I don't repeat it either. I praise the way you do.Lyn Chen said:I'm just curious--I see a lot of people marking a dog's behaviour with something like, "Good sit," "Good platz", etc. I'm wondering what the advantage of this is, versus what I do, which is simply say "Good dog", and why this is done. I always figured it's bad training to 'repeat' a command--I like to have my dogs obey the command the first time I say it (for example, if I said "Good sit" instead of "Good dog", the dog would get up at the 'good' part and then sit again). I hope I managed to explain myself.