|Barked: Wed Mar 12, '08 5:21pm PST |
|Je parle francais! Not too hot at grammar, though, in any language.
You can certainly train your dog in more than one language, as Rosie said, it is very common in the GSD world. When you give a command in French, though, you drop the subject subject tu or vous, and you just use the present tense of the verb. I gave a little "pronunciation guide", bol - remember, French is a little more "flowy" than English, I have no other way to put it...we have very tight stops between our words and French, not so much. I have NO idea how to articulate what I am trying to say, so, meh, here ya go:
Sit: repose (Ray-Pose)
Down: descends (Day-saunds)
Stay: reste (Res-tay)
Watch me: regarde (literally, to look at, "observer" mean to watch, but this command is easier, add "moi" of you want to get technical) (Ray-gaurd)
Come: venez ici (come here, literally, I use this one) (Veh-nay ee-cee)
Go: vas (Va)
Wait: attends (Uh-tonds)
So, a few endings are the vous form, not tu, but these are nice crisp commands. Have fun, let me know if you want more.
PS: I call my dogs "my little puppies" in French all the time, or "Mes petits chiens" --> technically, this means my little dogs, but puppy is chiots, and, well, mes petits chiots sounds like I am calling them my little sh*ts, so.....
The one I use is pronounced "May petite she-ens" - it rolls off the tongue nicely and is a cute little term of endearment I use, so, if you want to expand the French into sweet talk, there you go!
Edited by author Wed Mar 12, '08 5:35pm PST
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