|You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, 'Wow, you're right! I never would've thought of that!' - Dave Barry|
Choosing the Perfect Dog Name
Are you the proud parent of a new puppy? Having trouble deciding what to name it? Are you at your wits end? Well you've come to the right site. You're about to discover hundreds of names for your new pet.
As any new parent knows, picking the right name for your new addition is a difficult but important task. Everything is in a name. Just like a name can alter a child's life, character, behavior, ambitions; the name you choose for your pet can affect your relationship with it. The name you choose says as much about you as it does your pet. It shows how you view your pet and your relationship with it. Some names can cause people to pre-judge your pet and react positively or negatively/fearfully when meeting it for the first time.
From traditional to the unusual… there's sure to be a name that fits your pet perfectly.
Sometimes it helps to try a few different names on your pet for a few days to see how they fit. There's no need to be in a hurry. After all, you and your pet are going to be living with this name for a log time. So choose carefully.
What's In a Name?
It is important to know your dog's character before you give it a name.
Remember that the name you choose will be used a dozen times a day to call, praise, and possibly scold. And keep in mind, you'll be calling your dog to dinner every night in front of the neighbors!
Example of why good dog names are important:
A nervous dog needs a name that sounds gentle and soft.
Here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing the right name for your dog:
Fundamental Rules of Dog Naming
Dogs can only really hear (understand) two syllables. So try to avoid long names. Pick something that is easy to recognize.
After a soft consonant, use a strong vowel.
Here's a list of the top 20 names for boy and girl dogs in North America.
Dog Name Categories
Did you know more than 50% of all pet names are either human names or nicknames? People largely name their pets as they would name themselves.
Another 20% of names are based on the animal's appearance or personality. A gray dog becomes "Smoky" and a spotted dog becomes "Spot" or "Speck."
So instead of common names like "Rex," "Fluffy," and "Duke," think of something unique and unusual.
I hope you enjoy your journey through our extensive library of dog names.
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