5 Basic Dutch Dog Commands! (2022)

In short, the answer here is yes! Dogs exist in more countries than just the U.S., including territories in Europe, Asia, Africa, and many Latin American countries.

Can Dogs Understand Dutch?

Some breeds may be easier to train than others, but any dog can learn Dutch commands. That means you can teach any breed, from Chihuahua to German Shepherd, commands in Dutch.

Useful Dutch Dog Commands

Our first Dutch command is perhaps one of the most common dog commands of all time: the word for “sit.” In Dutch, “sit” is pronounced “zit.” It’s easy to say, and it’s not that different for anyone whose native language is English.

Sit = Zit

The Dutch command for stay is “blife.” “Stay,” or “blife” is a useful command that can help your dog learn patience, keep him safe, and make your life easier. “Blife” is useful when you’re opening the front door, putting down your dog’s food, or trying to cross a busy road while on a walk.

Stay = Blife

If you plan on walking your dog, and most dog owners do, then the heel command is another important one to teach him. “Heel” just means that your dog has to walk directly beside you rather than wandering around or leading the way.

Heel = Volg Rechts

One of the most used commands by dog owners is likely the word no. Dogs hear no all the time, and it’s often paired with other words to make negative phrases like no jump, no bark, and no bite.

No = Foei

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