Learn Dog Commands in German

Line of purebred dogs in obiedience class
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If you want to be able to say (and mean) this about your dog: "Er gehorcht auf Kommando." (He obeys on [German] command.) then this is your first step. Below are the essential commands that German dog trainers and owners use in German and English.

For more details about training a dog in German, if your German is up to it, I recommend the  Hundezeitung.de site's Online Dog Training Course (Ausbildung) in German.

Hundekommandos
Dog Commands in German
With pronunication guide
DEUTSCHENGLISH
Hier! / Komm!
here / komm
Come!
Braver Hund!
braffer hoont
Good dog!
Nein! / Pfui!
nyne / pfoo-ee
No! / Bad dog!
Fuß!
foos
Heel!
Sitz!
sits
Sit!
Platz!
plahts
Down!
Bleib! / Stopp!
blype / shtopp
Stay!
Bring! / Hol!
brink / hohll
Fetch!
Aus! / Gib!
owss / gipp
Let loose! / Give!
Gib Fuß!
gipp foos
Shake hands!
Voraus!
for-owss
Go!