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Old 03-18-2010, 01:51 PM
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... Choose 5 things to train your dog to do and nothing more (doesn't include housetraining).

What would your most important top 5 things be and why?

Mine would be:

Stay - To lessen the likely-hood of bolting from doors.
Stop - In case they got out or away from me i want them to be able to stop when i say so.
Come - To come back to me when i call if they ever got loose.
Down - This is the safety position for izzie that i'm partial to, not sure why.
Drop It - In case they pick up something they shouldn't have.
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Old 03-18-2010, 01:53 PM
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- Come: lol its kinda necessary
- Stay: For pictures
- Heel: its useful at airports when we are walking close
- Drop it: for when he tries to eat something
- SHH!: for when he barks
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Old 03-18-2010, 04:19 PM
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Come: it will save the dogs life in an emergency
Heel: I like my arms in socket
Stay: its nice to keep him in one place
Settle: becuase he needs to go lay down and leave me alone for a while
Stop 'em: because what good is a protection dog that will not bite on command?
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Old 03-18-2010, 04:52 PM
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#1 How to learn more than 5 cues
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Old 03-19-2010, 02:13 AM
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Recall
Leave it
Down
Wait (not stay)
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Old 03-19-2010, 03:17 AM
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#1 How to learn more than 5 cues


Quiet!
I said Quiet!
Quiet! NOW!
STFU!!
Do not make me come in there!

Do you really need the why?
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Old 03-19-2010, 07:54 AM
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Stay
Leave it
Heel
Down (lie down)
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Mow the lawn
Do laundry
Wash dishes
Do my job for me
And cook

Well, you said 5 things . . . you didn't specify that they had to be things my dog could actually learn.

Oh, and I think the reason why is obvious. My dog would be mentally and physically worn out every day and I would be living the life of Riley.
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Old 03-19-2010, 08:12 AM
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Quiet
Leave it
Off

Oh, and what Theresa said too. lol
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Give Me That (variant of leave it ... the little one is faster than me at grabbing)
With Me (casual Heel - just be with me)
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