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Thread: Is the call name "Si" too close to "sit"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty's Labradors View Post
    You can change the tone of both words and he'll be able to distinguish between the 2. I had 2 dogs here with the same name. I just put emphasis in different parts of their name. They understood.
    We named our puppy "Cider" and she has no problems figuring out the difference between her name for a send and "Sit". I may add that to my excuse list though to cover for some other handler error I will likely commit in the future!
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    I trained a dog, named Si, last year and never had a problem with him understanding his name or sit.

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    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.

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    I have a dog named Ketch, obviously close to Fetch. The dogs will understand.
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    Si does not sound like sit

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    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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    Not a problem!!!
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    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
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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..
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    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.
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