Have you ever wanted to teach your dog a new language? In this story we will teach your dog some common German dog commands.

Sit in German for Dogs The German dog command for ‘sit’ is an easy one. It translates to ‘setzen.’ Note that the S is unvoiced. That means that you pronounce it like zed. That only leaves the question of the unusual tz letter combination in the middle.

German Command for Heel Heel is another useful command, especially if you’ve got dogs that pull on the leash or get easily distracted chasing squirrels. The German dog command for ‘heel’ is fuss. When pronouncing this dog command, turn the U into an oo sound.

German Training Word for Stay Stand in German is bleib. Remember, as with other German words, the second vowel is the one you pronounce. So, bleibe rhymes with ‘gibe,’ not ‘glib.’

How to say Good Dog in German The German dog training word for ‘good dog’ is braver hund. Note here that the V sounds like an F, and the D in hund is more like a T.

German Attack Dog Commands While these aren’t German dog training words you’re likely to use often, some people do train their dogs to be guard dogs. Not all dogs can be trained to guard or attack on behalf of their people. When they can, it offers a sense of safety to their humans. 

Word for Guard for Training Dogs in German Pass auf is the German dog training word for ‘guard.’ You say it as written, making it an uncomplicated dog training word to learn.

German Command Word Jump for Dogs If growling isn’t enough, jumping can be an effective intermediary step between that and outright attack. Typically a dog that jumps startles and deters most people, especially if they’re unused to dogs.