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Just the one name 5 8.06%
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More than I can count 13 20.97%
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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 11-16-2014, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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How many "names" does your dog respond to/do you call your dog?

So Vida has her actual name, as well as several nicknames/endearments that I call her. How many names do you call your dog(s)?
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post #2 of 35 (permalink) Old 11-16-2014, 08:35 PM
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Oh they have a variety of names. Including FULL names. That's when they know they are in trouble.

Funniest is when they recognize descriptions. For example " I need a floppy eared dog to cuddle with", only my Lab responds. Or "the pointy eared dogs need to settle the heck down" and the 2 GSD lay down. Cracks me up every time.

But let's see-

Nix- Nixon Bixon, monster face, knucklehead, bubba doh, puppadoodles

Lena- Lena balena, miss priss, baby girl, ole girl, cuddle bug

Phoster- Phoster Anne, yellow head, mamas baby girl, miss thang

Gabriel(cat)- spawn of satan

Minerva Mcgonagal- Minnie, scardy girl

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Tuke aka Tukey dookie (she was a turd licker) Super Tuke ,our daughter use to put a small red cape on her and for a larger female, she can move, she likes to bank off our fence, do 180s and climb ladders.

Zoey aka Zoe bug, Queen bee, princess

Ranger aka Range, Ranger danger, he is reckless, little self preservation. Fuzz (coatie)

Ollie aka Oliver, Ollieburger, Olliebooger, little Fuzz and Turdling.

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I can call her any name and she will respond but it depends on the tone of my voice.
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They all have multiple names they respond to. When I say where is my pretty girl, Misty appears and when I say where is my baby girl Robyn appears. For a long time I called Brennan puppy because it was easier to remember when I had to call him from doing something. I'm surprised he don't think that is his name. My son started calling Robyn Red Robyn and then he added the yum. Now when she hears the commercial on tv she looks at the tv.

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Robyn- GSD CGC, TC, Midnite-GSD CGC,TC, Brennan-Golden Retriever CGC, Batman-Husky/Greyhound , Apollo-GSD
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My dogs will respond to a lot of things if they can tell I'm calling for them. My aussie I often call her my nugget as she's a little girl. When she's a bad girl I call her Stewart Martha. My GSD doesn't care what I call her. Her names Sable so I often call her sabelline and sing a little song as I can rhyme that with anything, mean, beauty queen, butter bean. The song always ends with prettiest girl I've ever seen.
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Tyson, woobs, boobs, woo woo bear, tiggies, ty,

Shiloh, shiggs, shiggies

Dex, dexy, and if i call him boo boo bear he walks away probably like " moms embarrassing me "
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Bud is Buddy, Spud, Handsome, Big Guy, and Old Man. Momma's boy when he's being a suck.

Sabi, was Saboteur when she was in trouble, Sabs most of the time, Boo, Baby Girl and Boss.

Shadow is Pumpkin or Pumpkin Pie, Goofy, Puka-like the shell, Little One and she still answers to Lucy or Lucy Liu which is what I named her initially, cause she was a tough little girl.
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Fritz, Fuzzy, Big Boy, Good Boy, Hey You!, Cookie, Treat, Ball .. But, he's only 5 months....
PS, Cookie, Treat, Ball .. When he is outside and won't come because he's into something...

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Gunther is always Gunther, Baby Gunther, or Gunther James Gordon!

Cyclone is also Chicken bone, chicklesbone, chickles, or twitchy.

Cleo cat is also baby girl, Cle Cle, or ol' stinkeye.

Aslan cat has the most names. Fuzzy, Fuzzman, hefe, Gizmo, Mogwai, hefster, but ironically enough he hasn't been called Aslan since about his second year with me. He has been fuzzy ever since then.

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