Is it a good idea to change a dog's name?

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Yes, we do believe it is a good idea to change a newly adopted dog's name.

There are several reasons to consider this.

First, it is generally pretty easy for a dog to learn a new name.

Second, renaming the dog gives the new family an immediate reason to spend time with, bond, and give attention to the dog.

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Is it better to have two dogs? When you have two dogs, they provide each other with companionship and both mental and physical stimulation. All of that can help avoid some obedience issues that happen when you have a single dog left home alone.
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If you're adding a second dog to your family, the experts recommend adopting a dog of the opposite sex. Two male dogs are more likely to compete over food, toys, and their owners' affection. It also helps if the new dog is younger. A puppy is less likely to challenge an older dog.
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If the dog is not a good match for you, you should not feel obligated to keep it.

That is not a good situation for a person or a dog, and any rescue organization should know that.

Sometimes it's a good idea to make a mental commitment to yourself how long you are willing to foster before you take the dog home.

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The breeder is the only person who is able to register a dog with the Kennel Club, and in order to complete registration they must select Kennel Club names for each puppy in the litter.

If you wish to change the registered name of a dog please complete a Form 7 - change of Registered name.

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The registered name of a dog is usually chosen by the breeder when they register the puppy.

Please be advised that the Kennel Club name does not need to be the same as the pet name of the dog.

If you wish to change the registered name of a dog please complete a Form 7 - change of Registered name.

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Actually, it's easy for your newly adopted dog to learn a new name.

Don't feel that a dog cannot learn a new name, and don't feel that a dog can't learn a name completely dissimilar to his previous name.

A dog or puppy of any age can learn a brand new name within a few days.

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Actually, it's easy for your newly adopted dog to learn a new name.

Don't feel that a dog cannot learn a new name, and don't feel that a dog can't learn a name completely dissimilar to his previous name.

A dog or puppy of any age can learn a brand new name within a few days.

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