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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-21-2012, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
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How do you teach your dog to recognize people?

I've seen a few people on here who can tell their dogs to "Go to so and so" Or "Give this to so and so" And things like that.

How would you train your dog to recognize people by name?
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I just said the name of the person when my dog was getting petted. Now he knows both of my sons and my husband by name. Smart dogs, those GSDs...


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Wow!
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-21-2012, 08:36 PM
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All three of my dogs(1 GSD/2 Non GSD) know my family members by name Every night I tell them to go and give my son a kiss good night and they do

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That's adorable! How did you teach your dogs that, though?
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That's adorable! How did you teach your dogs that, though?
It started as a game, I would tell them to go give Joey a kiss, then my son called them to where he was and ask for a kiss. After repeating this every night they got it....Its really no different then them understanding what bye bye means....sometimes people have to spell it and then the dogs learn how to spell O U T

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We are going to start training on name recognition this week with our obedience class

I don't remember the steps but will try to type them out when I get home

Koda (our Samoyed) knows 'get your girl' means to go find our daughter. But we are going to teach Nita to know us by name since there are only three of us in the house.

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We play alot of "find it" games with our boy because he loves it. He knows myself, husband and two teenage daughters by name. All 3 can hide and the one left with him will pick someone for him to find and he will seek out that person only, we have even hidden on our property and he will find the right person everytime, he's relentless.

We just started to say "find mommy" as soon as he made eye contact, treat, then he was treated for going to that person or heavily petted, good boy! Kind of generic but he caught on quick
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Thanks Courtney!

Thanks everyone!

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So when are you getting your dog?


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