It is vital to give your pet a name for obvious reasons such as identity and obedience during training. There are hundreds of dog names to choose from, but finding a name that best suits your pet may be a daunting task at times. Here are some tips to help you to select a name that best suits your dog.
Pick Easy To Pronounce Names
Pet respond best to names that are simple and easy to pronounce. Therefore, you should choose a name for your dog that’s both easy to call out and one that you are proud of calling out. For instance, calling out a name like Zoe in the park may be less embarrassing than calling out a name like a cheetah.
Study Your Dog Before Picking A Name
Behaviors can help trigger the most appropriate name for your dog. The behavior, appearance and general attributes can assist you in identifying the correct name for your pet.It is also essential to pick a name that will grow with the dog. For instance “puppy” may be less appropriate for a full grown dog. Other than this, be adventurous. Naming pets have far more leeway than naming children, where you have to think about peer group acceptance, blending first and last names and how the initials may appear.
Avoid choosing Command-Like Names
Dog training is crucial to have an understanding and communicative relationship with your dog. It is therefore imperative for you to avoid names that sound like commands that are commonly used to train dogs, such as come, no, stay, sit, down or fetch. This is because it can be difficult for dogs to tell the difference between words with similar pronunciation. For instance “Joe” is probably too close to “No,” and can confuse communication with your dog.