If you’ve been looking for a long list of German dog commands, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I have listed the most important German commands for dogs, including pronunciation and translation.
I also prepared for you an infographic that you can save directly to your phone to have the most important German dog commands always at hand.
Keep reading to discover them all.
List of German commands to train your dog | Infographic
There are lots of other dog commands in German, but these are the most common.
If you struggled to read them, don’t worry, later in this article, you’ll find all the German dog commands I know written in a table, including pronunciation and translation.
Why I use German commands with my dogs?
When it comes to training your dog, there are some German commands that seem to work better than others. This is likely due to the fact that German commands are not as arbitrary as their English counterparts.
I personally use the German commands with my dogs during all training sessions, and also during walks.
I use (and prefer) German for 3 main reasons:
- Because I lived in Germany for six years, and I started my first intensive dog training courses there.
- Because German is a more severe and authoritative language.
- Because if another person calls his dog with a (come), my dog does not react, precisely because I speak with my dog a language that most people do not speak.
Obviously you don’t have to learn this language, but you can simply take a cue from these German commands and use the ones you prefer.
List of German dog commands to train your dog | Table
|Aus||Awuss||Let go / out|
|Hier||Heeee-ar||Come / Here|
|Hopp||Hooop||Jump / up|
|Such||Sooo-kh||Search / find / track|
|Gib Laut||Gheb Laout||Bark / speak|
|Such Rauchgift||Sooo-kh Raukh ghiift||Find narcotics|
|Geh Rein||Gay rine||Go inside|
|Was ist los?||Vas est Loos?||What is going on?|
|Braver Hund||Braffer Hoond||Good dog (praise word)|
|Lass es||Lass es||Leave it|
|Such Verloren||Soo-kh Ferloren||Search lost article|
|Bleib Ruhig||Blibe rooegh||Stay calm / Stand still|
|Nimm Futter||Nim Futter||Eat / take your food|
|In Ordnung||In Ordnungh||Ok / everything alright|
|Nein, Pfui||Nine, Pfoooey||No / stop that!(correction word)|
|Fass||Fahss||Bite / Attack|
|Achtung||Akh-toongh||Watch – pay attention|
|Pfote||Fote||Paw / shake|
|Gut Gemacht||Goot ghem-akht||Good Job|
|So ist Brav||zo ist braf||Good (praise)|
|Shau mich an||Shao mikh an||Look at me|
|Lauf||Lauf||Walk / Run|
And these are most of the commands in German that are used to train protection and police dogs.
If there is any other German dog command you want to know, please email me or comment below.
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Why Do Police Dogs are trained in German language?
One of the most common reasons for police dogs to be trained with a different language is because their job requires them to be able to communicate with an unknown environment. Another reason behind this is that they are required to respond to requests from people who don’t speak the same language as them.
What is the German command for attack?
The German command for attack is is FASS, pronounced “fahss”.
What does Zook / Such in German mean?
Zook is the English pronunciation of the German dog command “Such” which means to search for something or someone. Such is a common german command for protection dogs and k9 police dogs.
What language are police dogs trained in?
Police dogs are trained in German, but they are also trained in many other languages. Some of the most common languages police dogs are trained in include Dutch, French, Spanish, and even Czech.
What is the german dog command for quiet?
The German command for quiet is is RUHIG, pronounced “Roo-hig”.
Do dogs respond better to german?
The answer is no! For example, K9 police dogs are trained in German not because they understand it better or faster, but so that random passersby cannot give commands and confuse them (even by using the words on accident in the area).