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Old 04-05-2013, 01:53 AM   #1
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Hey everyone! I have some great news, my family has decided to get another dog, the puppy is a female yellow lab, we went and picked her from a litter already, we need a name though, we've got a lot of ideas ranging from Lucy to Pearl as well as the oddball alcohol names (Hennessey, etc... my first dog was named that ) i'll have pictures next week of the puppy, if you guys have any ideas for names that would be awesome to hear! Our Eldest dog's name is Ruby so that's out of the question already!

Also, do you guys know if having similar names can confuse a dog?

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Was the name of a dog in the K9 unit around here. Killed in the line of duty along with his officer/handler.
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Sad story but very cool name.
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Training wise it's the last syllable that the dogs pay more attention to per your question about confusing names.

Two syllable names tend to work the best.

I kinda believe in the self-fulfilling prophecy concept. I've meet dozens of "Lokies" that were sneaky trouble makers.

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Training wise it's the last syllable that the dogs pay more attention to per your question about confusing names.

Two syllable names tend to work the best.

I kinda believe in the self-fulfilling prophecy concept. I've meet dozens of "Lokies" that were sneaky trouble makers.
I agree with this. Also, you don't want a name that ends in "O", sounds like no. You already have a dog that ends in "E", so names that end in "A" would be best.

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I agree with this. Also, you don't want a name that ends in "O", sounds like no. You already have a dog that ends in "E", so names that end in "A" would be best.
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I am a Dog Trainer, I train using positive re-enforcement method based on Dr. Ian Dunbar's "Sirius" methods. We reserve "NO" for serious infractions and use a neutral sound "Eck" sound for minor corrections. In a positive training program one should be using either very often anyway.

When the contented response is No, No, NO...it turns into Blah,
Blah, Blah. The last syllable reference is only part of it. inflection, volume, tone are also factors. Pretty much my business is about how to teach dog owners how to communicate with their dogs effectively.
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Training wise it's the last syllable that the dogs pay more attention to per your question about confusing names.

Two syllable names tend to work the best.

I kinda believe in the self-fulfilling prophecy concept. I've meet dozens of "Lokies" that were sneaky trouble makers.
I agree with this. Also, you don't want a name that ends in "O", sounds like no. You already have a dog that ends in "E", so names that end in "A" would be best.

http://community.babycenter.com/post...ng_in_a_please

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&g...iw=533&bih=295
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We plan on using this dog as a hunting dog so a name that you can be heard yelling is probably a good idea.

We did want to keep it short and simple so its not hard to say... Here's what we were thinking so far, my OP seems a bit too broad...

Maxi
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Lucy
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Dixie (the rest of my family liked that one)
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We plan on using this dog as a hunting dog so a name that you can be heard yelling is probably a good idea.

We did want to keep it short and simple so its not hard to say... Here's what we were thinking so far, my OP seems a bit too broad...

Maxi
Bell
Lucy
Pearl
Dixie (the rest of my family liked that one)
Sadie
Zim
Training wise, since you have Ru-'By', names with 'Y' or 'IE', could cause confusion. Consider how much you'll work the dogs together, also the ages of the dogs. If Ruby is a young adult these two may live a long life together.

I use the word HERE as my recall vs. the dog's name. Then everyone comes in. I also train hand signals and I use a coach's whistle for distance recalls out doors.
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Training wise, since you have Ru-'By', names with 'Y' or 'IE', could cause confusion. Consider how much you'll work the dogs together, also the ages of the dogs. If Ruby is a young adult these two may live a long life together.

I use the word HERE as my recall vs. the dog's name. Then everyone comes in. I also train hand signals and I use a coach's whistle for distance recalls out doors.
My next D. O. G. I am sending to you for training.
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My next D. O. G. I am sending to you for training.
The majority of dog training and comprehension is a matter of establishing communication with dogs. As such, the owner has as much to learn as the dog.
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We had Lab years ago. Bought it when my daughter was almost two. On the way home we asked her what we should name it. Without hesitation she replied "Boomer"! My wife and I looked at each other and laughed. Boomer it shall be. Was a great dog.
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We used to have a female pitbull named Kitty, so we would call come here Kitty Kitty and everyone would expect a cat to come running instead of a 80lb pit. lol.
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