Naming Your Dog

The joy of finally owning a dog is simply priceless. But, before you get too excited with your ‘ownership’ you have to realize that your responsibilities as a pet owner now begin. One of those responsibilities is giving your pet a name.

If you’re clueless as to how exactly do that, here are some tips to help you out:

  1. Choose a name that you like

Of course! When you’re giving your pet a name, might as well pick one that you really like. Besides, you’ll be calling your dog more often using that name. If you pick one that sounds awkward to you, it can be pretty hard for you to call your dog.

  1. Opt for shorter name

Choose for a name that has one to two syllables. The shorter it is, the better. Giving your dog a shorter name will not only be favorable to you; it will also be to your pet.

  1. Be unique

There are names that have become too common in the dog world (think about Max, Bailey, Molly, Lucy). While it’s tempting to pick one of these common names when the going gets tough, it’s still not a good idea to pick a common name. Just imagine how awkward it is to call your dog Max, only to find out that there are other dogs named Max in the park.

  1. Pick a suitable name

If you’re the kind of person who usually gives reason to everything then you might want to consider naming your dog base on its personality or natural inclination (e.g. Cookie if it loves cookies, etc.).

  1. Avoid difficult names

This is no-brainer. Giving your dog a difficult name such as a foreign translation of its English name is pretty useless. Keep your dog’s name short and simple.