For instance, don’t do what I did! I have three pets; Quick, Impulse, and Nova. Quick is what his name says- Quick to learn, move, and obey. Impulse is a chained windstorm with no control. Nova means literally ‘no go’. Guess what? She doesn’t go! She’s a wonderful and sweet dog, and I love her but she can occasionally stick in the mud. The other moral in this story is don’t name a dog with ‘no’ in the name. They’ll think ‘no’ IS their name, and ignore it. Nova thinks her name is Nova-no.
Think of a name you can shout and not sound stupid, something you can shout and not mix up, not something that can be misheard to something else and be embarrassing. Don’t name the dog something that can be mistaken for a command (which means ‘Rum’ might not be the best name ever, even though it’s a wonderful name otherwise), and something you like and fits your dog.
Dogs deserve unique names that fit them- and be careful that you don’t choose a name that they’ll learn to fit. What’s your dogs name? Why?