Post # 1
Fiance and I are picking up our puppy tomorrow!! Since we knew we would be getting a little boy puppy we’ve been debating on a name for him. A week ago we fell in love with the name Fritz. The only thing that I don’t like about it is I’m worried he might get confused when we start to teach him commands… “Fritz, Sit!”
Would this be an issue? The other name we like is Darwin.
Post # 3
Fritz is such a cute name, I love it! I don’t think that would cause any problems teaching him commands.
Post # 4
So super cute. The puppy and the name. And no, I don’t think it will be confusing. Just try using slightly different inflections.
Post # 5
i think fritz is a cute name. i dont think youll have any problems! he is beyond adorable by the way!!!
Post # 6
AWE!! Is it a weimaraner?
I don’t think you have to worry about the name and commands. It’s the tone of voice and the repetition that teaches them to do “commands”, so It hink you are fine.
If he is a weimaraner, I would suggest that you get him around lots of people and other dogs right out of the gate. They tend to be a bit skiddish. Socialization will be your biggest challenge, I think.
Post # 7
OMG he is adorable! I don’t think you would have any issues, love the name Fritz
Post # 7
OMG HE’S ADORABLEEEE!!!!
i dont think you’ll have to much trouble with teaching him commands… they’re smarter than you think!!!
Post # 8
@menobride: Actually he’s a lab! I’m definitely going to be introducing him to all kinds of different people, dogs, and situations. I want him to be well socialized no matter what! Thanks for the tips!
Post # 9
Thanks to everyone for your kind words! We are thrilled to be bringing him home tomorrow. We know it’s gonna be challenging raising a puppy, but we are so excited.
Post # 10
My sister called her dog Fritz, I think it’s great!
Post # 11
Awwww, he’s adorable!
It’s best to avoid names that sound a lot like commands.
But also remember dogs don’t understand English! All they know is that a certain series of sounds means to do something. You don’t have to use “sit” to have him sit, you can use another command like “place” or “perch”, or even something totally different like “cheese”.
Post # 12
OMGeeee I love him!!!!! And I think Fritz is a fine name!
Post # 13
He is so adorable!!! And he shouldn’t be confused by the commands–our lab knows all of hers in three languages. We don’t use her name at all for obedience, though, just the command, and save the name and all the nicknames for when she is getting her scratchies.
Post # 14
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I’ve heard of what you’re talking about – one syllable names that sound like commands, so I understand the question! What if you just added a “y” on the end and call him Fritzy? It is such a cute name for such a CUTE puppy! Congrats 🙂
Post # 15
SOOO CUTE!!!! You could switch up the commands…instead of sit, say down. Instaid of lay down, say lay, and for off furniture, say off. Our dog, Brutus, knows visual commands as well. If we hold one finger in the air, he sits, a point to the ground means lay down, and a hand in the air means high five. THey are very smart, im sure he’ll figure it out!