When you are considering the perfect name for your puppy take some advice from experts in the field.
- Choose a name with one or two syllables. These are easiest to say and short enough to get your dog’s attention.
- Consider a name with hard consonants, which may be easier for dogs to hear than sibilant sounds, for example, Gracie or Bailey.
- Try not to choose a name that sounds similar to a command, names like Kit, which sounds like “sit,” or Bo, which sounds like “no.”
- When a dog hears his/her name, it’s a signal that whatever is coming next is meant for them. So use their name frequently in a positive context, so they don’t associate it with punishment or something negative.
- Don’t name a dog something that sounds a lot like the name of another family member. If your daughter is Annie and the dog is Franny, the dog (and your daughter) may be confused and not know when to respond
- Take a little time to get to know your new pet. Sometimes, his/her looks or behavior will inspire the perfect name.
Once you have named your little bundle of fur be sure to order them a personalised Pet Present puppy hamper. With an array of toys and treats in a choice of pretty pink or beautiful blue it is the ideal gift to welcome your new arrival.