Updated: Apr 5
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?
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!
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.
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.
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!
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 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.
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.
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.
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!