Posted on Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
It is always interesting to hear how and why people choose certain names for their dogs. Was it something about the dog that made you decide on a particular name or was your dog given a name simply because it had a nice ring to it? Choosing the right name for your dog can be a simple decision for some and a tough one for others. Whatever your methods may be, the name you ultimately give to your dog and how you use it can help determine successes in training and behavior.
When naming your pup, it’s important to remember that they are vocal animals, not verbal. Avoid possible confusion for your dog in training by making sure that their names don’t rhyme with basic commands! Names that rhyme with “no” should especially be avoided. You wouldn’t want your dog to wonder whether you’re calling him or reprimanding him!
Contrary to popular belief, studies have shown that it is okay to rename a newly adopted dog. You can’t assume the previous owners did everything right and it’s a great way to get a fresh start! Here are some tips on renaming:
Does originality play an important role when you choose your dog’s name? Below we’ve listed the top 10 names of 2011. Some, like Max, have been on the top 10 list for years! One of the reasons it’s so popular is that it’s short, sweet, and easy to distinguish between most of the popular commands when it comes to training.
Tell us how you chose your pup’s name in the comments below!