Choosing a dog name is not and easy thing to do and at the same time, what is very important, quite a serious task. Remember that your dog’s name will play an important role both in your pet’s life and in yours. It’s nice that you want to find out more about the process of naming your dog because it’s necessary that you know the thing you should do and which mistakes to avoid.
The following dog naming tips will be useful for anyone who is searching for a dog name.
The name should be simple (one or two syllable) and easy for your dog to recognize.
In case you want to give your dog a long name, do use its shortened version.
Use “hard” consonants and vowels.
The name shouldn’t sound like any commands.
Make sure that it’s easy to call out the name you’ve chosen and it’s pleasant for you to call it out. Remember that you’ll have to call out this name in public places.
If you have in your mind some dog names write them down.
Choose a name for your dog taking into consideration its breed and origin, gender, size.
If you have already chosen the dog name you like, don’t hurry and try it for several days. Study you dog’s behavior; probably it will help you to pick up another name, which will be more suitable.
Don’t be afraid to try several names. Look closely at your dog in order to take a right decision. If your dog is extremely active and likes to dominate you should better give it a short and even jerky dog name. You could for example use some interesting car names for dogs. In case your pet is fidgety it needs soft and gentle dog name. It will help you to control your dog and avoid misunderstandings.
Don’t give your dog a name with negative or aggressive meaning, dogs fill everything better than you can imagine. If you don’t want to have problems with your dog think about the name you choose beforehand.
Don’t choose a dog name which will sound like the names of the members of your family. It is also recommended not to name your dog with very popular dog name.
If you have already a grown-up dog or you have adopted a dog, than you should better leave the name it already owns or change it just a little bit.