Cue or Command: Why Does Dog Training Terminology Matter?

Words matter – even in dog training! Learn the difference between ‘cue’ and ‘command’ when training dogs.
Consider the phrases “I command you to bring me my slippers,” versus “When you hear the cue, that means pick up my slippers and deliver them to me.” One implies do this or else (the implication being you will not like the “else”) and the other is an opportunity to carry out a request.