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    I have seen dogs named close to command sounds. "Go" is most noteable and doesn't seem to effect the dog at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas D View Post
    I have seen dogs named close to command sounds. "Go" is most noteable and doesn't seem to effect the dog at all.
    a while back I trained with a feller with a Dawg named Bo. and the pup would break on blind retrieves once in a while when he first started running cold blinds. the soft " no here, no heal, gooooooood" this guy had used forever was so close to Bo, no = bo, that the dog would blast off line like he was being released on a mark. I think he ended up shortening bo to just "B" for the dogs release on mark name. I used to joke he shoulda just named him "No Here!" but thats another story
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    Quote Originally Posted by rbr View Post
    We use 2 commands, "Right" and "Left"
    I wish I had incorporated this early on. Maybe on my next dog, or maybe I'll start introducing it like "right, over" at first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Bora View Post
    a while back I trained with a feller with a Dawg named Bo. and the pup would break on blind retrieves once in a while when he first started running cold blinds. the soft " no here, no heal, gooooooood" this guy had used forever was so close to Bo, no = bo, that the dog would blast off line like he was being released on a mark. I think he ended up shortening bo to just "B" for the dogs release on mark name. I used to joke he shoulda just named him "No Here!" but thats another story
    Hmmmm hadn't really thought about this. Might have to reconsider a call name in the very near future.... Thanks Ken!!!
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    I trained a "Mack" - hard to distinguish being sent on a mark from a blind. I don't think you'll have any trouble w/ Owen/over.
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    I think it all depends on what commands you are going to train him on

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    We named one of ours "Teal" which is obviously very close to "heal". Have not had any issues in her 10+ years, but I really try and enunciate when I use either one.

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    Such a pet peeve of mine ... OWNEN is a fine name go for it!

    If dogs can understand the difference between “Here” and “Heel” whats the big deal with naming a dog whatever you want!?

    I have a girl name “S”pice ... people told me she will be confused with “S”it.... LMAO .. no such problem ever.

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    I had one named Tracker. I usually sent him on, "Track." I was honoring a guy in training, who sent all his dogs on, "Back," for marks and blinds. Track heard the other handler say, "Back," and yahoo he was on his way. He got a bit correction for, "Sit." He only made that mistake once.
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