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Choosing Dog Names – Get the Right One

Dog Names

When you take a new puppy home, it is important to name it. With all the names of dogs to choose from, how to choose the one most suitable for your new pet? The fact is that the name you give your dog says a lot about you, although you may not think so. When people hear the name they have chosen, they may think you are a very foolish person, someone common or willing to risk with a completely different name. The name of the dog can also cause a reaction to the pet itself. If you choose a name that sounds sweet, it could give the image of a friendly and docile animal, while the name of a monster could evoke images of a cruel dog, when the opposite may be true.

Some of the most popular names for dogs are:

  • Sam
  • Max
  • Bear
  • Maggie
  • Tasha
  • Cognac
  • Ginger
  • Taffy

As most pet owners think of their dogs as part of the family, they like to give them names they would give to their children.

Dogs learn things by sound and instinct. You should call the name so that your pet knows the name you chose and takes some time before he / she recognizes the name and comes when you call. The best name to choose is one that is short and easy to pronounce, so you do not make mistakes every time you use it. Making mistakes in the way you say your dog’s name will confuse him and he will not really know what his name is. Visit DogNameHero to learn how to choose the best name for your dog and to browse many many dog names ideas.

Dog Names

Try to delay choosing a name until you have the opportunity to meet the puppy. Then you can combine the name with the personality of the dog. A puppy that likes to explore and pry can be called Poky, for example. A dog of noble appearance would be well-married by the name of King or a dog with a fluffy coat could have the name Fluffy. Some people name their dogs because of the circumstances surrounding the event of getting the dog. A person who has a stroke on the day of the dog’s arrival may call the lucky dog.

There are unlimited lists of names for dogs online. You can browse through these lists and try them out in an attempt to find the right one for your pet. You can also be creative with the names. Some dogs actually choose their own names as in the case of a dog called Come On. The owner was not sure how to name the dog and every time he called the dog he would say “Come on.” After a while, the dog would only respond to that name.

Whatever name you choose, it is important to familiarize your dog with that name as quickly as possible. It should be different from the commands given to the dog during training so as not to confuse the animal.