Thinking of getting a dog and thinking if I get a dog, what should I name him or her. The dog’s name reflects yours and the dog’s personality. Let’s look at a few things to think about. Looking For A Dog Name? Here are some tips.
Think about shorter names. Shorter names are easier for the dogs to hear and understand. If you want a longer name like “Alexandria Bartholomew.” It’s tough to say that four or five times when your dog is doing something you don’t want him or her to do. Try It
Say your Dog’s name out loud.
Alexandria Bartholomew. Don’t get into the garbage.
More than likely, you will end up shortening to “Alex or Bart.” Alex. Don’t eat the cat poop from the litter box.
Try out names with high frequencies, like Snoopy or Sparky. Try calling those names out loud. Stand out in the middle of the street you live on and yell as loud as you can “Snooooooopyyyyyyyyyy” or “Spaaaaaaarrrrrrkyyyyyyy.” That’s just practice when your dog is running down the street and pretends not to hear you. You will find out how your neighbors respond.
Suppose you plan to train your dog to learn commands like sit or rollover. Avoid names like frit or hangover. These names have similar sounds, and the dog won’t know what you want him or her to do. They tend to hear the frequency of the word than the actual name. Try it sometime. Rover-Dover.
Adopting an older dog may be a challenge to change their name. Try names that sound similar to the same name. Try names with vowels that sound the same. Dogs tend to recognize the same vowels. Like Bazell to Hazell
Picking a name that you will be calling out in public is something to think about. Naming your dog, Freddie Krueger, might not be the best thing at the dog park. Names like Max or buddy are more popular, and you could have other dogs responding to your call.
So you thought of a name, and you think it’s the perfect name for your dog. Then you remember your great Aunt has the same name, and you have been invited over for Christmas dinner. Would it be weird to call your dog and your Aunt the same name at her house?
Try out your Dog’s Name.
There are a lot of names to choose from. So if your still not sure of the best name. Try a name out for a couple of days to see if it sticks. You will know after a few days if the name suites you and the dog.
The color of your dog’s fur or any distinguishing marks on the dog, face, paws, back, chest, tail, legs, belly, eyes. If your dog has a brown coat, maybe “Coco.” Does the dog have spots? “Spot” or no spots “Spotless.” A cinnamon color coat or light brown? “Ginger or Cinnamon.” One white paw? “Sock.”
Your dog’s size could also influence a name, like “Dozer, Magnum, Kahuna,” for large dogs. “ Drop, Itty Bitty, Mite, Bug, Atom” for smaller dogs.
Your dog’s personality is another way to come up with a name. This might take a few days or longer for the dog’s true self to come out, especially if they are new to the family. So give it some time, and a name will come to you.
Your dog’s heritage may inspire you. Look up names from the county the dog’s breed originated.
Names in a different language with the same meaning as an English name could spark a conversation with other dog owners at the dog park.
There are a lot of websites with lists and lists of names. If you are still stuck, scroll through the names with the guidance in mind from this article, and a name will shoot out at you guaranteed.
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