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Witch are more used in the line of duty,Czech or German commands?

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I use German but I think Czech is used more. Or thats the way it seems.

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Interesting.

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With the dog I was training I used German. I don't have him anymore as he bit the chief . Good thing the dog had his tetinus shot and anti rabies vaccine.

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I always used English...... Heck, I have enough problems speaking that let alone some other language!!!!

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(i'm not a k9 officer, but my dog was trained, then later learned that he had a problem with his hip - not hd but a minor imperfection)My dog was trained in German but was young enough when I got him to be able to lean the english commands. One of the county k9 units that helped train my dog further told me that although most are trained in czech and german, he would rather use english, because of the fact that he wants the subjects involved in his incidents with his dog to KNOW what he's commanding his dog to do. and that makes a lot of sense to me.

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(i'm not a k9 officer, but my dog was trained, then later learned that he had a problem with his hip - not hd but a minor imperfection)My dog was trained in German but was young enough when I got him to be able to lean the english commands. One of the county k9 units that helped train my dog further told me that although most are trained in czech and german, he would rather use english, because of the fact that he wants the subjects involved in his incidents with his dog to KNOW what he's commanding his dog to do. and that makes a lot of sense to me.

Never heard that kind of reasoning before. When I was a young naive K9 handler I really thought there was a TRUE SECRET REASON for training your dog in German or Czech. In reality its just because these dogs are from Europe and they are already trained in that language. And trust me….my dog has had seven bites in three years…..these turds out there KNOW what im telling this dog.

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As a K9 handler, most service dogs are coming from breeders overseas. Those who use the Malinois, mostly use Dutch commands or French although German or Czech is not unheard of. German Shep's, mostly have been imprinted in German or Czech but Dutch and French is not unheard of either. I have had dogs that responded to Dutch, German and English. Gets a lil tricky at times...lol. Another benefit is that "Joe Blow" cannot give your partner any commands or call your dog when deployed.

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As a K9 handler, most service dogs are coming from breeders overseas. Those who use the Malinois, mostly use Dutch commands or French although German or Czech is not unheard of. German Shep's, mostly have been imprinted in German or Czech but Dutch and French is not unheard of either. I have had dogs that responded to Dutch, German and English. Gets a lil tricky at times...lol. Another benefit is that "Joe Blow" cannot give your partner any commands or call your dog when deployed.

Will your dog take commands from someone other than you? Mine wont at all.

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Where I used to work our dogs responded to E-bonics..........LOL

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Do you use a "Bark" codeword or a Czech/German command?

Our training was (least last I knew) in German, but the bark command was a codeword. A K9 handler friend of mine made his dog's bark codeword out of my last name. His partner would respond to him and a few others who said the codeword with the same inflection and tone. He came to regret his decision as I would sneak up to his vehicle during inspection and say the codeword to his partner behind him!


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Where I used to work our dogs responded to E-bonics..........LOL

:) ....... Only while foot patrolling the projects

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Marine4life said:

Where I used to work our dogs responded to E-bonics..........LOL

Dammmmmn! - My dogs aren't K-9 officers and they have the same response. What is THAT about??? LOL

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I use Dutch Commands for both my dogs, and some of my officers on shift.

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Hmmmm in the army we use english commands and hand and arm signals. But if the dog does not listen we will give the command in the language from where the dog came from.

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I use a mixture of Dutch and German.

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My dog uses most all english except for the bite command which is German.

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i use german

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With my current dog I use Dutch. My last dog (in picture) commands were in German. I only know of 1 dog who's handler uses Czech. I've never seen a dog that uses French. 99% of our dogs use either Dutch or German.

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Best reason I heard for using English is that you don't need to remember a foreign word in a stressful situation, however after issuing a challenge to a bad guy I could yell CABBAGE! and my dog would be off.. LOL

I also use a code word for a bark command. I like 'watch' so you can slip it into a setence like 'Step back, watch my dog'.

