This is a list of commands that I’ve taught Difa, my German Shepherd. She was born on 7th July, and I started teaching her tricks and other useful commands almost as soon as we brought her home. She learns very quickly, and gets really excited about it as well.
Some of these commands weren’t taught intentionally, like ‘mind out’ for example. We talk to her a lot though, and she’s picked up on what we want when we say quite a lot of things. Most of the time it’s more down to our tone of voice and body language than what we say; we could say complete jibberish, but say it in the right way and she’ll still respond. Some of these ‘accidental’ commands started that way, but have reached the point where she recognises the words as well. Continue reading “Commands I’ve Taught My Dog”