There are a few reasons why you nay want to give out commands in german to your dog
You may have a german breed of dog (listed below), you may want to learn German and think it would be useful to integrate some German with your dog, you may pick a name that sounds like an English command so you can use German instead, you may think its just cool
List of german dogs
Here are a list of german dog breeds
Affenpinscher, Boxer, Dachshund, Dobermann, Eurasier, German longhaired pointer, German Pinscher, German Shepherd Dog, German Shorthaired Pointer, German Wirehaired Pointer, Giant Schnauzer , Great Dane, Hovawart , Keeshond, Large Munsterlander, Grosser Munsterlander, Grosser Munsterlander Vorstehhund, Leonberger, Long-haired dachshund, Miniature Pinscher, Miniature Schnauzer, Pomeranian, Rottweiler, Small Munsterlander, Standard Schnauzer, Weimaraner, Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
Here are some commands, we have the English command, the german equivalent and pronunciation for the german command
|Go to Sleep
|Go to Bed
|Geh ins bett
|Jump or Up
|So ist’s brav
|Zo ists brahv
Learn the German words for the commands you want to teach your dog. You should master the pronunciation yourself before trying them on your dog, it will confuse your dog if you suddenly change the way you say the command
Puppies and dogs learn through repetition, and it's important to be consistent with the words, signals and rewards that you use
English to German
If your dog has already been trained to understand English commands first then here is a basic method to start moving over to German
To make it easier for your dog to understand that the German word is supposed to replace the English one, start by first saying the German word (in this case, platz) followed by the usual English word.
Say platz (German) and pause and follow up with down (English).
When your dog hears platz, it is more than likely that your dog will not react in the slightest but when they hear down, they will probably respond
Praise and reward your dog for successfully lying down.
You can then repeat this for other commands such as sit