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    Default Dog taught English before being re-homed, because he only understands Polish commands

    When Cent the Border Collie was handed in at a rescue centre, staff faced an unusual problem - he only understood Polish.
    The dog had belonged to family of Poles who were expecting a baby and could no longer look after him.
    Workers at the RSPCA centre in Oldham were puzzled when Cent failed to respond to any of their commands.
    Animal care assistant Roxanne Greenwood said: 'It turned out that Cent had only ever been spoken to in Polish.

    Ruff guide: Cent had to be taught English by staff at the rescue centre

    'I've been here four-and-a-half years and we've never had a bilingual dog here before.
    'We went on the internet to look up some words but weren't really sure how to pronounce them as the language is quite different to English.
    'In the end we just trained him as we would any other dog, by giving him treats, hand signals and lots of encouragement.
    TEACH YOUR DOG POLISH...

    Sit - Siad
    Heel - Noga

    Stay - Zostan

    Down - Waruj

    Fetch - Aport

    Good - Dobry pies/dobry chlopiec

    Jump - Przeszkoda

    Go outside - Na dwor/na miejsce

    Go inside - Do srodka

    Come here - Do mnie No - Fe/Nie wolno
    Leave it - Zostaw

    'He picked up his new language in a month, which just goes to show how bright he is.'

    After four months in kennels staff are hoping the New Year will be a new start for Cent.
    Roxanne said: 'It's a long time for a dog to be in kennels.
    'It's a stressful environment for him and he is now desperate to find a good home where he will be given lots of exercise.
    'He can do all of the basic commands now including sit, come here and recognising his name.
    'Whoever adopts Cent will need to have a bit more time to keep training him and bring him on.
    'He loves to run around so if there is anyone with a garden or field nearby he would love it.
    'He will make someone a fantastic pet.' The kennel staff say Cent is ideally suited to families with children over the age of 10 as he can be quite energetic and bouncy.
    They also stress he would be better suited to a home where there are no other pets - but he does get on with other dogs if they get on with him.
    To find out more about adopting Cent or one of the charity's many other animals, contact them on 0161 624 4725.

    Choose me? Max is another dog at the Oldham Centre looking for a new home



    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1242735/Rescue-dog-taught-English-homed--understands-POLISH-commands.html#ixzz0cXojxTC7

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    Then there's Montana's Hebrew/English dog. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/05/us/05religion.html

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