List of standard commands/hand signals?

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Postby pitbullmamaliz » February 7th, 2010, 7:18 pm

I somehow volunteered myself to compile a list of standard training commands/hand signals for the shelter I volunteer at. I was saying that we need to have everybody using the same words/signals, and the guy in charge of the training teams said, "you want to do that?" lol Alright!

So I know I could obviously come up with this on my own but I'm wondering if anybody knows of a list I might be able to steal. It just needs to be very basic - several of the volunteers barely know how to hook a leash on.

Thanks for any help!
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Postby Marinepits » February 7th, 2010, 7:28 pm

pitbullmamaliz wrote: several of the volunteers barely know how to hook a leash on.


:spit: Sorry.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » February 7th, 2010, 7:30 pm

lol I feel so mean saying that, but it's true! I know not everybody is going to be as into learning everything possible about dogs and training, but one lady constantly talks about her "alpha dogs" and the "submissive" dogs. Everybody is so nice but clueless. :oops:
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Postby TheRedQueen » February 7th, 2010, 7:30 pm

I can send you a copy of the Fidos list...it's pretty basic...and you can change the words to anything you need, and take out stuff you don't need (fetch, tug, etc).

I still have two books to put in the mail to you...;) hopefully I can get out the Post office tomorrow...I'll pop a copy of the commands in the mail, unless I get them typed up tonight on PBT.
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Postby katiek0417 » February 7th, 2010, 7:31 pm

pitbullmamaliz wrote:I somehow volunteered myself to compile a list of standard training commands/hand signals for the shelter I volunteer at. I was saying that we need to have everybody using the same words/signals, and the guy in charge of the training teams said, "you want to do that?" lol Alright!

So I know I could obviously come up with this on my own but I'm wondering if anybody knows of a list I might be able to steal. It just needs to be very basic - several of the volunteers barely know how to hook a leash on.

Thanks for any help!


Yep, last part cracked me up...

I THINK I have a list...let me look...if so, however, I may have to email it to you...but it has the hand signals as well...
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » February 7th, 2010, 7:33 pm

Thank you Erin & Katrina!

Erin, don't worry about getting to the post office if the roads are bad! I don't want you killing yourself!

And Katrina, if you need my email addy let me know and I'll PM it to you. :)
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Postby amazincc » February 7th, 2010, 7:47 pm

TheRedQueen wrote:I'll pop a copy of the commands in the mail, unless I get them typed up tonight on PBT.


OR whenever you get a chance later on... I'd be interested to learn them as well. :)

Right now we have two... flat, outstretched hand means "wait."
Index finger pointed at a dogs head means "I'm-about-to-kill-you-deader-than-a-door nail-if-you-don't-settle-down-RIGHT-NOW!"

We somehow make those work. lol
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Postby madremissy » February 7th, 2010, 7:50 pm

amazincc wrote:Index finger pointed at a dogs head means "I'm-about-to-kill-you-deader-than-a-door nail-if-you-don't-settle-down-RIGHT-NOW!"


We have that same signal. I thought that was a mandatory signal all dog owners have. :wink:
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Postby katiek0417 » February 7th, 2010, 7:57 pm

pitbullmamaliz wrote:Thank you Erin & Katrina!

Erin, don't worry about getting to the post office if the roads are bad! I don't want you killing yourself!

And Katrina, if you need my email addy let me know and I'll PM it to you. :)


Liz, I got them...the first page has a full list of commands...it was a Schutzhund place, so it has the commands in English, German, and Japanese (the preferred language of that trainer) - but it also has a description of what you should expect for each command...

Then, the second page has hand signals (the signals are paired with the German command, but it's easy enough to figure out which one is which b/c you have the first page)...

If anyone else wants these, PM me your email addy and I'll send them (I scanned them, so I don't want to try to attach them b/c I'd have to make them smaller/lower their quality)...
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Postby mnp13 » February 7th, 2010, 8:50 pm

email them to me, I'll post them.
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Postby airwalk » February 7th, 2010, 9:01 pm

Right now we have two... flat, outstretched hand means "wait."
Index finger pointed at a dogs head means "I'm-about-to-kill-you-deader-than-a-door nail-if-you-don't-settle-down-RIGHT-NOW!"


We have those two hand commands as well...and the second usually is accompanied by the verbal command...NOW DAMMIT!
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Postby amazincc » February 7th, 2010, 9:03 pm

airwalk wrote:
We have those two hand commands as well...and the second usually is accompanied by the verbal command...NOW DAMMIT!



Yup! :giggle:
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Postby airwalk » February 7th, 2010, 9:07 pm

Sounds like we could almost trade dogs and they'd have no problem understanding the commands LMAO
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Postby TheRedQueen » February 7th, 2010, 9:10 pm

Here's our list...I don't have the explanations right yet, but here are the commands, to see if you want these or not...

AACH/Phooey
Come
Down
Dress
Elimination command
Free
Go Get It
Here
Kennel
Let's Go
Move
Off
Paid For
Quiet
Rude/Don't be Rude
Sit
Stand
Stay
Stolen
Wait
Watch
Back
Closer
Drop
Easy
Follow
Forward
Give
Heel
Hup
Look
Paws
Place
Settle
Under
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Postby mnp13 » February 7th, 2010, 9:15 pm

"come" followed by stepping towards the dog is a combination verbal/body signal that means "if you don't come to me before I get to you, you're in deep deep doo doo"
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Postby amazincc » February 7th, 2010, 9:19 pm

mnp13 wrote:"come" followed by stepping towards the dog is a combination verbal/body signal that means "if you don't come to me before I get to you, you're in deep deep doo doo"


Maybe at your house...

Here it means "Come and get me... IF you can!" :rolleyes2: :oops:
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Postby TheRedQueen » February 7th, 2010, 9:26 pm

mnp13 wrote:"come" followed by stepping towards the dog is a combination verbal/body signal that means "if you don't come to me before I get to you, you're in deep deep doo doo"

Yeah, with weird little herding dogs, this means lots of calming signals, and frantic avoidance techniques to get away from scary mom...and makes my recalls worse in the long run...lol
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Postby katiek0417 » February 7th, 2010, 10:01 pm

mnp13 wrote:email them to me, I'll post them.


Okay!
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » February 7th, 2010, 10:11 pm

Thank you Erin & Katrina!
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Postby HappyChick » February 8th, 2010, 8:12 pm

mnp13 wrote:email them to me, I'll post them.


Are they posted yet and I just don't see them?
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