No longer live in Iowa but I have a new Bay Dog!!
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I trained a dog, named Si, last year and never had a problem with him understanding his name or sit.
My best friend owns a dog names Silas (littermate to my dog). His call name is Si... Never had a problem. "Si" and "Sit" actually don't even sound the same IMO.
I have a dog named Ketch, obviously close to Fetch. The dogs will understand.
An armed man is a citizen
An unarmed man is a subject
Only if you are from the south where sit is a two syllable word (see it). I am training Shadow, Sam and Shae.
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HRCH Patton's Parker Co. Shadow "Shadow"
HRCH Clineline Hijacker "Jack"
HRCH Marks a Lot Midnight Hudson, SH "Hudson"-retired
Castile Creek's Rawhide, SH "Rowdy"
Not a problem!!!
HRCH Cas-Hi Through the Dust MH - "Deacon"
Boomer's Webb Footed Contessa - "Tessa"
I took a pup from my parents that they had named "Bo" and was afraid it was too close to "No" and would get confusing for him. I changed it to "Bodee" but send him on "Dee" as to avoid confusion with the "B" in back. Haven't had any problems.
On a different note, I owned and trained a "Star" and had no problems with "Sit". She never became confused. It might depend on the dog, too
Last edited by Jamee Strange; 06-04-2014 at 10:19 PM.
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HR Dr. J's RxRated High Caliber JH "Kali"
White Oak's Change of Plans "Bodee"
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All dogs are different have a training partner that has a dog named "sadie" very talented and smart, but continues to have a problem between her name and sit, and no they don't sound even close to the same, after watching her struggle for 3 years with him and her pro I would avoid the "S" in future dogs...
And the ones that are a little over the top and wired to a hair trigger are the ones that will more than likely have a problem..
Last edited by Todd Caswell; 06-04-2014 at 10:29 PM.
I'm pretty sure you could train a dog to come when called, sit, release on a mark, drive to a back pile, and jump in the truck; all using the same "word" as a command for each action.
I still wouldn't ever name a dog Si.
Have some dignity for Christ's sake!
Considering the fact that God limited the intelligence of man, it seems unfair that he did not also limit his stupidity". -Unknown