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Dog Commands in German

by Rosetta Stone

Many people have the perception that German is a difficult language to learn. But did you know that using German dog commands to train a pet is becoming an increasingly popular practice for both owners and trainers?

There are several valid reasons for this trend.

  • The German language has very distinct tones and articulation. This makes German a popular choice as dogs will easily understand what you are saying to them, even if German is not your native language.
  • Because common dog commands are used in everyday English, your dog may get confused when he hears those words in normal conversation. Using a command in a foreign language that you don’t frequently speak will alleviate that confusion.
  • Some pet owners use a foreign language with a rescue or older dog as a way to start fresh with their training. That way there is no negative association with previous commands used and training will likely be more successful.

Learning a new language with your dog can be fun and a great bonding experience. Check out how the English command “sit” looks in German and a handful of other languages:

  • German = sitz!
  • Spanish = ¡siéntate!
  • French = assis
  • Italian = seduto
  • Chinese (Mandarin) = 坐!Zuò!
  • Portuguese (Brazil) = senta!
  • Turkish = otur!

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