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171 Tail-Wagging Dog Training Business Names

171 Tail-Wagging Dog Training Business Names

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171 Tail-Wagging Dog Training Business Names

171 Tail-Wagging Dog Training Business Names

If you’re struggling to name your dog training business, don’t worry. You’re in the right place. In this article, I cover some of the top tips for naming your new business as well as how to make sure the name is legally available for you to use.

Let’s get started!

Related: How to start a dog training business

Also see: How to start a dog walking business
Also see: How to start a dog grooming business
Also see: How to start a pet shop 

Tips For Naming A Dog Training Business

Naming a business is hard, especially if you don’t have any ideas or a place to start. So, before you dive in, grab a piece of paper and a pen or open up a blank spreadsheet.

Then, use it as a place to brainstorm ideas and write down words or phrases that come to mind as you go through the tips below.

From there, we’ll talk about how to narrow things down and land on the perfect name.

1. Keep It as Short as Possible

Short business names are usually snappier, catchier, and easier to remember. Ideally, you want to stick to two to five syllables and hopefully no more than 25 characters total.

However, the shorter the name, the better.

With that said, there are exceptions to this, and it’s not a hard rule. But, when you think about huge, notable brands, which ones come to mind?

Nike. Apple. Ikea. Febreeze. Target. Honeywell.

They’re easy to remember because they’re short, simple, and brandable.

Obviously, there are exceptions to these rules. But typically, the shorter and simpler your name, the easier it is for everyone to remember.

2. Avoid Words That Are Hard to Say or Spell

Voice to text and voice search is more popular now than ever before. So, it’s important to consider making your name easy to pronounce and hear.

To do this, avoid using:

  • Commonly misspelled words
  • Complex terms that are hard to spell
  • Words that have several pronunciations
  • Homophones like to, too, and two

Try to keep things as concise and simple as possible.

3. Consider Dog-Related Terms

Since you’re opening a dog training business, it might make sense to use dog or training-related terms in the name, especially if you’re feeling stuck. It may help to just start brainstorming terms, phrases, and words to get all your ideas down on paper.

A few examples of this could include; Bone-A-Fide Dog Training, Canine College, K9 Academy, Smart Paws Training, Wag Worthy Dog Training.

For a boost of creativity, expand use the thesaurus to find synonyms around the words of what your business does.  You can either use the thesaurus function from your word processor or thesaurus.com to come up with additional synonyms.

From there, you can cross off bad ideas or any terms you don’t like.

4. Phrases Your Audience and Competition Uses

Your business exists for your target audience, so it’s important to consider phrases and terms they use when finding a dog trainer.

There are quite a few places you can look to see what your customers (and competitors) are saying, including:

  • Facebook groups, posts, and stories
  • Forums related to the dog training business industry
  • Competitor websites, brochures, and flyers

Alternatively, you can ask friends or relatives in your target audience. Hearing it directly from them may help you brainstorm and narrow down your choices.

Remember to avoid anything limiting your business’s future growth if you decide to go in another direction down the road.

5. What’s Your Specialty?

Do you specialize in a particular genre or niche? Maybe you focus on hunting dogs or obedience training.

Regardless of your specialty, consider alluding to it in the name of your business.

6. Neighborhoods, Cities, and Nicknames

Including the name of your city, street, or neighborhood is an excellent way to encourage local shopping and create a strong sense of community in your area.

You can also think about nicknames for your city or neighborhood, as well. Here are some examples to use as inspiration:

  • Carolina’s Dog Trainer
  • Dog Training Elite Texas
  • East Coast Canine Training
  • Tampa Bay Dog Training

With that said, make sure the name you choose isn’t limiting if you decide to move or expand your dog training business down the road.

7. Incorporate Your Name

If you’re still struggling to find the perfect name, consider using your name, a nickname, or something personal and unique to you.

This is a fantastic way to build a personal brand if that’s something you want to do. Some great examples of this in action include:

  • Simon Says Dog Training
  • Scarlett’s School for Dogs
  • Reba’s In-Home Dog Training

If you go this route, keep in mind it may make it harder to sell your dog training business later on.

List of Catchy Dog Training Business Names

Here is a list of existing dog training business names that may help give you some creative ideas.  While many of these names may be available for you to use, be sure to check first to be sure they can be used.

