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    I agree with Karlin that changing the name is not a big deal for dogs. We can't anthropomorphize them and think they know it's a "name" in the same sense that we hold identity with our name. It is, like Karlin said, a command/word that indicates that you want their attention or that they are going to be getting attention from you.

    So many dogs have multiple name changes in life (think of all the strays at the shelter who are given a new name when they come in) and adjust perfectly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by looking-for-a-friend
    hi Nikki,


    I'm starting to like the name Teddy!!!
    It's such an appropriate name for a Cavalier, they are real cuddle monsters so are true TeddyBears.

    Teddy is often shortened to TedBear - which he answers too!

    I do agree about changing names - they seem to learn very quickly as long as it's associated with something nice, like food or a cuddle.

    TedBear was Freddie, which we didn't particularly like. We called him FreddieTeddy or TeddyFreddie for the first 24 hours, and after that he responded just to Teddy!
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    my daughters teddy is called Freddy, and my son has a teddy called Teddy Edward, so maybe Teddy is the name for us?!?

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    I also call Maxx Maxxiemoos and he will also respond when i call him Moo LOL

    Very often if I am looking for him I say Mooooooooooooooo where are you? He'll come trotting out from wherever he was sleeping LOL

    The kids call him 'fatpig' and he responds to that too - dogs aren't stupid, they know when someone loves them and is going to give them attention LOL

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    Heather, it sounds like Teddy is going to be the name of choice then We're honoured icon_banana


    Oh dear if this is turning into a discussion about what they are also called as well as their names, I'm going to have to confess...

    Rupert was always known as Rupert Poopert Puppy Dog, revised to The Poopster since he's become a veteran

    Needless to say, TedBear is now known as The Tedster

    Peaches is Peachy-Flops, Floppity Floozle, The Floppet...

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    LMAO & I thought I was the only mad one hahahahaha

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    Somehow Shelby became snickerdoodle or pumpkin. Sometimes...Miss Pudge!

    Jake is just the Jakester.
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    my neighbour's just got a new dog, a beddlington terrier i think, and it's called DAVE

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    Rory is Rorster, Rorschach, Rorrisimo, Rory-Bory, Rory-Balory....
    Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
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    my daughter just asked me if we could call the pup Ty, after the nice man on "extreme makeover, home edition" ....

    So much for cutting down the names, the possibilities are growing

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