DO DOGS UNDERSTAND?
When you talk to your dogs, how much of it do they understand? If you give them 1 or 2 word commands, they understand very well. I was just thinking about my three Chihuahuas and what their vocabularies consist of. Here is a list of the words that they know:
- “Down” – That one is easy. Get off the couch, the bed, or my lap;
- “Up” – I invite each dog up on the couch separately. I have to do this or they will all fly up on the couch, run all over me, and I will have three tongues licking me all over my face until I can’t see or breathe;
- “Go” – That means get out of the kitchen. They go, but they turn around and come right back;
- “Do you want a cookie?” – This starts a barking frenzy as they run into the kitchen;
- “No” – This means stop whatever you are doing immediately, whether it’s chewing, eating from someones bowl, stealing clothing, pooping or peeing;
- “Speak” – Means, if you want a treat, you better bark;
- “Roll Over” – This means lay down and roll all the way over to the other side or you don’t get a cookie. Sissy is the only dog that I can get to roll over (Jonesy is too neurotic and Tinky is not that “s” “m” “a” “r” “t”.
- “Let me see that tummy” – This means roll over on your back and you will get your tummy rubbed. Again, Sissy is the only one that I can get to roll over on her back. She also has the best tummy to rub ‘cuz it is like a football.
- “Wanna go bye bye?” – This means we are going to the vet’s.
- “Wanna go outside?” – This means everybody meets at the back door and wait for it to open so we can romp in the grass and eat rabbit raisins!
What commands do your dogs know?
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