Surf the dog naming websites: Just like you Google to name your newborn baby, surf websites which have stocked hundreds of
dog names, from which you can choose a name. The drawback however is that most of these websites just have Western names, if you want to call your canine by a desi name, you won’t find much luck here.
Think it over before naming your dog after your favourite celebrity: Though choosing a celebrity’s name for your canine may seem to be a great idea, if you update your Facebook status as, “……….. (the celebrity’s name which also happens to be your pet’s name),” it might be offensive to the fans of the very star whom you admire.
Select a name which is convenient for your dog: Most importantly, remember that it is your dog, which is being named. Choose a name which he will easily be able to comprehend. Dogs find it difficult to recognise long names; they readily respond to names which are one or two syllables long. Dogs find high frequency sounds extremely audible; this is why names starting with ‘s’, ‘sh’, ‘ch’, ‘k’ catch their attention immediately. They also respond quite well to names ending with a vowel, especially a brief ‘a’ or a long ‘e’ sound. Avoid a name which sounds similar to commands like ‘sit’, ‘run’, ‘come’, ‘stand’, ‘jump’, etc.
While naming two pets, choose names that are complementary: In many households, a pair of pets is preferred. Come up with names which go well together, like Topsy and Turvy.