Naming your dog is an important step in making your dog a part of your family. This name is what you’ll call your dog his entire life and use in training. Pick a name of one or two syllables that is easy to say. Ensure that the name is something all family members are comfortable saying out loud. And the name shouldn’t sound like another family member’s name or an obedience command. Some people name their dogs after a physical characteristic or attitude such as Curly or Sparky. The name of a sport hero or a character’s name from a movie, TV show or book makes for popular names. People even name their dogs after a cherished childhood pet. Whatever name you pick, use it consistently and with love. Your dog should recognize his name out of all the noise he hears throughout the day. Learn more from your Clarington Animal Hospital PC.