  • A Better Companion
  • A Dog’s Tale
  • Ace Dog Training
  • Advanced Canine Development
  • Adventure Unleashed Dog Training
  • All About Dogs Indoor Training
  • Allegiance Dog Training
  • Alpha Dog Training
  • Alpha K Nine Training Center
  • Alpha Omega Working Dog
  • Asheville Dog Academy
  • Awesome Pawsabilities
  • Bad Dog
  • Bairds Waggin’ Dog Training
  • Bark Off
  • Bark School
  • Bark Yard Gang
  • Be A Better Dog K9 Training
  • Behavior Matters Academy
  • Best Buddy Dog Trainer
  • Best Friends Dog Training
  • Best Life K9 Training
  • Beyond Obedience Dog Training
  • BFF Dog Training
  • Bone-A-Fide Dog Training
  • Brookside Walk & Train
  • Bullet Proof Dog Training
  • Caliber Canine Training
  • Canine Center For Training
  • Canine College
  • Canine Dog Training
  • Canine Phd
  • Canine Sports Dog Training
  • Canine Training Solutions
  • Canine Tutors
  • Canines At Training
  • Carolina’s Dog Trainer
  • Champion K9 Companions
  • Chateau De Doggy Training
  • Class Act Dog Training
  • Clever Paws
  • Click Treat Play
  • Come & Train It K9
  • Companion Canines
  • Complete K9 Training
  • Corbritt’s Gun Dog Training
  • Courteous Canine
  • Crazy Pup School
  • Depaul K9 Academy
  • Desert Dog Mom
  • Diamond Dog Training
  • Disciplined K9
  • Dog 2 Dog Training
  • Dog Dynasty
  • Dog On It Training & Grooming
  • Dog School
  • Dog Trainer Pro
  • Dog Training Elite Texas
  • Dog Training In Your Home
  • Dog Zone Training & Activity
  • Doggy Do
  • Dogma Dog Training
  • Dogtastic Training
  • Double D Dog Training
  • Dynamite Dog Training
  • East Coast Canine Training
  • Endless Pawsibilities
  • Enlightened Hounds Dog Training
  • Enlightened K9 Training
  • Epic Dog Academy
  • Every Dog Training
  • Flash Dog Training
  • Found The Way Dog Training
  • Fuzzy Logic Dog Training
  • Gleason Dog Training
  • Go Fetch Run
  • Gold Coast K 9 Academy
  • Good Buddy Dog Training
  • Good Decisions Dog Training
  • Good Doggy Saratoga
  • Good Sit Good Stay
  • Gooddog Dog Training
  • Got Paws? Affordable Training
  • Guaranteed Dog Training
  • Happy Dog Basic Obedience
  • Happy Tails Training Co
  • Heel Stay Play
  • Highland Canine Training
  • Ideal Companion Dog Training
  • Idle Paws Dog Training
  • Inspired K9
  • Instinct Dog Behavior & Training
  • Ivy League Dog Training
  • K9 Academy
  • K9 Companions – Service Dog Training
  • K-9 Success Dog Training
  • K9 University
  • Keeping Faith K9 Training
  • Kentucky Dog Training
  • Key Canine Training
  • Kranky K9 Dog Training
  • Lead The Way Canine Training
  • Lead Your Dog
  • Licks & Loves Dog Training Service
  • Lifetime Dog Training
  • Lost Mountain Dog Training
  • Lucky Jack Dog Training
  • Maines K9 Training & Supply
  • Manners Matter Dog Training
  • Man’s Best Friend
  • Marj The Dog Trainer
  • Messy Dog Training
  • Minnesota Canine Consulting
  • Muse Dog Training
  • My Dog Trainer
  • My Dog’s Got Class
  • No Bark
  • Off Leash K9 Training
  • Oh Behave! Dog Training
  • Patriot Dog Training
  • Patriot’s Training Service Dogs
  • Pawsitive Edge Dog Training
  • Pawsitively Educated
  • Peaceful Dog Training
  • Pet Peeves Dog Training
  • PetImpact Dog Training
  • Precious Dog Training
  • Precious Paws
  • Pup U
  • Puppy Academy
  • Puppy Paw Training
  • Puppy-ology
  • Puptown Training
  • Quality Dog Training
  • Real World Dog Training
  • Rebas In Home Dog Training
  • Reset Dog Training Network
  • Responsible Dog & Cat Training
  • Scarlett’s School For Dogs
  • School 4 Paws
  • Shore K9 Obedience
  • Simon Says K9 Academy
  • Simple Solutions Dog Training
  • Sit Means Sit
  • Sit Service Dogs
  • Sit Stay Train & Play
  • Skilled Mutts Co
  • Smart Paws Private Training
  • Southern Oregon Dog Training
  • St. Louis Obedience Training
  • Sugar Paws Dog Training
  • Sully’s Dog Training School
  • Super Dog Training
  • Tailored Dog Training
  • Tampa Bay Dog Training
  • Tenacity Dog Training
  • Tender Loving Dog Training
  • The Dog House
  • The Dog Whisperer
  • There Hope Dog Training
  • Tip Top K9 Boise Dog Training
  • Tri-State K9 University
  • Valley Pet Institute
  • Wag Worthy Dog Training
  • Wagging Rights Dog Training
  • Wagging Success
  • Wagging Tail Dog Training
  • Way Of A Dog
  • Well Mannered Dog Training
  • Who’s A Good Dog?
  • Working Dog Rescue Academy

