When Bella was about 6 months old, I decided I wanted to start teaching her hand signals to pair with the verbal cues. It has been a really fun task for the two of us, and now when we're out in public I don't even need to say certain things - it's all physical. Both the Aussie breed and the Poodle breed are insanely smart...so of course when pairing the two, you get a smart, intelligent, and willing-to-learn pup!
This infographic was extremely helpful for me when I was learning and I wanted to pass it along to you too!
Now, I haven't taught Bella all of these, and some of these I've made my own variation. But this is great as the building blocks for opening up a new way to communicate with your pup!