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How to rename your adopted dog

So you’ve adopted a precious dog you love, but you DON’T love the name given to the dog by the rescue or former owner. The tricky part is, the dog knows her/his name...

No worries – I’ll help you change it!

This is what has worked for me. Choose the new name, then start calling the dog both the old and new names together: OLD NAME + NEW NAME. The key is consistency. You must use the double name every single time you say your dog's name. Over time (I suggest giving it a couple of weeks), you can start dropping the old name and just use the new name. You will be able to tell by the dog's response when it's working.

Enjoy your new family member, and thank you for saving a life!