After making research on breeds you’ve finally picked the perfect match. Now as he/she becomes the new family member, is looking up at you and it’s time to name him. The choices are endless. It is all depends upon you as pet owner to typically give a human name or canine name. You can give the name based on his heritage, his appearance or his personality. In choosing a name that will make both you and him happy, the main aspect which should consider will be how the name sound to him and how it sound in social situations.
There are different considerations where you have to work out and pick name for your puppy/Dog:
Try to keep a name that is no more than one or two syllables. If you keep a longer name, think of a one to two –syllable nickname. The main reason of using syllables in the name is that it takes too long to say when you’re repeating it in order to get your dog attention.
Try to choose a name that ends with right sound. Names that end with a vowel may also help your dog to distinguish his name if there is some other noise when you call him.
Picking a name that begins with an s, c or k sound, which may help your dog to hear his name clearly when you call him in a noisy environment.
Also keep in mind whether the name you’re choosing rhymes with or sounds like common commands which will help you to teach your dog. For example: If his name is: ‘Casper’ he may confuse it with the command “Capture”.
Avoid very common names. If your dog name is ‘Tiger’ and you call her at the park, you may have a whole pack show up at your feet.
Be practical and pick up the name you give your dog today is going to fit in future down the line three or four year from now. Naming your puppy “Tiny” might not seem like such a good idea when he’s 80 pounds.
Pick the name that is not going to embarrass you when you use it in public. Giving the name like: “killer”, “Lazy”; but think about how you feel giving that name at veterinary clinic when you take your dog for vaccination.
Many of us pick the ‘human’ names for their pets, and there’s is no reason to exclude these names from your choices. Just keep in mind that if your dog name and your uncle son are both names “Tiger” it could for an awkward situation when you’re scolding “Tiger” for stealing food.