## Friday, February 21, 2014

### Visual vs. Verbal Commands

When teaching the pooches basic commands, we also taught them a corresponding hand signal.  When we can we use both verbal and visual commands to elicit an action from the dogs.

We've noticed recently that they each have a preference.  Edison responds much better to visual commands.  When given a verbal command alone, he is significantly less likely to respond.

Tess, on the other hand, responds much better to verbal commands, although we still throw in the visual commands as well.

Do you use visual commands with your dogs? Which do they respond to better?