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    Default Dog Name That Rhymes With NO

    I was considering naming my lab pup 'Beau.' My only concern is that it might be a little close to 'No.' Anybody have any experience with this? Will tone and body language mean more to the dog than the actual word?

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    Your dog will probably figure it out. My experience is that words that start with the same sound are most confusing for dog. My dog's name is "Anna" and she wants to go on "A....." She is not fooled by Banana, though.

    You can always use a different word than "no" to mean "no," if you are worried about it.
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    I knew a dog name "Joe." I was going to name my youngest dog "Buck" but decided against it due to what happens when my temper eeks out. Didn't want to confuse him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vergy View Post
    I knew a dog name "Joe." I was going to name my youngest dog "Buck" but decided against it due to what happens when my temper eeks out. Didn't want to confuse him.
    My male is named Buck - wouldn't recommend it!

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    I got one named Buck and using back for a blind send doesn't bother him. Ive tried to send him on a mark with Duck

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    Do you have another dog? I had a super cooperative but sensitive Golden bitch once. Rescued a yellow Lab from a couple who didn't want her. They called her Noelle. I had to change her name and fast because my wonderful little Golden got worried and upset every time she heard it.

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    Beau is a great name!!.. Lol

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    Friend has a dog named Reno. Had to send him on marks with back rather name because of the confusion.
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    I'm thinking of naming one something that sounds a LOT like "HEEL DAMMIT"

    Sit dammit is already taken regards

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    Had one named "Mack" and he could distinguish between Mack and Back pretty easily, I think. It was the difference between "I might let you handle me" and "don't even think about stopping for the whistle, I GOT this one."
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