After going through the process of choosing your new puppy and taking him home, now is the time to choose a name. What appears to be a fun activity often becomes a difficult decision. Thinking a little, you can find the perfect name for your new best friend.
First, consider the physical qualities of your new puppy. Will the dog be large or small, have long, short ears, or short erect ears? You may want to reflect the color of the dog or a special feature such as a bite or a wrinkled face. Also consider how the dog will grow when it fully grows. A new puppy might make you believe Snuggles would be a good name, but when it’s a fully developed Rottweiler, does the name still have it?
If the dog is male or female, do you want the name to reflect the dog’s sex? Some dog owners prefer gender-neutral names. It is also not uncommon to give a name that reflects the opposite sex of the dog. A male dog can easily be called a princess, if that is what his heart desires, no one will see him with displeasure, as many will find peculiar.
After making a list of all the physical qualities of your dogs, consider your personality now. If you are a hard football lover, do you really want a dog called cute? Remember, you will find yourself repeating this name several times a day and often you will have to scream loud enough to catch the attention of your dogs when you are on the other side of the yard. Something silly or long may sound good at first, but after calling your dog for the hundredth time, you may want to stay short. One or two syllables are best for naming your dog.
Reduce your options to two or three that you really like. Once you have your top three choices, test each name. Use a name every day and see how it works. At the end of the third day, you should have a good idea of the name you want to use. If neither of the names seems correct, try again or click here to use some online helpful tools. The good thing about your new puppy is that no matter how you name your dog, it will always follow your voice!