Five Basic Commands in Many Languages

Sit! We always hear that people giving commands in foreign languages
in international dog events like World Agility Championships.
In English, the five basic dog training commands are:
"Sit", "Down", "Stay", "Come", "Heel".
These are used in all the English speaking countries.
How are these obedience commands said in other countries?
Let's find it out!

The countries are listed in the alphabetical order.
The same language may be spoken in several different countries.
For example, French is spoken in France and Belgium.
Russian is spoken in Russia and Ukraina.
And Spanish is spoken in Spain and Latin American countries.
Yet, the commands that they use are often slightly different.
Enjoy the world experience of dog training!

Albania Albania
Albanish
Sit: Ulu
Down: Bir
Stay: Ndalu
Come: Eja
Heel: Këmbë

Argentina Argentina
Spanish
Sit: Sientate
Down: Echate
Stay: Quieto
Come: Ven aqui
Heel: Junto

Austria Austria
German
Sit: Sitz
Down: Platz
Stay: Bleib
Come: Komm
Heel: Fuß

Belgium Belgium
French
Sit: Assis
Down: Couché
Stay: Reste
Come: Viens or Ici
Heel: Au pied
Flemish
Sit: Zit
Down: Liggen
Stay: Blÿf
Come: Kom
Heel: Dicht or Voet

Brazil Brazil
Portuguese
Sit: Senta
Down: Deita
Stay: Fica
Come: Aqui
Heel: Funto

Canada Canada
English
Sit
Down
Stay
Come
Heel
French
Sit: Assis
Down: Couché
Stay: Attend
Come: Viens or Ici
Heel: Au pied

Colombia Colombia
Spanish
Sit: Sienta
Down: Echate
Stay: Quieto
Come: Aqui or Ven
Heel: Junto

Croatia Croatia
Croatian
Sit: Sjedi
Down: Lezi
Stay: Čekaj
Come: Dođi
Heel: Uz

Czech Czech Republic
Czech
Sit: Sedni
Down: Lehni
Stay: Stuj or Zustaň
Come: Ke Mně
Heel: K Noze

Denmark Denmark
Danish
Sit: Sit
Down: Daek
Stay: Bliv
Come: Kom or Her
Heel: Plads

Estonia Estonia
Estonian
Sit: Istu
Down: Lama
Stay: Seisa
Come: Siia
Heel: Kõlval

Finland Finland
Finnish
Sit: Istu
Down: Maahan
Stay: Paikka
Come: Tule
Heel: Seuraa

France France
French
Sit: Assis
Down: Couché
Stay: Attend
Come: Viens or Ici
Heel: Au pied

Germany Germany
German
Sit: Sitz
Down: Platz
Stay: Bleib
Come: Hier
Heel: Fuß

Guatemala Guatemala
Spanish
Sit: Sientate
Down: Echate
Stay: Quieto
Come: Ven aqui
Heel: Junto

Hungary Hungary
Hungarian
Sit: Ül
Down: Fekszik
Stay: Marad
Come: Gyere
Heel: La'bhoz

Italy Italy
Italian
Sit: Seduto
Down: Terra
Stay: Resta
Come: Vieni
Heel: Piede

Japan Japan
Japanese
Sit: Suware (Suware)
Down: Fuse (Fuse)
Stay: Mate (Mate)
Come: Koi (Koi)
Heel: Tsuke (Tsuke)

Albania Kosovo
Albanish
Sit: Ulu
Down: Bir
Stay: Ndalu
Come: Eja
Heel: Këmbë

Latvia Latvia
Latvian
Sit: Sēdi
Down: Guli
Stay: Stāvi
Come: Šurp
Heel: Blakus

Lithuania Lithuania
Lithuanian
Sit: Sėdėt
Down: Gulėt
Stay: Stovėt
Come: Ateik
Heel: Greta

Mexico Mexico
Spanish
Sit: Sientate
Down: Echate
Stay: Quieto
Come: Ven aqui
Heel: Junto

Holland The Netherlands
Dutch
Sit: Zit
Down: Af
Stay: Blÿf
Come: Hier
Heel: Volg

Norway Norway
Norwegian
Sit: Sitt
Down: Ligg or Dekk
Stay: Stå or Bli
Come: Kom
Heel: Plass or Fot

Poland Poland
Polish
Sit: Siad
Down: Waruj
Stay: Stój
Come: Domnie
Heel: Równaj

Portugal Portugal
Portuguese
Sit: Senta
Down: Deita
Stay: Quiento or Fica
Come: Aqui
Heel: Funto

Romania Romania
Romanian
Sit: Şezi
Down: Culcat
Stay: Aşteaptă
Come: Aici
Heel: La picior

Russia Russia
Russian
Sit: Сидеть (Seedyet)
Down: Лежать (Leejat)
Stay: Места (Miesta)
Come: Комне (Kommnye)
Heel: Рядом (Ryadom)

Slovakia Slovakia
Slovak
Sit: Sadni
Down: L˘ahni
Stay: Zostaň
Come: Ku Mne
Heel: K Nohe

Slovenia Slovenia
Slovenian
Sit: Gala
Down: Prostor
Stay: Stoy
Come: Sem
Heel: Polek

Sourth Africa South Africa
Afrikaans
Sit: Sit
Down: Lë
Stay: Bly
Come: Hier or Kom
Heel: Heel
English
Sit
Down
Stay
Come
Heel

Spain Spain
Spanish
Sit: Sientate
Down: Tumbate
Stay: Quieto
Come: Ven
Heel: Junto

Sweden Sweden
Swedish
Sit: Sitt
Down: Ligg
Stay: Stanna
Come: Kom
Heel: Fot

Switzerland Switzerland
German
Sit: Sitz
Down: Platz
Stay: Bleib
Come: Chum
Heel: Fuss
French
Sit: Assis
Down: Couché
Stay: Attend
Come: Viens or Ici
Heel: Au pied
Italian
Sit: Seduto
Down: Terra
Stay: Resta
Come: Vieni
Heel: Piede

UK The United Kingdom
English
Sit
Down
Stay
Come
Heel

Ukraine Ukraine
Russian
Sit: Сидеть (Seedyet)
Down: Лежать (Leejat)
Stay: Стоять (Stoyet)
Come: Комне (Kommnye)
Heel: Рядом (Ryadom)

Ukrainish is also spoken in Ukraina.
However dog obedience training commands are always in Russian.

USA The United States of America
English
Sit
Down
Stay
Come
Heel


"How long do I have to stay?"

Note: The commands above were all collected by Harry's master at international agility events. She asked the competitors from each country to write down the five basic training commands in their native languages. The spellings are shown exactly as written by the competitors.

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