|Barked: Wed Oct 31, '12 11:17am PST |
|"I'm not big on some of the names that shelters pick for their animals. I mean what kind of name is Fudge or Alpine?"
Well to be fair, they name thousands of dogs a year in some shelters. It's pretty tough to come up with the perfect name over and over. Besides they often don't get to know the dogs well enough to come up with a personal name for each and every one.
Dogs easily respond to a new name, even the ones that are typically slow to train. It's all in your tone of voice and the fact that you're looking at them and obviously addressing them. Dogs are smart critters and teaching them their name is one of the easiest things you can train to begin with.
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