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I Wonder What Name My Dog Gave Me

Posted by Kelly Jansens on

I wonder what name my dog gave me….was it Mama, my person, sweet-ma, food lady… did you ever wonder? They are such smart creatures. Obviously, they know their people by sent and stature. They have feelings and know words too.

What about your dog’s name? Did you name them? Where they adopted with a given name?

A name is really important; after all you will be calling that name thousands of times over your dog’s life.

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Naming your Pet…many dog trainers suggest giving dogs names that are more in keeping with their status, as well as names that are easily spoken (by humans) and learned (by dogs). Ideal names to give a dog a name are comprised of two syllables; some examples of this are Bella, Buddy, Cosmo, Lucky, Rocky.

The name we select and the rhythm associated with it have to be such that the name demonstrates the affinity we have developed towards the puppy. As everyone knows, dogs respond most quickly to those who have developed an affinity with him. A puppy’s name can be the guiding factor for how the puppy responds to the call of its master.

Many dog trainers suggest giving dogs names that are more in keeping with their status, as well as names that are easily spoken (by humans) and learned (by dogs). Ideal names to give a dog a name are comprised of two syllables; some examples of this are Bella, Buddy, Cosmo, Lucky, and Rocky.

Trainers say that dogs will learn and quickly respond to these types of short sounds, making training easier and long term control of the dog easier; even three syllable words can be confusing for some dogs. Longer names can be clumsy or confusing, or can be mispronounced by others who are involved in the dog’s life, making consistent obedience tricky.

The puppy has a much easier time of learning and responding if her name does not sound like a command that is being given. Similarly, the name should not sound like a joke. Dogs are sensitive and intuitive. They can distinguish and understand the mood of the person and the emotions within the speech, whether the words are coming from the master, from members of the family, or from an outsider. – PetMD

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How about changing a dog’s name after you adopt? Actually, it's easy for your newly adopted dog to learn a new name. Don't feel that a dog cannot learn a new name, and don't feel that a dog can't learn a name completely dissimilar to his previous name. A dog or puppy of any age can learn a brand new name within a few days.

If you are wondering why I named my dog, Bodie? I had his name picked out way before I adopted him. I am a water-nut and love to surf when I travel. I have watched a lot of surfer type movies and really liked the name Bohdi, from the movie Pointe Break. Bohdi was a surfer played by the late actor, Patrick Swayze.

So, when I adopted this sweet puppy from the shelter, I named him Bodie and his name fit him well. He turned out to be a water-nut like his Mama. Swimming was his favorite activity next to eating of coarse.

Side note: Yes, I changed the original spelling of the said movie character name, in case you were curious. lol

Back to the earlier question…have you ever wondered what the name your dog has given to you? I assume that animals would associate a feeling to the name that they would give you and I trust that it would be L-O-V-E.

Love, Peace & Wags,

~Kelly

 


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