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Ideas for naming your dog
There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.
Research indicates that more than half (50%) of all Pet Names are either human names or nicknames. People more frequently name their animals as they would name themselves and their children.
Another fifth (20%) of given pet names are based on the pets appearance or personality. For example, a spotted dog becomes Spot, or an active dog is named Comet or Dash.
Idea No. 1
Animals seems to respond better to one or two syllables — so keep the name short. This will be easier for your dog to learn and remember.
Idea No. 2
Choose a name that is both easy to call out and one that you are happy calling out.
Idea No. 3
If your dog has a distinct personality or physical characteristic, use it to choose the name. A noble hound may be fit to be King; a dog with spots might be named Spot.
Idea No. 4
Try adjectives to name your dog, such as, Lucky, Dusty, or Boomer
Idea No. 5
Select a name from something that you really enjoy or use one of your favorite things. You could use your favorite food (Brownie), the name of a TV character (Barnie), or a book or movie character (Harry).
Help your puppy become familiarized with his or her name as soon as possible. In a pleased and happy voice, say the name you’ve selected. When the dog looks at you, give praise and treats. Repeat often for several days.
Be sure the name won’t be confused any command words you’ll be teaching your dog. Example, if you name your dog Joe, you’ll have to find creative ways of using the word “no.”
Here are some helpful books regarding naming your dog (and other pets):