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Attention word

U need some input from those of you that actively trial in Obedience. I have been out fo the sport for a few years and need some advice.l In the past, I always used the word "Ready" to answer the judges question of "Are you ready?", but I understand that it has fallen out of favor.

So, what is in favor? What do you use for an attention word?


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I use "look". A lot of people use "watch" but I don't care for that one simply because I use German commands for most things and "watch" and "platz" sound too similar (and on more than one occasion I've seen dogs confuse the two if watch was the focus command).

At the local AKC facility I train at, and at local matches and trials, "ready" seems to be the word most everyone uses. Though it seems some also use it as a yes marker as well. Apparently if it's fallen out of favor it hasn't in this area yet.


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I use "look". A lot of people use "watch" but I don't care for that one simply because I use German commands for most things and "watch" and "platz" sound too similar (and on more than one occasion I've seen dogs confuse the two if watch was the focus command).

At the local AKC facility I train at, and at local matches and trials, "ready" seems to be the word most everyone uses. Though it seems some also use it as a yes marker as well. Apparently if it's fallen out of favor it hasn't in this area yet.
What about "wache"? I use watch but want to find a german equivalent. Achtung is too long I think

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Ah yes, I use look also, but use it for looking at something else or look in my direction. When I say look, she looks at my hands... for a treat, or an object, or for me to point at something else for her to look at. So if I want her eyes on my eyes I use watch. A lot of people in my class use "watch me" but I like shorter commands, and I think in AKC you can only use one word commands if I am not mistaken.

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In AKC I have titled dogs using "lie down" for my drop on recall command, so you can use more than one word, but it should be fairly short. And you can say anything to your dog before you answer the judge's question of "Are you Ready?". I don't want to answer the question with "Yes" because I use that word as a marker for a correct behaivior. I don't want him breaking position just before we start.
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What is wrong is "ready?" Judge says, "Are you ready?" I say "ready" Zack looks up and I give the command. Seems good to me...?

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