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Apps for Dog Parents

Updated: Apr 6

If you have a dog, you know that pet parenting is a full-time job. Although being a dog mom (or dad) is one of the most rewarding jobs in the world, the responsibility of caring for another living being comes with a fair share of challenges.


You can make your job easier by using technology. With a smartphone, you can do anything from order groceries to book an international flight. Why not apply this convenience to caring for your four-legged children?

Apps for Pet Parents

INSTAGRAM

It may come as a surprise that this photo sharing app is #1 on this list, but there is so much potential for Instagram to add value to dog parents and their pets and Instagram is one of the most widely used applications in the entire world.


Users can snap a photo on their phone, enhance it with a filter, check into any location, tag friends, and share it with the world. Adding trending hashtags into a caption or a comment can promote a photo to reach millions of users.


So why does this matter to dog moms? The rise of influencer marketing on apps like Instagram has made it possible for your dog to have his or her own following. With a high enough following and engagement, your dog’s Instagram can turn into a full-time job, a side hustle, or a hobby that brings to you both. It can also create an online photo book of your bestie. Tag us in a post; and we will share your dog in our Instagram Stories!


ROVER

Find a pet sitter or dog walker on Rover

Going out of Town? Rover is the nation’s largest network of pet sitters and dog walkers. Within the app, you can create a profile for your pet(s); then filter services. For example, you can choose to have a pet sitter stay in your home, or you can drop off your dog at the sitter's pad. Rover also offers doggie daycare, drop-in visits, and daily dog walking services.


DOGO

Dogo is a dog training app designed to help you train your dog.

You don’t know what it’s like to train a dog, until you’ve trained a dog. Training can be one of the most rewarding aspects of being a pet parent, but the most challenging. It can be overwhelming to select a method and a trainer that works best for you and your pooch. Dogo is a dog training app.


It doesn’t get more convenient! The great thing about using a dog training app is the obvious convenience, but also the flexibility and mobility to train your dog whenever and wherever.


WAG

Wag dog walking app offers dog walking services at the click of a button.

For those who work outside the home; a dog walking app can be the difference between a happy dog and a stressed dog. Wag has revolutionized dog walking services. Wag provides “instant dog walkers” at the click of a button. This app allows you to book a dog walker on demand at any given time.


As soon as your request is entered, Wag locates an eligible walker in your area and dispatches them to your house in as little as 15 minutes. Then, Wag updates you with a live GPS tracker in real time (and even sends pee and poop notifications). The best part is the report card your dog gets at the end of the walk which includes a new photo every time!


CHEWY

One stop online shopping for your pets: food, toys, medicine and accessories.

Never run out of dog food again with Chewy. Chewy is basically the Amazon of dog supplies. You find everything from dog beds to raw food at Chewy; and now you can access everything Chewy has to offer via their mobile app.


What we love about this app is the way they categorize products, making it super easy to navigate and shop. Add what you need to your cart and check out super quickly. Shipping is extremely fast like Amazon too!


WHISTLE

GPS tracking for your pets via their collar.

Whistle pairs with your dog's collar and use GPS to track their whereabouts. It can even track how much rest and exercise your pet is getting! If you hike or go on runs this is a must. Now, at first I thought this was silly, but with all the features attached to these devices, it's definitely a must buy (especially for those of us with escape artists).


The collars have functions that help you with training with a sound that can beep on command and a light that is all app controlled. I'm not sure keeping a Fitbit like tracking of your dog's activity is that important, but it does allow some insights on your dog's behaviors and you can always download the data for your vet visits.


PET CUBE

This is a security camera that has the ability to shoot treats at your pets. You have 2-way communications and can load the device up with your pets favorite treats. As we start to return to work after working from home this last year; separation anxiety has become a major issue for many furkids.


