Dog Names in Dog Training

June 30, 2011

Cute Chihuahua

Another very practical point which is often overlooked when choosing dog names is that the dog mustn't be confused by his name.

At the higher levels of obedience competition your dog will be on the ball and can easily anticipate your commands - especially if he's a Border Collie! So if you say "Sssam ... down," you may find that Sssam has sssat instead and you've just lost five marks.

If you're getting a dog with a view to competition obedience, you'd better check the usual commands with an experienced handler. You can't change dog names mid-dog!


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Michelle said...

Actually that's a good point. You wouldn't want to name your dog Mulldover or something similar, haha ;)