Voice or Gesture Commands or Both


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I was just reading an article that described two research studies that indicate that dogs respond to gesture commands more often than they do to voice commands. However, these studies were quite small.

Do you use voice or gesture commands or both with your dog? I pair voice and gesture commands for my dog, but I'm curious to know what everyone else does.


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I usually do voice commands with specific tones in it, similar to how we command our children. Gestures come naturally when I'm angry or excited and that enforces what I was commanding through my voice.