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    I wanted to know if there was a standard for basic commans? For instance:
    I use "Here" instead of "Come"
    Or "give instead of "drop" or "leave it"
    Heel
    Kennel
    Sit
    Stay....
    Maybe it doesn't matter as long as I keep it consistent and simple.

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    I use "give" when I want my dog to let go of something, such as drop the bird into my hand. I regret it because I also use "good" and I think it would be more black and white to the dog if I didn't have such an important command sound so much like praise.

    Sadly I have tried to teach a new word for "give" but I cannot break myself of the habit and continue to say "give."
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    I use "here". "sit". "stay", "down" and "release" to let go of the bird, and "dead bird" and "mark" for my dogs. I don't know why I use release or where it came from?
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    Here are a few more terms that mighr come in handy http://www.retrievertraining.net/got.htm


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    So far I use Come, sit, heel, down (lay down), off, kennel, mark, drop (for releasing), leave it (for when I can tell he wants to pick something up), dead bird, load up, "up up" for jumping up onto the couch or bed, Hup Hup (for fun bumpers), he will also come and sit on a whistle, and also sit and lay down with a hand signal... he is 6 months old, once you look at it, that is a big vocabulary for something only 6 moths old.

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    I have commands for field and different commands for competitive obedience. In field training I use - here - sit - heel - side (2 sided dog) - place - dead bird - mark - out ("drop" is a down from a stand position in obedience) - leave it (decided "no bird" was to close to "dead bird") - honor - hup (means to jump). My dog probably knows more than 50 different commands. It doesn't matter what you use, just be consistent. However, if another individual might possibly train/run your dog for you, you should consider teaching the more common commands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willidru View Post
    I wanted to know if there was a standard for basic commans? For instance:
    I use "Here" instead of "Come"
    Or "give instead of "drop" or "leave it"
    Heel
    Kennel
    Sit
    Stay....
    Maybe it doesn't matter as long as I keep it consistent and simple.
    It don't matter as long as your dog understands you. Your right, keep it simple and one word commands.\
    Don

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    I use sit, here, leave it, dead, kennel and get in there ( for pheasant hunting when the dog is on the outside of the cover and I want her in the thick stuff.)

    I also have hand signals and soft sounding commands. My dogs will come to heel if I give a soft whistle through my teeth and drop my left hand with my palm facing them. They will stop and sit if I give the low whistle and show them my right palm at shoulder height with a pushing motion. As we have had several ancient goldens in the the home these commands have been very useful when the dog cannot hear well. I wanted these for jumping creeks and ponds.

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    Don't forget HERE for a Pull. And HEAL for a push. With stepping into and shuffling away.
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    What about "Dammit!" and "arrrrrrrghh" and the ever popular " hmmmph" (with accompanying hand signals..hands on hips or crossed at chest)? I've seen those used quite frequently.

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