Is my dog gonna speak English or Hebrew?
Yoda Jeremy said there are 7 main commands to teach a dog:
– leave it
– come/let’s go
– make (go potty)
No! isn’t really a command (you’re supposed to use Off! or Down! instead), but c’mon – you know you’re gonna use No! a lot, too.
And that’s the thing – is it gonna be No! (english) or !לא (Lo! hebrew)? Hmm, I kinda wanna use Lo! Like, it feels natural and fun to fire off 3 quick/consecutive Lo!-Lo!-Lo!‘s when he’s trying to chew something I don’t want him to. And also, I really like !בוא (Bo! hebrew) instead of Come!
But – Bo! sounds like No! sounds like Lo! I don’t wanna make it harder for him than it has to be. I gotta go with Come! over Bo!, even though I’m kinda into Bo!. But I guess it makes no difference if I choose Lo! over No!
Along similar lines, I guess I gotta call pee-pee “sissy”, because I pee-pee sounds too much like Petey. (Besides, “sissy” is what my family called it for our dogs, so it’s an ‘homage’, if you will. I just find that word a little embarassing to use, that’s all.
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