Dog Training

Train Your Dog in German

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Choosing to train your dog with German commands can be a powerful training tool and has its advantages. German dog commands have long been considered especially effective because the words are short and forceful.

Training a dog in German is very popular. Schutzhund is a popular dog sport in the United States and many of these sport and working dogs are trained in German. All commands, whether they are working dog commands or basic obedience commands should be consistent and fit the needs and the relationship of the owner and their four-legged companion.

Training your dog in German is fun and will set you apart in an ordinary group obedience class. One of the advantages of teaching your dog German is your dog will only listen to your commands – unless your acquaintances are fluent in German!

Are you ready to brag to friends and family that your dog obeys German commands? Er Gehorcht Auf Kommando

Below Are Common German Commands that Trainers and Owners Use:

English Commands

German Commands


Watch, Attention Achtung Ahk-toong
Out, Drop It, Let Go Aus Owss (rhymes with “house”)
Stay Bleib Blibe
Good Dog Braver Hund Braffer hoont
Fetch, Bring, Get It Bring Brrring (roll the “r”)
Attack, Bite, Take Hold Fass Fahs
Heel Fuss Fooss (long o sound as in Moose) 
Bark, Speak Gib Laut Gib Laut
Here (or Front or Come) Heir Hee er (Hang on the “eh” sound slightly longer than usual, roll the r if you can.)
Jump, Up, Over Hopp Hop
No Nein Nine
Pay Attention, Heads Up Pass Auf Pahs owf
Shame, Stop That, Drop That Pfui Foo-ey
Down Platz Platz
Hunt, Blind Search Revier

Command for Schutzhund

Reh veer
Sit Sitz Sitz ( rhymes with “fits”.)
Search, Seek, Track Such

Command for Schutzhund

Pronounced – Zook (Long o and soft k.)
Search Voran For awn
Go Out Voraus For owss ( rhymes with “for house”)

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