Finding the Perfect Name: Putting It All Together

By now, you should have a lengthy list of words, phrases, and terms you can use in your business name. At this point, I highly recommend going through and removing any that are hard to spell or pronounce.

Now, you can start combining pieces together until something stands out. It may help to create a list of potential names you can use. From there, you can narrow things down to your favorites.

But before you make your final decision, it’s important that your new name passes a few tests.

Say It Out Loud

Make sure you say your new name out loud. It may look great as a logo, domain name, and on a business card. But it also needs to sound good when you say it out loud.

You can also sit down with someone and talk about your business. Does saying the name in casual conversation sound natural? If not, you may want to consider something simpler or easier to say.

Logo Design

Lastly, think about how to incorporate your new name into a logo. Logos should be simple, memorable, and indicative of your brand.

Take Apple, for example. Their business name is easily incorporated into a logo. And today, it’s a household symbol that everyone immediately recognizes.

A logo is an important part of your brand identity, so don’t forget to consider turning your name into a memorable logo as you make your final decision.

Related: How to create a logo for your business

Is Your Dog Training Business Name Available to Use?

At this point, you should have several top considerations to choose from. And the best way to narrow it down further is to check each one for availability.

This step is vital because using a name that someone else is using could be very costly, time-consuming to rebrand your business, and possibly embarrassing. There are several places to look to check whether a name is available to use, so let’s walk through the most common ones.

Can the name be registered?

If you plan to register your dog training business name as a corporation or LLC, each state requires a unique company name. 
This makes it important to search the Secretary of State’s name database in the state you plan to register to ensure your name isn’t already in use. 
In most states, sole proprietorships and partnerships are required to register a Doing Business As (DBA) or Assumed Name if they aren’t doing business under the owner’s full first and last name.  A few states require them to use a unique name, while others will let you pick just about any name you choose. 
Related: How to check business name availability in your state

Is your dog training name already trademarked?

When searching for a name for your new dog training business, you need to make sure your new name isn’t trademarked by someone else. If it is, you may not be allowed to legally use it.
Thankfully the United States Patent Trademark Office (USPTO) makes trademark searching a breeze through their Trademark Database.
Remember that if a name doesn’t show up in this search, it isn’t necessarily available. Every business has some limited protection through a common law trademark. This means another business can’t open up shop down the street with the same name, as this creates confusion for customers.  Also, be sure to check local competitors by doing a Google search and looking through the Yellow Pages.
If your name is available and you want to protect it from being used by anyone else, you can register your name with the USPTO.

Related: How to check for a trademark

Is a domain name available with your business name?

A domain name is your business’s digital address. With so many people researching online, it’s crucial to make sure your dog training business name is also available as a domain name. 

Website addresses aren’t as critical as the first two searches, but it’s still worth doing as a domain can cost as little as $10 to pick up. Typically, you want your domain name to be “yourbusinessname.com” without any numbers, dashes, etc.

You can easily search for a domain using NameCheap’s domain name search tool. 

Hopefully, you now have some ideas to name your dog training business. Once you have this list narrowed down to just a few and researched that they are all available, start asking friends, family, and potential customers their thoughts to get feedback, and then pick your perfect dog training business name!

171 Tail-Wagging Dog Training Business Names

171 Tail-Wagging Dog Training Business Names

Greg Bouhl

Greg Bouhl

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