(LIFE WITH PETS) When a man was questioned about how he came about naming his dog Boomer, he was quick to reply, “Well, Homes, my wife wanted to call her Homes, and Boomer was her second name. But she wasn’t responding to Homes. It doesn’t have enough of a ring.” Alexandra Horowitz, a dog cognition expert, agreed, “That is a hard name.” 
What does a dog’s name mean to you? What does a name mean to a dog? New York Times writer and dog guardian Jan Hoffman contemplates these questions and many more in the following article. But most importantly, she examines a predicament that many dog lovers may have unconsciously overlooked when deciding on a name for their beloved pet—whose needs should the name serve? Yours or the dog’s? Click the link below for a fun article on the science of dog naming and check out the important do’s and dont’s to remember when naming a new pup. — Global Animal
Photo Credit: Edward Taylor
Photo Credit: Edward Taylor

Read the New York Times article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/04/garden/the-art-of-naming-a-dog.html?pagewanted=1&_r=0