Cavalier puppies at 9 weeks oldA dog’s name usually stays with it for life, so it is important to make it memorable.  Short, two syllable names are best eg “Cyda”, “Skully”, “Honey”, “Spirit”, “Drummer”, because they are easy to call and cannot be confused with the one syllable commands used at training class “come” “heel” “sit” etc.  It is important that all family members use the same name – nicknames and abbreviations can confuse a puppy.  Associate calling the puppy’s name with fun and games and it will soon stick.

…  Anne