When you get your new puppy, naming your new pooch with something that would fit its personality and breed can sometimes be a difficult task. At times, there is just something that your dog might do that will make naming the dog easy. Other ideas are that your child could name it after a favorite cartoon character or just a name from a cartoon show he just picked. You have to keep in mind that the puppy's name is something he will have to get used to and stick with in a long time. This will help you get his attention and for him not to get confused with your commands especially when training. Because of this, many people opt to do away with names sounding like the word "no" like Joe, Moe, Bo as these could sound no to the puppy.
Naming your dog should be in accordance to its breed and personality or you might want to think of a name that is special to you or has a significant meaning to you. German Shepherds or Doberman or other large dogs could have German names that have a masculine sound, while Poodles could have French sounding names. Other hunting dogs could have names like "Wolfie" or "Bear". Whatever you want to name your dog, it must be something that your whole family should agree on and something that is unique and you think your dog would really love. Some people choose funny names for their dogs when they want to name it based on the dog's personality. If you are having a hard time thinking and deciding which name to give your dog, you could always consult the help of the Internet or you can look for books in bookshops that provide only dog names.
The Internet is a great way to find one as there are sites that offer breed-specific names, as well as unique and funny names. Your children may have seen movies with pets in them and could name your dog after the pet in the movie or just someone whose name interests your child which could be on the popular pet names list. Some people would really name their dog according to its breed and personality while some would use the suggestions of the whole family. But whatever it is that you decide in having as a name for your dog, you have to make sure that it is the name that everybody will use especially during training. In some families, they name their dogs the same every time they get a new one. They get the same dog breed, and the same personality that their previous dog had. And this is acceptable with your dog as a part of the family that already belongs to you. There are people who would think they are filled with the loss their children feel when they get a dog of the same kind to substitute the old one and so they tend to name the new dog same as the old dog. Whatever it is that you want to name your dog it is important that everyone in the family have agreed to use it and make sure to stick with it especially when it comes to training your dogs so as not to get them confused.
Here's some Puppy Names Personally Selected by Pam.
Nibs or Nibbles
Candy or Candie