View Full Version : What words do you have to spell
11-13-2003, 11:30 AM
There's a great thread for the bird people on what does their bird call them and I thought it would be fun to do a thread on what do you have to spell around your dog.
Here's what I have to spell: Treat, Food, What do you want, What time is it (means its dinner time) , and the main ones are G0 or Go in the Car and Front (meaning we get to go in the front yard).
My girls can literally pick these words/phrases out of a sentence so if we don't mean them we have to spell. If Lucy hears Go In The Car she can jump straight up from a stand about 3 feet! At that point there is no going back!
11-13-2003, 11:34 AM
Good idea Becky! We have to spell 'bye-bye' and 'walk'. Our lab mix Mollie goes bonkers when either of thoses words are said!
11-13-2003, 12:31 PM
We Spell Outside,But now I think he knows what it means,because he sits by the door when we spell it. LOl Dogs are smart. I don't spell yet for my birds they are still baby's. When my kids were little, they would go outside in the yard and spell to each other, sometime cuss words. I would go and say I know what you are saying? No you don't "mom" because we are spelling it.LOL!!!! How funny they are huh?
11-13-2003, 01:02 PM
LOL.. Gail that is so cute about the kids!. We usually dont spell for the dogs, they know by our actions and let us know what they want when they smell the food cooking in the kitchen.. most the time they think they're in control LOL... we do have to hide the leashes... they go nuts when you pick up a leash!.
11-13-2003, 05:34 PM
The one word I have to spell is school. My 2 dogs go to obedience school weekly & absolutely love it. If I am talking to my daughter or grandsons about the boys' school & if I don't spell it the 2 dogs immediately start bouncing all around because they think they're going. As smart as they are they don't understand me when I say "No, I'm not talking about you - it's not Wed nite when you guys go":confused: I'll really be in trouble if they finally figure out what s c h o o l stands for!:D
07-05-2004, 08:27 PM
I once had a dog that could understand the word biscuit
It did not matter who said the word the dog knew.
We once won an award.
As we were sitting down to have our meal
All the dogs were laying down beside their owners
This lady that was sitting next to me.
Just said to me, I wonder what sort of biscuits they were
Before she had finished the word.
My dog was sitting facing the lady.
And looking at her, as if to say were's the biscuit.
Everyone laugh as no -one had ever seen anything like it before
And some of the people were real dog people they had kept dogs for years.
Everyone i spoke to that day had never, seen anything like it
She was just an ordinary dog no background that i new of.
I took her in when her, owner got to old to look after her.
07-05-2004, 09:18 PM
I have to spell 'walk' 'leash' 'ride' 'out'...unless I'm really doing one of the following. I also need to hide the leash, otherwise Shadow gets excited when she see's it, and even when I put it in the closet and I say the word walk by accident, she will scratch at the closet door. She also knows putting shoes on means bye byes or outside but when I was working she knew the differance between putting shoes on for work and when not working..in the mornings she'd just lay on the couch and watch me leave knowing she can't go.
My mums dog is so cute, when he's barking and being too loud mum will say, 'I'm gonna tell daddy', and he instantly stops barking to see if 'daddy' is coming..he'll peak around the corner and look around and if 'daddy' isn't coming he'll bark some more, but if he say's you better be good boy from the other room he won't bark again.
Dogs are so smart and cute. :D
07-06-2004, 01:19 PM
For my sheltie mix we have to spell PARK, VET and MY DOG AND ME(his favorite place in the world) he knows what we are spelling now though so it doesn't work any more
07-06-2004, 02:30 PM
around my two i have to spell walk backwards now , car or ride, treat, and cookie. sometimes i have to spell outside, only if they aren't going there. dogs are really smart and catch on quick. :)
07-06-2004, 02:51 PM
With my GS I have to spell, Bye Bye, Bath, Nummies, Yummies, Cookie, and Truck up. She is a talker when any of those words are used, and being an alpha girl, will prance around making whinning sounds until you do what she heard you were saying you were going to do. So those words must be spelled out, or we have to go bye bye, take a bath, get a treat, thats nummy, and truck up!
