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Naming Your New Maltese Puppy
So, you finally decided to get a Maltese puppy. You spent many hours talking to Maltese dog breeders and surfed the Internet countless times to find the perfect Maltese puppy for you and your family. You went from pet shop to pet shop, to dog associations, to animal societies, looking and meeting Maltese puppies until you have found the right one.
Question is: Now what? Your Maltese puppy needs a name!
Throughout his lifetime, you will use the Maltese puppy name over 35,000 times. So, make sure that you choose a name that you and your family will use to refer to that loving Maltese of yours.
Here are some tips in finding the perfect name for your Maltese puppy.
Remember that dogs understand brief commands. Names should therefore be easy to remember. Don't expect that your Maltese would be able to respond to you immediately when you named him "John Dewey McArthur".
The name of your puppy should not sound like the rest of the commands. For example, do not call your dog "Stacy". It's too close with the command "stay". Having a name like that will only confuse the Maltese.
Remember that you will be using the Maltese’s name in public. Remember the joke circulating in emails when someone has a dog named "Sex" and gotten the dog owner into trouble? "Boner" might be funny for your drinking buddies, but may have a different reaction when you are in a veterinarian clinic or at a park.
Ask your kids what they want to name the Maltese puppy. Let them participate in name decision process. If they want to name the Maltese "Champ" or "Tootsie” so be it. Reserve your funky names when in front of other people.
You may believe that it would be an honor for your Uncle Tom or best friend Bobby if the Maltese is named after them. Maybe naming your baby after them might honor them, but naming your Maltese puppy after them won't.
If you decided to bring home a Maltese that is quite older, it would be probably better to stick with its old name. But, what if the name of the Maltese is "Barney", the name of your-ex whom you had a bitter breakup? Then, stick with other sounds similar to it.
Once you've picked a name, see if it works out. If not, then there are tons of dog names available to replace it.
With these tips, naming your Maltese puppy should be fun.
Author: Connie Limon. Visit us at http://www.abouttoydogs.com About Toy Dogs is a guide to information, about selection, and the care of Toy Dog Breeds. We feature articles, dog training resources, a toy dog breeder directory and other pet supply websites. List your Toy Dog Breed site or pet supply site with us for only per year for a limited time.
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About the Author: Author: Connie Limon. Visit us at http://www.abouttoydogs.com About Toy Dogs is a guide to information, about selection, and the care of Toy Dog Breeds. We feature articles, dog training resources, a toy dog breeder directory and other pet supply websites. List your Toy Dog Breed site or pet supply site with us for only per year for a limited time.