Tricks and commands that Miki knows

Here are the tricks and cues Miki knows for now. First there is the Finnish word for it, followed by the same in English.

  • istu / sit (gets up only with permission, I taught this twice to Miki with verbal clue and a hand signal)

  • maahan / lay down (gets up only with permission, I taught this twice to Miki with verbal clue and a hand signal)

  • relaa / relax (lays on his side)

  • rengas puhkee / lays down with his belly up (like in “flat tire in alaska” –meme)

  • nouse / get up (gets up to his feet)

  • ei / no
  • irti / drop it

  • tyhjä / empty (stops destroying a treat dispencer toy or some other object that has no longer food in it)
  • Miki / comes when called (Although Miki thinks that he has a number of first names, such as. hungry, food or eat :D )

  • tassu / right paw

  • toinen / left paw

  • päivää / shake hands (shakes right paw with right hand and looks the person in the eyes)

  • highfive

  • paina nappia / push a button (like a doorbell or a light switch)

  • läpi / go through

  • etsi /search

  • ota kii / catch

  • odota / wait

  • saa ottaa / you can take it
  • saa syödä / you can eat it
  • ota vettä / drink

  • mennään / let’s go
  • vasen / turn left
  • oikee / turn right
  • oikee reuna / right side (of the walkway)
  • käännytään / turn around (turns a U-turn with me)
  • hyppää / jump (jumps over something)
  • ylös / up (gets on top of something)

  • alas / down (gets down from something)

  • kierrä / circle around

  • ota mukaan / carry it

  • väistä / give way
  • ohi / leave it

  • sivulle / come to the right side
  • seis / stop

  • nuku vaan / continue sleeping

  • käy nukkumaan / go to sleep
  • jatkakaa / continue (if Miki was interrupted, he continues what he was doing in the first place)
  • kaiva / dig

  • pallo / bring the ball

  • Leo / bring Kong Leo

  • Kongi / bring the Kong

  • ota Kongi / take the Kong (Miki picks up a Kong toy out of the way)
  • anna / give it to me (no verbal cue, Miki picks up an item I’ve dropped and places it to my hand)

  • matto / rug (rolls a rug open)

  • kumpi käsi / which hand

  • peruuta / back up
  • ryömi / crawl

  • pakita / crawl backwards

  • alla / get under (goes between my legs and walks under me forward and backward)

  • Janne / where’s Janne (finds Janne and goes to him)
  • Susu / where’s Susu (finds Susu and goes to her)
  • puske / push with the head
  • sulje / close

  • ei sinne / don’t go there
  • spin (spins clockwise, no verbal clue - only a hand signal)

  • roll over (Miki rolls over, no verbal clue - only a hand signal)

  • kaada / push over

  • chin rest (we don’t have a verbal cue for this but we have a hand signal, because it’s suppose to calm Miki when he puts his chin on my palm)

  • touch stick (touches the ball on the stick with his nose)

  • touching a post-it note with his nose

  • front paws on touch pad

  • boxi / get in the box (goes into smaller and smaller boxes)

  • vaaka / scale (stands on a scale)
  • meercat (sits in up position, no verbal clue - only a hand signal)

  • krokotiili / crocodile (launches to his back feet, like a crocodile launches from water)

  • tassut kohti taivasta / stick’em up (stands with his back feet and leans toward a person)

  • kasi / weave (slaloms forward between my legs)
  • nenää / touch nose (touches a persons nose with his nose)

  • näytä / paw on target

  • dough! / shame (puts a paw in front of his eyes)

  • clean up (Miki cleans up all his toys one by one, no verbal clue - only a hand signal)

  • vapaa / free