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I'm gonna adopt a 5 month old dog named Bryan, do you think it's possible to change it's name? I don't really want it named Bryan, it sounds gay for such a big dog. Will it understand the name change?
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If you constantly call it by its new name, I don't see why it wouldn't work.
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#6
Well it might take a VERY long time to do....when theyre puppies they get used to hearing a certain name so Im thinking it's possible, but it'll probably take a year to completely wipe out the other name. I could be completely wrong though....just a thought
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#7
He probably won't care much but he has to re-apply for any credit cards he might have.
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#9
Should work. It's not a human.
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its a dog, as long as you look at them when you talk they know who your talking to also its not like you need to legally do it
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#13
dude, you can't just go and change a dogs name. its breaking the rules, you know, the rules.
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I'd be surprised if at five months old it even knew its previous name.
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#17
your dogs name is not brian. no dogs is just brian. because a dog is regesterd with a very long name, my dog molly is called briasborn flows last dance, what u choose to call ur dog is your concern, and a dog will answer a new name within a month, moly is a breeeding bitch and has had over 35 pups so i tend to know ma doggy shet.
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#18
they probably to respond to the sound of your voice more so than what you call him
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#21
I say you go out and get a dog with a cooler name to begin with. Like Willis. Two birds one stone. Amirite??? : D
#22
It depends on the breed of dog, as a general rule - the bigger the dog, the lower the IQ. If it is only 5 months old then it should be possible. It becomes more difficult to teach a dog new things as it gets closer to full size though...
#23
Dogs don't know English. They recognise intonations. As long as you call his name in the same sounding voice he'll recognise it soon enough.

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#24
Name your dog after a member of your family. Say your dad's name is Philip, when your dog takes a crap on the floor you can yell "PHILIP NO! NO POOP ON THE FLOOR!" as loud as you can so your neighbours can hear, which would put wrong images in their head.

Boy would that be funny.

#25
Yeah do it. Brian is a horrible name for a dog (unless its from family guy and can talk)

And if its only five months old you shouldnt have too much of a problem.
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What kind of dog is it? It actually sounds kind of cool.
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#28
Don't try it. Plus, you'll love him for what he is, not by the name you know him
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It depends on the breed of dog, as a general rule - the bigger the dog, the lower the IQ. If it is only 5 months old then it should be possible. It becomes more difficult to teach a dog new things as it gets closer to full size though...


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your dogs name is not brian. no dogs is just brian. because a dog is regesterd with a very long name, my dog molly is called briasborn flows last dance, what u choose to call ur dog is your concern, and a dog will answer a new name within a month, moly is a breeeding bitch and has had over 35 pups so i tend to know ma doggy shet.


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your dogs name is not brian. no dogs is just brian. because a dog is regesterd with a very long name, my dog molly is called briasborn flows last dance, what u choose to call ur dog is your concern, and a dog will answer a new name within a month, moly is a breeeding bitch and has had over 35 pups so i tend to know ma doggy shet.


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#34
Dogs don't have names, they just connect an action with the sound of a word.
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dogs dont speak human, they respond to your tones and I guess repetitive words (become familiar) you can call a dog anything and keep it in a good tone. All about positive training.
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#36
My dog responds to many many different names. It'll be fine. The dog will get used to it very soon./
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I'm gonna adopt a 5 month old dog named Bryan, do you think it's possible to change it's name? I don't really want it named Bryan, it sounds gay for such a big dog. Will it understand the name change?
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#40
knowing the breed of dog might help.

most dogs can be trained to respond to a certain name at a young age, but as they get older they tend to not be able to, and will need to respond to the original name it was given.

breed helps to because certain dogs are smarter, but at the same time you have dogs that are lower on the intelligence list but are still smart for some reason. example being that i had a golden retreiver who was the runt of the litter (got him christmas eve one year) , and he was smart enough to learn to be at the backdoor to go out, to sit when given food, and i even managed to get him to jump up on a kitchen chair when i told him to. (after awhile he couldnt cause he got too big)


but anywho if your dog is really young it shouldnt have a problem learning a new command. i mean, i had a dog named buddy, but he also listened if you called him doushebag and sh*t head. which means if they can associate things on there own as puppies it shouldnt be hard to associate them with a name.
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