What are the basic commands used in training?


Basic training is usually done utilizing German commands. Click the link to see translation and pronunciation for common training words for Kraftwerk’s German Shepherd.

English CommandsGerman CommandsPronunciation
HeelFussFooss ( long o sound as in Moose)  Frequently gets conjugated as if it were as english verb, as in “Did you see him fussing with his dog?”
SitSitzSitz ( rhymes with “fits”.)
DownPlatzPlatz ( rhymes with “cats”.)
Here (or Front or Come)Heirhee er (Hang on the “eh” sound slightly longer that usual, rool the r if you can.)
Fetch, Bring, Get ItBringBrrring (roll the “r”)
Search, Seek, TrackSuchTsuuk, soo.  The final “k” sound is almost silent.
Out, Drop It, Let GoAusOwss (rhymes with “house”)
Jump, Up, OverHoppHop
Go OutVorausfor owss ( rhymes with “for house”)
Hunt, search the blindRevierReh veer
Go OnVoranFor awn.  Some people use “voran” as the command to the dog to run to the blind and search it for the helper, others use “revier”.

For more commands, visit Dr. P’s Dog Training.