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    DefaultDoes your dog ever "alert" to some random word or phrase?

    I was talking to my mom recently about planting blackberries in the back yard and I said she should come take a look. Just then Lady walks over with a look on her face that said "What? I wanna take a look!". So went went outside to take a look. Now whenever I say that phase, it gets her attention. Just just kinda struck me as odd.
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    Well at the pond today i said Bentley straigh bentley to your left adn he listened if that si what you mean. I never trained him to do that same with the shoes. If I accidently let a bad word slip Tank gives me the look of " oh no you didn't". thena You are so in trouble look.
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    Erns has many, but one of his favourite is go. Think he is thinking of going for a walk as when someone says it he gets his lead and sits by the front door. If I am out and he hears the word go his ears prick up, head tilt as if to say...we did go...are we going home...go where...did hear right. olol. Gets quite confused.

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    I have a bunch of words I use when I am at the park with the dogs. Fanny responds to the one corresponding to how she feels - ride in the car, sup-sup, Mom-Mom, Daddy, walk, swimmies. Now that she does not come with us, Eddie has to learn the words or - I should say - I have to learn the word he will respond to. Ride is one! Swimmies is another. Anything else we are learning together.

    At home I have one that only Fanny reponds too - kisses. This means she has to get on the couch and get her hug and kiss before I leave for work. When I say it, she look up at the couch and weighs whether it is worth it or not!

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    Tucker's is "you want"..."YOU WANT to go for a walk?", "YOU WANT to go for a ride in the car?", "YOU WANT a piece of cheese?", "YOU WANT ice?"...anything following "YOU WANT" is always good...lol...whenever I try to get his attention and he ignores me, I will say something like "YOU WANT to pay attention??"...LOL

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    The only word that gets Avery's attention is "COOKIE" lol
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    Parker's word(s) is "Hot dog"

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    Other than food words and commands the one word that they both pay attention to is "Here"...as in so and so is here...and they go running to the front window to see if someone is here. We've now taken to saying someone has "arrived" if we see them pull in before the dogs do because it gives us a second to corral them before they go bonkers.

    Oh, and Brooklyn gets all hopped up over "Grandma". My MIL used to sneak her treats as a puppy and is now her favorite person in the world. I sometimes resort to using "Grandma's here" to get her inside when she won't come in. LOL
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    While both dogs respond to "walk" and "ride," it's "treats" for Titan; Mo prefers "bones." Dogs do respond to different words. When Titan was 2, I finally discovered that "no mouth" would stop the gentle nibbling of my hand.

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    I can't think of anything unusual right now, but Bean always watches the TV when our local station's stock market report music plays. He also gets my phone for me if it's sounding a text alert.

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