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Woof-worthy Dog Words
Woof-worthy Dog Words

(Welcome to our pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

The average dog knows 167 words, but there are 10 that woof loudest, according to Bruce Littlefield, author of “The Bedtime Book for Dogs” (Grand Central Publishing). 

10. “No” seems to be the second word every dog learns. The first is his name.

9. “Walk” becomes a crucial part of every dog’s day and something dogs look forward to.

8. “Business” (as in “do your business”) is a daily phrase.

7. “Wait” or “Stay.” Dogs spend a large chunk of their day waiting.

6. “Down” or “Lie Down.” Often a toughie to learn, this is a word that every good dog knows.

5. “Squirrel” or “Cat” seems to be universal for something to taunt, chase or bark at.

4. “Toy.” Many dogs know the difference in a ball, a Frisbee and their squeaky.

3. “Come.” This is a word that could save your dog’s life.

2. “Sit” is the basic standard of all dog tricks.

1. “Treat!” The most beloved dog word is certain to make any dog droolingly happy.

For more information, visit www.brucelittlefield.com.


(For more information on pets and animal adoption, please visit www.petconnectionprogramsinc.com. Or, visit our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pet-Connection-Programs-inc-Marilla-NY/114420508616511?ref=ts. Located in Marilla, N.Y., Pet Connection Programs Inc. is a nonprofit maternity and special care shelter founded in 1984.)





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