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I was wondering if any bilingual owners have trained their boxers in both languages?  I'm sort of interested in doing this with Maple later on (after she learns the stuff in english first lol)  both me and my husband are bilingual (in different languages, me in russian him in polish) i just think it'd be neat if she could understand us in other languages too  :p
 

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jeez i cant see why not...they do it with german shepards for police work..the dogs only know german and learn english later..or both

good luck that would be really great !!
 

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No problem that I have seen - just a matter of being consistant so they don't get confused.  My neighbor speaks german to his husky mix and english.  My sisters wifes dog knew english from me and thai from her...lol
 

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:D  :crazy: Onyx knows hawaiian..too bad we dont !!! hahahha
we have friends that speak fluently in hawaiian and everytime Onyx knows the commands...its cute tips his head...

and Isis does this >>  :[email protected] i cant hear uuuuuuuuuuuuuu

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that is sooo funny that onyx knows Hawaiian...what is Hawaiian language like?
 

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only 13 letters in their alphabet..so everythings extremely repetative...

street names here

kamehameha hywy

like like hywy

towns..

waipahu
wahiawa
haliewa
makakilo
waikele
wakiki

nothing is pronounced the way its spelled lol..

oh and the best is ..these are the names of the major companies and im not kidding

the cab
the bus
the boat
the trolley( run by the bus) lol

its funny..

theres alot more i just cant think im tired
 

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neat! i'm excited about this prospect  :lol:
so if onyx hears a command in hawaiin does he follow it? can a stranger tell him to do something and you won't know what's goign on?
 

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Roxy has only ever heard English but we got our pug at 12 weeks old from a Chinese family who speak very very little English so all his early training was in Chinese.  We have Chinese friends who came to visit recently and he still understands some commands in Chinese, it was fascinating to watch!  

I'm so envious of all of you being able to speak 2 or more languages, I'd love to be bilingual!
 

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Since im polish i use that language more at home. Oscar understands his commandsin  Polish and Eng bc my housbend use more Eng :)
 

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Allie learned Spanish better than I did when we were living in Madrid.  She knows sit (siente te), come (venga), and good girl (buena chica).  Now we are in Albania and she knows come in Turkish - go figure - I don't know how it is spelled but it sounds like Hide-a.  She is also fluent in English as that is our native language, obviously. :p
 

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SarahMike -

I know this is off-topic, but...
My first Master's degree is in Second Language Acquisition, so what you wrote caught my eye! If you want to be "bilingual", its really not that difficult, you just have to work at it.
Classes and personal tutoring are both good, as well as a program called "Rosetta Stone". It's a little expensive, but VERY effective.
It's really amazing how fast you learn another language if you practice it often... Especially if you find people online to chat with who speak English and your target language. :)
I plan on teaching my boxer commands in German (my primary second language). :)



sarahmike2112\";p=\"82881 said:
Roxy has only ever heard English but we got our pug at 12 weeks old from a Chinese family who speak very very little English so all his early training was in Chinese.  We have Chinese friends who came to visit recently and he still understands some commands in Chinese, it was fascinating to watch!  

I'm so envious of all of you being able to speak 2 or more languages, I'd love to be bilingual!
 

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ninjakel\";p=\"99817 said:
english and russian for my Pit Bull and my boxer
sweet! I want to teach Maple russian so my parents can communicate with her he he, and so I can tell her to do things when we are in public and others won't understand, it'll be our little secret he he
 
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