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How to Pick Dog Names

Watch more Dog Care & Grooming 101 videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn to pick dog names with these tips. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Base it on breed Base the name on the breed of your dog. You might consider Fritz for a German shepherd or Riley for an Irish setter. Step 2: Suit their personality Choose a name that suits their personality or behavior. Princess seems perfect for a spoiled lap dog. And Bandit is fit for a dog that takes things that don't belong to him. Step 3: Name by physical trait Name your dog based on a physical trait. Bear suits a large, stocky canine, while Smokey or Shadow are a good names for dark-colored dogs. Tip You can also choose a name that is the opposite of their main physical traits, like Killer if your dog is a toy breed. Step 4: Consider matching names Consider a pair of names if you have two new dogs or puppies. Bonnie and Clyde or Ben and Jerry are examples. Step 5: Choose something practical Choose a practical name that you aren't afraid to shout out loud. Refrain from embarrassing or overly long monikers. Something that is one or two syllables is best. Step 6: Make a list Make a list of your top 4 or 5 names and try them out on your dog to test which one you both respond to the most. Did You Know? U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt had at least 7 dogs, including an English sheepdog named Tiny.
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