07-06-2004, 05:35 PM
LOL I am glad I am not the only one who has to spell out words so my little one doenst know what I'm talking about!
For some reason that I dont even remember now, we have always called all her toys "skoulas" - if she hears this word she will run for her basket and take all the skoulas out of it until she finds one she wants to play with. So that one, we have to spell out if we arent ready to play tug-of -war with her.
Then there is the more difficult word we have to spell - snausage - her word for any treat or bone even if it isnt really a snausage. For some reason we will always attempt to spell snausage instead of just saying treat (a word she doenst know) Go figure!
And of course walk, car, outside and pee pee - she will want to go lolly gag outside even if she doenst have to pee.
Dogs are incredible animals arent they? :)
07-18-2004, 04:23 PM
Where do I start!? Go, walk, cheese, cookie, treat, outside, car, etc.
07-18-2004, 11:18 PM
Because of my pet sheltie, we spell "pizza". I don't know why we have to spell it, because she never gets any. But, as soon as we put in the call to have a pizza delivered, she runs to the front door, sits there and whines until the pizza gets there. Actually, you don't even have to say the word "pizza". We have tried saying "pie" instead, and it results in the same action. Then when the delivery person shows up, she goes crazy, barking and turning circles, and when we get the pizza in the house she follows the box, and then our plates, wherever they may go.
07-21-2004, 05:42 AM
Ball, bye, dog park, go, car, see you later, cookie, treat, potty, take a break. All I have to do in the morning is put my shoes on and the baby in the carseat he knows it is time to grab his leash and go! Another thing that Dusty has started doing since I work a few hours a week now at night. Is he waits for me on the bed. As soon as he hears my truck pull in he starts whining by the door for me to come in. The other night I walked back out to my truck before I came into the house and my husband had to take him out and show him that I was really home because he was freaking put so bad because I had not come in the door yet! Tell me how he is so smart?!
I don't spell anything as it tends to add to the knowledge a dog already has. I work instead with obedience and behavior modification if the dog gets out of line when hearing certian phrases.
08-05-2004, 12:15 AM
Dogs are very smart animals if you think about it. I have two miniature dachshunds and a mixed breed. With all three the words pee pee, bye bye, go beddy bye and mama and granddad's house have to be spelled. Anytime I am getting ready to go to work the dogs know it because they just watch me with no interest at all. But if I am putting on clothes other than my nurse's uniforms then all three go bonkers. :D It is just amazing that they have grawn to recognize everyday clothes as different from work clothes. My mixed breed will even turn her head and look away if you say to her, "quit staring". It is so funny. One time she turned completly around and face the wall until supper was finished. The two dachshunds, on the other hand, are stubborn and hard headed... they could win any starring contest that you got them into. :cool:
08-05-2004, 11:54 AM
B-I-S-C-U-I-T here..... LOL
08-06-2004, 01:11 PM
We have to spell bone, walk and go. Of course, my oldest girl knows when it is walk time because I sit and put my tennis shoes on. I go walking with a neighbor everynight at 9 and the girl gets to go with me, last night I went to my neighbors house around 8 and my son had to bring Daisy over to me because she was sitting in the house howling and raising a ruckus because she thought I went walking without her. Dogs are very smart, and if I wasn't such a sucker for their cute antics I would probably adjust mine with obedience, etc. too.
08-06-2004, 03:57 PM
Walk. I dare not even think that word too loud. :)
08-06-2004, 06:34 PM
lol DaschundDuo, my sheppard is like that. When I say "no beg", she will turn around and face the wall until she hears the silverware scraping the plates, then it's game time! When my dogs are all outside, I wave at them through the slider, 3 sets of ears drop, and 3 tails wave back, too cute! :D