Camp Bow Wow’s Top 10 Dog Names of 2022

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Last month, the Camp Bow Wow team dug through their doggy database of Campers to find the most popular pup names across the U.S. and Canada last year. With over 400,000 pet names to sort through, you can bet that this list is top dog.

The Name Game

One of the most important parts of getting a new furry family member is choosing their name. From energetic Dalmatians to cuddly Labradors, your doggo’s name should not only fit their look, but their personality as well.

Choosing the right name for your pup is also essential as their name will also be used in their training. Our Animal Health and Behavioral Expert, Erin Askeland weighed in on the importance of dog names, stating that short, two-syllable names are best suited for training.

As you think of the perfect name for your pup, choose a short name that will easily catch their attention, that does not sound like another word or command they know, and consider names that end in a strong, hard sound, like Breck.

Askeland also weighed in on a commonly asked question: is it okay to rename a dog after adopting them from a shelter? Her answer is yes! Be sure you choose a name you love and will stick with, and use a lot of positive reinforcement when using the new name to help your doggo adjust to the change.

The Top 10

Without further ado, here are the top 10 ‘pawesome’ dog names from 2022.

  • Luna
  • Bella
  • Charlie
  • Cooper
  • Lucy
  • Daisy
  • Max
  • Milo
  • Sadie
  • Buddy

Is your furry companion’s name on this list?

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