Choosing Good Dog Names
Your pet deserves a good name. Choosing a name for your dog can be a daunting task esspecially when you have an
array of names to choose from and do not have the slightest idea on where to begin.
There are a number of helpful tips that may guide you to deciding the best name for your dog. When you are
choosing dog names, consider names that are:
1) Short and easy to memorize.
A short name will be easier for your dog to memorize and it will make it easy for you during the training. The
name should not be too long because the dog may take more time to learn and memorize the name. You should also
avoid using compound names that are made up of two words.
2) Getting a Name from the Dog’s Character or Personality
Giving a dog a name that describes their character can be a good way of ensuring they are able to relate with
their good character and continue to develop that good. You should try not to pick a name that has a negative
connotation or a name that suggests something.
3) Observe the Dog’s Response to the Name
You may want to consider naming your dog a name that illicit a response from the dog. You should try calling the
name and observe what happens to the dog. If the dog likes the name and responds well, it may be the best name for
4) Avoid Using Confusing Names
Dogs are very sensitive and they may be easily confused if you use names that are also used to refer to other
thing. Go for a unique and yet easy to memorize name.
5) Do not use the same name for two dogs or a name of another family
You should avoid as much as possible to name your dog a name that they share with other dog or a family member
with a close or similar name since it will leave your dog confused.
6) Use the Dog Breed as a Naming Guide
You should give a dog a name that suits a breed. Since most dogs are named when they are puppies, there may be
some confusion of naming the dog with a name that suggests they are a small lovely tender pet while they grow to be
the huge vicious guard dog.
The points mentioned above are not a hard-wired way to naming your dog. There are other factors that may be
considered when you are naming your dog. The bottom line in choosing the right name for your dog is ensuring that
it is short and simple.
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