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what is most important command for gsd to learn

My guess may be for a dog to come or heal on demand,for safty of dog and people.When does this start with new pups? Is this a particuller difficult thing too train,my guess may learn as gets older??

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for me, stay and leave it are real biggies.

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I am making a video of my 5 month old and 'leave it" Maybe I can get it up after Christmas sometime.

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Oh gosh... "Leave it" by miles! Hands (or paws) down!
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I would have to go with a recall command being most important. The story on the forum of a dog backing out of his collar and getting run over by a car is a good example.

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The recall, an emergency sit/down, and "leave it" are three very important commands, IMO.

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leave what? what is that command?do you mean like leave another dog alone? don't eat something? thanks

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Originally Posted By: ojmleave what? what is that command?do you mean like leave another dog alone? don't eat something? thanks
It can mean anything, but for example in my video I put a steak on the ground and tell my pup "leave it" he doesn't touch the steak and then I treat him for it.

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Originally Posted By: ojmleave what? what is that command?do you mean like leave another dog alone? don't eat something? thanks
That's just it, it can be whatever. "Leave it" means whatever the dog has his attention focused on that we don't want it focused on. Very handy command.

I would agree with Dianna on recall, "leave it" and emergency down being the top 3 for safety reasons. Though all require a great deal of training and thus it will take a while for the dog to be reliable. The more correct and error free the training, the quicker the dog will learn. The emergency down will generally take the longest to train.


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that's the beauty of leave it. it being anything. I could call duchess off of running after squirrels/rabbits by leave it, leave it regarding another dog, leave it regarding a dog treat sitting on her nose, leave it for her food bowl in front of her face for 5 min.

Leave it has a wonderfully large use

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