 07-05-2014, 09:30 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 07-05-2014, 09:31 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Because there are working words and regular house manner words. Platz means perfect position. Down means lay down however you want. Foos means focused heeling with perfect head and body position. Heel means loose leash walking. You don't want to use the same words or else dog can be confused or positions become sloppy

Also all the other pet dogs are impressed with mine because he knows two languages. He gets all the cute golden retriever chicks.
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LOL Simba. You could breed hybrids.
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Because there are working words and regular house manner words. Platz means perfect position. Down means lay down however you want. Foos means focused heeling with perfect head and body position. Heel means loose leash walking. You don't want to use the same words or else dog can be confused or positions become sloppy

Also all the other pet dogs are impressed with mine because he knows two languages. He gets all the cute golden retriever chicks.
I know there has to be diff commands for working and every day versions but figured people just use diff words.

Lol @ the bilingual dog scoring chicks
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Good you don't have anything against a hot GRT babe.
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Old 07-05-2014, 09:51 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Sport commands are used in a different language to keep them "pure". Regular house and pet obedience is done in english for me but the sport commands are in french.

If i am being informal and tell my dog to lay down if i have to repeat it i dont really care. He can go down and roll on his back or flop a hip and i dont care. If i use a sport command it isnt repeated and if its refused there will be a consequence. The criteria for them is different in that they have to be gymnastically correct.

Sport commands are holy. You hear it you do it and its non negotiable. House commands are enforced but for me tend to be more lax. Around the house im not super strict. We have certain rituals but for the most part its relaxed. If outside and hes off leash and i need control fast in an unexpected situation my mondioring commands can bring him into control very quickly but usually we keep things loose.
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Because there are working words and regular house manner words. Platz means perfect position. Down means lay down however you want. Foos means focused heeling with perfect head and body position. Heel means loose leash walking. You don't want to use the same words or else dog can be confused or positions become sloppy

Also all the other pet dogs are impressed with mine because he knows two languages. He gets all the cute golden retriever chicks.
Exactly this. I like having casual commands and working commands separate as well because then working commands aren't going to be poisoned in any way.

My roommate often walks or plays with Kaiju, and he uses the English commands for the every day. Kaiju will follow them, but there's just not really the snap or urgency of a working command. Plus, as much as I like my roommate, bless his heart, I couldn't see him ever training a dog. He just has terrible timing and gets distracted so easily. If I didn't know better, I'd almost think Kaiju listened to him more to humor him than anything else.

But that's the main difference. Kaiju hears down, he settles into an easy down. He hears "platz", he hits the deck and is primed for whatever's next.
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Same reason as others say. I was already using Heel for a regular loose leash heeling, so started using Foos for the eye-contact competition heel.

I was using Down for the down command, but find that Platz comes our easier, and sounds clear and sharp, so I used that for formal obedience.

I use other commands in German because that is what I was taught at my SchH club, and I'm too lazy to think up an English equivalent.

I've started using some French commands for some of the Rally-O exercises to keep them separate from the commands we already know for SchH.
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OK, so now I understand this concept and will do pet stuff with English and competition stuff with German.. That is if we decide to ever compete.
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I understand the need to differentiate between formal heel and street heel or any formal and every day command. I guess I was wondering why not use two diff words in the same language. For example, down and lay, heel and with me, etc

Forgive my 'showing off' comment. That was mean. But I'm still wondering))))))

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