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MOST DOG HANDLERS DON'T USE FRENCH, BECAUSE THE DOG WOULD BE MORE LIKELY TO LIE DOWN AND GIVE THEMSELVES UP INSTEAD OF PURSUING THE SUSPECT! JUST KIDDING...ALTHOUGH I AM NOT A K9 HANDLER, I DID STAY AT A HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS...I HAVE WORKED FOR 4 DIFFERENT AGENCIES BOTH PART TIME AND FULL TIME SINCE 1993, AND I HAVE SEEN ENGLISH, CZECH AND GERMAN USED.


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Ok just to throw this discussion off.. My buddy is K-9 in a department in NH. He speaks Hungarian to his Malamar. I also know two other K-9's who speak (or did) Hungarian. I'm not a handler just kickin in my observations.

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I married a German, took French in HS, and have a little Spanish. Last week, on a traffic stop, all my languages mixed up on me...Made for a crazy conversation to say the least..

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I am not LE but have a rottie mix that I was training for search and rescue. I was having some issues with her not listening and a friend who is LE and a handler helped me with her...His dog was trained german so he started giving her commands in german and she listened so now she will listen and obey in both but if she is acting like a nut then I give her the german commands and she listens.

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Wow!! I didn't know commands come in different languages. Is it a requirement to speak another language or is it preference?

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My partner responds to German, Czech, Dutch and English. You can teach your partner to respond to any language by implementing non-verbal commands. Once he or she understands those non-verbals, you introduce the new language. I think this would be confusing for the dog, but does work. For those of you who have been handlers for any length of time, you know that your partner responds to your emotions just as much as your commands.

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Haunus said:

Witch are more used in the line of duty,Czech or German commands?

I use a combination of German, Czech, Italian and Hand Signals depending on the situation, but mostly I use German.

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KETOLACA said:

MOST DOG HANDLERS DON'T USE FRENCH, BECAUSE THE DOG WOULD BE MORE LIKELY TO LIE DOWN AND GIVE THEMSELVES UP INSTEAD OF PURSUING THE SUSPECT! JUST KIDDING...ALTHOUGH I AM NOT A K9 HANDLER, I DID STAY AT A HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS...I HAVE WORKED FOR 4 DIFFERENT AGENCIES BOTH PART TIME AND FULL TIME SINCE 1993, AND I HAVE SEEN ENGLISH, CZECH AND GERMAN USED.

LOL, you are too funny.....!


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Hmmmmmmmmmm alot of interesting responses to the reasons for German and or Czech. I've been a Handler here in South Florida since 1992 and in Va. before that. With the exception of maybe 1 or 2 dogs, all I've been associated with have been trained in German. With Police Dogs it's primarily because of where the dogs are from and what he's used to hearing. This does a couple things, makes it easier to continue your advanced training, and not just anyone can give your dog commands. One Officer mentioned here that the bad guys know what your saying. With over 200 felony arrests with the use of my K-9 partners I've never once had a bad guy mention or tell me what it is I'm saying since 99% of the time when your giving him a command the bad guys hauling butt or hiding so he never hears the intial command. To prove that point I along with the Chief, my supervisor on duty at the time was getting sued by the bad guy for getting bit. He claimed that he was just walking minding his own business when suddenly he was bitten 14 times by this police dog. When asked what it was the Officer said to make the dog attack, his response was "The Officer said sick'em sick'em get'em get'em. Well needless to say when I brought the dog into the court room and showed everyone that my K-9 Partner just sat there looking so sweet when told to sick'em sick'em...let's just say I believe the bad guy is still sitting in a Fl. state prison and lost his suit. Bottom line I guess is everyone to their own way....But I'll stick with what works best for me...

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Chief said:

I always used English...... Heck, I have enough problems speaking that let alone some other language!!!!

Chief that was great, I'm busting up! I do the same except for the 2 commands that I use in German. Hmm wonder why they are in German. Lol..........

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