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How many names does your dog have?

  1. Oct 30, 2012 #1

    turbo

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    Duke has many alternate names, and he recognizes them.

    Duke
    Dukus, the pukeus with the mucus
    Dukie
    Dukie-dog
    Stinky
    Donkey-butt (my wife thinks that he has a Shrek donkey-butt)
    Donks
    Coma-dog
    whiney boy
    Pooper

    He has many more, too, and he responds to them. When I speak to him, he looks me in the eyes. He knows that I'm addressing him, no matter what I call him.
     
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  3. Oct 30, 2012 #2
    yeah, same thing here, different names though. But I think it's not so much the name that he reacts too but more the tone of voice. Dogs are total experts in human body language and can detect minute differences that we can't. That's why they are our best friends, they totally figured us out long ago. :) So, in a sense they are a lot smarter than we are... ;)
     
  4. Oct 30, 2012 #3
    I don't own a dog, but my parents do. Their dog is named Reeses (chololate lab, get it?).

    aka.
    Reesey
    Reese
    Reesey-girl
    Reeter-roo
    Roo-dog
    Rooter

    I think that's about it.
     
  5. Oct 30, 2012 #4

    turbo

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    Our (periodic) neighbors from MA have an older rescue dog named Rhody and a young chocolate Lab pup named Moose. I call him names like "swamp donkey". He doesn't seem to mind, since every time he rushes me, I have to brace for impact.
     
  6. Oct 30, 2012 #5

    Evo

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    My animals always *evolve* through names until the one that fits best just sort of "sticks". My dog Ricco was best known as the "Fruit Bat".
     
  7. Oct 30, 2012 #6

    phinds

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    My wife's Great Pyrenees (140 lbs) is named Loki, but I call him "monster dog" (because of the size) and "idiot" (because of the drool).

    He is my avatar.
     
  8. Oct 30, 2012 #7
    Daisy
    Crazy Daisy
    Lazy Daisy
    Digger Daisy
    Looney Tooney
    Dog from hell

    Get off of my chair or I will stick your tail in the paper shredder Daisy

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  9. Oct 30, 2012 #8
    Suzy (real name),
    Rooty,
    Roo,
    Roohay,
    Shmoosy,
    Raspy,
    Snoozy,
    Dog.

    She's a yellow Lab so her goofy faces call for goofy names.
     
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  10. Oct 31, 2012 #9

    MarneMath

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    I originally named my dog Jack, and that slowly got changed to JFK, and my wife named her dog Eleanor, which got changed to Ellie, then to E, then to puppy and then to dog. Quite a regression if I say so myself...
     
  11. Oct 31, 2012 #10

    Chi Meson

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    Eddie
    Edisto
    Eddington
    Edders
    Eddles
    Ed!
    Freak-dog
    Dammit Ed!
    NO! Bad Dog!
     
  12. Oct 31, 2012 #11
    That's not my dog.
     
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