Pet Cube is here to solve that problem! You have the ability to talk to your pet and have them sit, stay, or whatever command you want and then you can flick the app and a treat pops out! I'm sure a few pups might wonder what this magical treat giving device is, but they will love it. It also can be used as a home security device.


WYZE

The Wyze Cam is a great alternative to those super expensive pet-focused cameras and apps. Wyze Cam starts at $19.99 and the most expensive item they have sells for $29.99.


Now your first thought; this camera must be cheap for a reason - the answer is NO. First, it has some awesome features you'd end up paying a ton for with one of those pet treat dropper cameras. It also has the ability to have two-way conversations via the app.


You can say "Hi" to your pups or just check in! The video is absolutely beautiful at 1080p (with nightvision capability). And just in case you forgot it's only $19.99. AND If you upgrade to the $29.99 option; you'll have a camera with 100-degree rotation and scan.


PAWPRINT

Keep track of your pet's vital information on the PawPrint App

The PawPrint is designed to help you keep track of your pet's health records, birthday, weights, and more! It's hard to keep track of your pet's last appointment, vaccination, and vital information. That's why the PawPrint was developed. The app is designed to make getting your dog's records easy. Just a few clicks and they send a request to your veterinarian.


You can even add your pets insurance information. You can share this information with a pet sitter. Also, this app isn't just for dogs, you can add anything from horses to reptiles to cats!


PUPPR

Puppr is a step by step photo instruction dog training app

Puppr is a step-by-step photo instruction that contains a clicker to help you train your dog. The app covers everything from basic training like “sit” to advanced tricks. Puppr coolest features include:

  • Over 50 tricks taught by the experts

  • Live chat to answer your training questions

  • Track your progress and record the tricks your dog has mastered

  • Daily training reminders

  • Shop with product recommendations to boost your training game


SCRITCHSPOT

ScritchSpot is a one stop app for pet parents

ScritchSpot is a one-stop resource for everything pet-related. Some of our customers’ favorite features include:

  • Interactive maps to find the best pet-friendly parks

  • Built-in camera with fun sound effects

  • Training and care guides

  • Pet profiles with veterinary info and care notes in one spot


TRACTIVE

Tractive lets you record the distance, route, and duration of every walk you take with your dog. It’s an excellent way to ensure that you and your pup gets the proper amount of exercise, so you can hold each other accountable.


You can even take photos to share beautiful scenery with friends and family, and track your dog’s bathroom schedule for health records.


ITRAINER

A high-frequency whistle can get your dogs’ attention, which is why trainers consider whistles alongside clickers to make excellent tools to train your dog. They both can be used as tools to reinforce good behavior or to get your dog's attention.


Install iTrainer to find how well your dog responds to sound. In addition to the whistle and clicker, the app has squeaky toy sounds and other sound effects to captivate your dog.


BRINGFIDO

When it comes to bringing your dog on a vacation with the whole family, there are a lot of things to consider, such as dog-friendly restaurants, hotels, and much more. With this app, you can search by location with a filter for dog size, price, and accommodation. It’s worth exploring more to find the best place that you can join with your companion.


PET FIRST AID

If something is wrong with your dog, then it makes sense to search for a solution. Whether that accident involves a car accident or a cough, this free app from the Red Cross can answer any question. There’s also step by step instructions for a variety of situations and videos to demonstrate what to do to save your dog's life. You can also track the closest pet hospital in case of emergency.


HUMAN TO DOG TRANSLATOR

Do you ever wish you can talk to your dog? Well, this is a dog sound translator, which tells you exactly what your dog is thinking. The whole point of the apps is to have fun and to utilize the library of "barks" to play with your dog.


WERESCUE

WeRescue is similar to a dating app, but it caters to finding the perfect dog. The idea is to swipe your way through pet photos until you find the perfect match. Even if you are not ready to have a canine companion, you can still explore what’s out there by setting up a filter to find a dog based on its size, breed, and personality. If you want to branch out from dogs, you can search for cats or horses.


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