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Tips for Naming Your New Pup

Tips for Naming Your New Pup

There’s no experience more special than adding a new canine member to your family. But what to call the sweet little pooch? Choosing a name for your new pup can be challenging, but we’re here to help.

  • Did you know that more than half of pets are given human names or nicknames? If there’s a name you’ve always loved, chances are it will fit your dog as well as it would fit a person.
  • Another 20 percent or so of pets have names that reflect their personalities or physical traits. A dog with reddish fur could be called Ginger, and an active pup could be called Dash or Comet.
  • Make sure your pup’s name isn’t too similar to any common commands. For example, “Joe” sounds too much like “no,” and “Gray” is too similar to “stay.”
  • Avoid giving your dog a name that sounds a lot like the name of someone else in your home. If you have a son named Aidan, for example, don’t call your dog Jaden or Kaden.
  • Choose a name that’s special to you. For example, you could name your dog after one of your favorite foods, like Taco or Bagel. Other ideas are to pick names related to your heritage or things you loved as a child.

At Susie’s Quality K9s, we offer adorable puppies who would make excellent additions to your family. If you’re interested in meeting them, contact us at 989-351-0303. We’re sure you’ll find your new best friend!

Exercising Your Havanese

Exercising Your Havanese

Havanese dogs are outgoing and intelligent dogs who make excellent companions. Their small size makes them ideal even for apartment-dwellers—Havanese weigh just 7 to 13 pounds on average. However, just because they’re small doesn’t mean that Havanese don’t need and enjoy exercise! Here are some tips for exercising your Havanese. Havanese have a medium energy… Continue Reading