Pet Names, Some Tips for Choosing One

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Pet Names, Some Tips for Choosing One

Pet Names, think carefully what to call your dog or cat.

Deciding what to call a pet is always hard, but a few guidelines can make it easier:

Keep it simple. Stick with something that’s two syllables max, so it’s easy for even a small child to say and your pet to recognise.

Avoid any name that sounds like a common command, especially if your pet’s a dog, says Grant Biniasz, a spokesperson for the Veterinary Pet Insurance Company, in Brea, CA. calling your doggy Joe, for instance, and the dog may think you’re saying “no” every time you call him! (Also resist giving your pet a moniker that’s similar to your child’s, or they’ll both end up confused.)

Give your kids some say. They probably have an opinion on whether your family’s new BFF looks more like a Rover or a Kibbles. And if you let them pick a name, they’ll have a sense of pride and ownership-which may inspire them to take on some pet duties. Just make sure the name they select isn’t something you’d be embarrassed to use in public (imagine screaming “Come back, SpongeBob SquarePants!” or chase the ball Marilyn

Try to name your pet within the first two weeks so he’ll come to learn it (dogs are more likely than cats to eventually respond to whatever you call them). If your pet came pre-named and you want to change it, try out your new name for two weeks; if your furry friend can’t adjust, then go back to the original.

Top 5 Popular Names for Dogs:
Bella
Poppy
Alfie
Charlie
Lola

Top 5 Popular names for Cats
Bella
Oscar
Milo
Charlie
Alfie

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