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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 09:18 PM
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Duke knows English and some German.

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post #13 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 09:37 PM
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Shenzi is german/english
Zira is french/english

If I want one dog to do something or both this makes life lots easier.

Did I mention? The universal language for 'mommy is angry' is AAAHHH PPPHHOOOEEYYYY!!! Hahaha

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post #14 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 09:49 PM
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english, hand signals, our personal mumbo-jumbo. the owner
of the local 7-11 (not sure of his nationality) came outside
one day to pet my dog. my dog was standing. he said something
in his language and my dog sat. we started laughing. he told me
he told my dog to sit (in his language) and my dog sat.
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I thinks one of my friends occasionally talks to her in Flemish but all that gets is some serious head tilts .
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post #16 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 10:57 PM
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Well, since dogs don't speak I don't think they "know" a language they just follow the instruction. The word is a sound that means an action. You could do 20 different commands, 1 in each of 20 different languages and then your dog would "know" 20 languages.
Now my dogs know a few commands in multiple languages, like they all know platz and down (since we train professionally and some of our clients don't particularly want to use german we teach our dogs some of the basics in both languages for demo purposes).
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Gem knows English, Hand Signals and my own gibberish that some how worked its way into our training routines.

Hand signals work great for my neighbor who likes to give treats over the fence. For some reason Gem doesn't sit when the neighbor asks her to sit (i think because she has such a soft voice) but when she signals sit, Gem will sit.
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Rogue knows sit, spin, turn, leave it, touch, and off in English.

& sit & down in French.

Working on more in both languages.

For French ring commands they will be in French. Every day stuff in English.

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