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 Commands||German Commands||Pronunciation|
|Heel||Fuss||Fooss ( 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?”|
|Sit||Sitz||Sitz ( rhymes with “fits”.)|
|Down||Platz||Platz ( rhymes with “cats”.)|
|Here (or Front or Come)||Heir||hee er (Hang on the “eh” sound slightly longer that usual, rool the r if you can.)|
|Fetch, Bring, Get It||Bring||Brrring (roll the “r”)|
|Search, Seek, Track||Such||Tsuuk, soo. The final “k” sound is almost silent.|
|Out, Drop It, Let Go||Aus||Owss (rhymes with “house”)|
|Jump, Up, Over||Hopp||Hop|
|Go Out||Voraus||for owss ( rhymes with “for house”)|
|Hunt, search the blind||Revier||Reh veer|
|Go On||Voran||For 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.