5 Must-Have Dog Apps for Every Paw-rent
We’re guilty of it. Everyone we know is guilty of it. And we’re pretty darn sure that you’re guilty of it too. Our furry friends dominate the photo gallery on our smartphones, especially when they’re of the canine variety. What can we say, right?
We’re suckers for cuteness.
But if there’s one improvement we can add, that would be the addition of cool apps to make us better paw-rents.
Thankfully, the wizards of tech have made our lives easy with a slew of dog-related apps that we as pup parents appreciate from the bottom of our hearts, from learning what our pets do when we’re not around to browsing the animal version of Booking.com.
Here are five of our favourites:
We get it. Travelling during a pandemic right now is out of the question. Even if you could afford the cost of quarantine stays, that total waste of time is no fun. But when travel picks up, is there any better vacay buddy than your pup?
BringFido helps you to find pet-friendly hotels, restaurants, parks, and beaches easily. You can search and sort hotels based on distance, popularity, rating, and price, with filters that let you select hotels that welcome big dogs and multiple pets.
Even cooler? The app helps you search nearby attractions, dog events, and helpful sources like dog walkers, groomers, vets, and pet supply stores.
One of the greatest joys in our life is to watch our dogs eat, except when it’s stuff that they’re not supposed to, like the gunk that they accidentally polished off the floor.
iKibble is the answer to your dietary dilemma when it comes to your doggo. In this free app, you can quickly check foods like meat, dairy, fruit, vegetables, and grains to see if your dog can eat them or not.
A built-in search function lets you find a specific food. And you can immediately check if a particular food is alright to feed your pup based on the health rating system and dog approval sounds.
Get iKibble on the App Store.
3) Furbo Dog Camera
It’s something every dog parents face – wondering what exactly it is our fur-kids do when we’re not around.
To help you answer that age-old question is Furbo Dog Camera (which, by the way, you need a Furbo camera worth $349.90 for). This interactive puppy monitor has live HD video streaming and two-way audio. Oh, and wait for it, an app-controlled treat dispenser to reward your pup if they’ve been good boys or girls.
Our favourite part? The app sends instant notifications when your dog barks, ensuring that you’ll never feel far away from your pet ever again.
Is your dog stubborn? Or are you not sure what to teach your pup?
Then the Dogo app might come in handy for your dog training routine. The app features over 100 dog tricks, including commands, games, potty training, and even personal feedback from dog trainers, making it your one-stop guide on how to become a responsible dog owner.
There’s a built-in clicker that can help you mark behaviours with a variety of sound options, as well as video exams that are reviewed within 12 hours by certified dog trainers – from obedience training to advanced dog tricks.
5) Tractive Dog Walk
For frequent dog walkers who have always felt the need to track your daily walks, you should download the Tractive Dog Walk app pronto.
This app lets you record your regular route, distance, and the duration of each walk to see how much your exercise beloved pooch is getting and if they need more minutes to lose some of that chonky weight.
The neat thing about the app is that you can log where your dog usually pees or poos, and based on that marker, you can probably start to predict where their favourite toilet spot is.