BTW, dogs learn hand signals easier than verbal commands, they are very programmed to pay attention to body language, not so much to language, so don't be too impressed by dogs responding to hand signals
Not what you asked, but no matter what commands you teach, don't ever use one in a situation where you can't enforce the command, or they quickly learn that all commands are optional. Also, when you give a command, give it once. They hear very well. They don't need to hear the command repetitively. I go bonkers at the pet hotel when owners stand there and say, "SIT....SIT....SIT FIDO.....FIDO SIT....SIT....SIT FIDO....". I say, "he heard you the first time you said it. He's just trying to figure out which one he's supposed to respond to".
Anywho, my list will be about the same as everyone else's. In no particular order:
2. Wait (stop where you are and wait for me to catch up)
3. Sit (from all sorts of distances, until they will sit from 100 yards away)
4. Down (again from all sorts of distances)
6. Drop it (item is already in the mouth)
7. Leave it (they are thinking about picking up the item)
9. Kennel up (or get in the crate, whatever)
10. Give me a kiss
CH Rosewood Little Giant, VCD2 UDX VER RA MHU SH MXP MJP MFP T2BP TD DJ VCX WCX CCA CGC FFX-OG (born 3-10-2007), also UCH HR UH UUD UJJ URO1 UHIT a.k.a. "Tito" (the Tito Monster)
waiting at the bridge:
My first dog, and my most special girl
Gibson's Golden Girl, CD, CGC, TDI ( 3-20-1997 - 11-22-2013) a.k.a. "Tiny", "Queen B"
and my heart dog
Gibson's Golden Guy, CD, CGC, TDI ( 01-31-1998 - 01-02-2012) a.k.a. "Toby", "HRH"