Many people when they first decide to get a dog do their dog search and then determine what dog breed best suits them. In your case the Greyhound dog. More often than not what comes next is thinking of dog names even before other important considerations. This can tell you how important a dog’s name is to a dog owner. But most people are not aware that the dog names that they choose can have a strong impact on their relationship with their pet and has implications to dog health in general.
Dog names that are harsh sounding can be stressful to your dog, particularly for the more sensitive breeds, which you’ve probably discovered is a trait of the sweet Greyhound dog. A name can be harsh sounding due either to the letters used in the name or the meaning of the name. For example if you say the name Asha as opposed to Buck you can feel the effect on yourself, imagine the effect it would have on a sensitive little Greyhound puppy or shy newly adopted dog. This can have implications when training your dog as well because positive reinforcement will always give you the best results and using a name that is inviting and pleasing to your dog is a form of positive reinforcement. Ultimately training using positive reinforcement will not be a stressful experience thus contributing to over all dog health.
The best way to pick dog names is to choose names that feel and sound pleasant to you and end in vowels so it ends softly. Even better is a name that starts with a vowel as well. Don’t worry if you want to get their attention, even a gentle sounding name will get the attention of your Greyhound dog when you mean business, the tone of your voice will speak volumes -so to speak. Various other dog health issues will be discussed throughout this web site see the menu for direction.
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Naming Your Greyhound
Learn how dogs names can effect the over all health of your dog and the relationship between you and your greyhound