As it pertains to Android dog training apps, this one right here is as basic as it gets, though underneath the simply designed surface lie a plethora of content crammed with heaps of useful information, including tips on how to prepare for the arrival of your newest family member, how to select the dog breed that is a perfect match for your lifestyle and your personality, and detailed tutorials to teaching your dog a wide range of trick from the most rudimentary (such as sit, come, and lie down) to the more complex.
2Pet First Aid – Red Cross
Seeing your furry friend wrestle with pain caused by an injury, an infection, or some sort of disease is absolutely soul-wrenching, so the moment you notice something unusual in your dog’s behavior – especially if it’s of the out-of-the-blue variety such as loss of appetite or apathy – you’d better start up your car and head to the vet’s office ASAP. Even if it’s a seemingly minuscule problem, it’s always better to be safe and sorry – which is why you should have the official Pet First Aid app courtesy of The American Red Cross right there on your Android phone. Pet First Aid brings you detailed and simple step-by-step instructions for handling everyday emergencies, a warning sign guide facilitating preventive care, loads of priceless advice on medication, euthanasia, and behavioral issues, first aid steps for more than 25 common situations with images, videos, and text, a database of emergency vet hospitals and dog-friendly hotels, tutorial videos for emergency situations (including size-specific CPR techniques), customizable pet profiles, and effortless vet appointment booking.
Taking your pup for a well-deserved walk is a great way for both of you to get some fresh air, socialize, and have a light workout. In case you were itching the know the distance you and your four-legged pal cover during your daily neighborhood-roaming routine, itch no more, because with MapMyDogWalk, you can track the time, distance, route, speed, pace of your walks, and even the amount of burned calories. Moreover, thanks to MapMyDogWalk’s Map Pins, finding the nearest dog parks, dog-friendly restaurants, water fountains, and waste bag dispensers will be a breeze.
4Dog Vacay – Boarding and Sitting
When you’re going away on a business trip or even better, on vacation, or if you’re such a devoted and caring puppy parent that you don’t want your tail-wagging bundle of cuteness to be alone for a single moment while you’re working hard, earning your daily bread and your dog’s daily treats, DogVacay will help you find the dog sitter of your dreams, ensuring that Fido will be in good hands. Dog sitters provide better, more reliable, significantly cheaper, and last not least more personal services than the majority of dog hotels, which is especially true when it comes to DogVacay’s more than 40,000 US-based and Canadian dog sitters boasting perfect five-star ratings. DogVacay’s trusted dog sitters offer a wide range of services including dog daycare, dog walking, dog boarding, pickups and drop-offs, grooming, and even trips to the wet. In DogVacay, you can search for the nearest dog sitters and narrow down your searches with filters for size and age accepted by the sitter, type of home, other dogs in the home, the sitters’ medical skills, and of course price. Before making a reservation, you can arrange a meet-and-greet with the chosen dog sitter, ask them any question via the app, and read the reviews fellow dog owners have written about them. Each reservation comes equipped with a premium pet insurance package, 24/7 customer support, and daily photo and video updates of your most loyal companion to ease your worries. To top it all off, DogVacay contains useful training tips and health maintenance guidelines, and packs a VacayCam boosted with attention-grabbing sound effects so that your doggie will look straight into the camera, allowing you to dazzle your Instagram followers and Facebook friends with your puppy’s mesmerizing eyes.
Just what the doctor (or rather the vet) ordered: an Android dog app specializing in puppy training! Puppy Training assists you in taking the first and most essential steps on your (hopefully) lifelong journey as a dog owner, including finding the best vet around, identifying and dealing with puppy separation anxiety, solving puppy nipping and biting issues, puppy socializing methods, tips on how to start walking your dog, and housetraining advice in the form of a 3-day toilet training program. Puppy Training also introduces effective measures against constant barking, shows you how to keep your puppy safe at home, includes a selection of fun, cognitive training games, and shares the secret of teaching your puppy basic commands such as “sit” and “stay”.
6PetCoach – Ask a Vet for Free
When something about your doggie dawg’s health, nutrition, or behavior permeates your mind with clouds of worry which only immediate assistance from a reliable and knowledgeable vet could dissolve, PetCoach will come to the rescue! Pet Coach – Ask a Vet For Free connects you with certified US vets, dog trainers, pet nutritionists, and miscellaneous experts, allowing you to ask any dog-related question anytime, anywhere – and get an answer for free! Moreover, PetCoach features thousands of questions and their corresponding answers submitted by fellow dog owners and hundreds of vet-authored articles touching on relevant subjects, often rendering the aforementioned vet assistance redundant. Still, it’s better to be safe than sorry, so whatever question you have, feel free to ask!
Dog Training – which should not be confused with the app we’ve already discussed that bares the same name – is a must-have app for all responsible dog owners, as it contains a wide range of training techniques for dogs of all ages, from puppy to senior. The most basic item among these techniques is a top ten list containing essential training tips that all dog owners must get acquainted with, though if you’re looking to take it a step further, you can also immerse yourself in more advanced dog whisperer training methods. Dog Trainer also gives you advice on the proper dog training tools, shows you how to stop Fido from barking like a mad dog from hell, and, on a lighter note, has a bunch of homemade dog food recipes so that you can spice up your pup’s diet with tasty and healthy delicacies. Speaking of pups, Dog Training trots out plenty of puppy-related advice, enlightening you on the most effective methods of putting an end to your little one’s biting and nibbling ways, and also gives you guidance on how to train your puppy to walk on a leash.
8Rover Dog Boarding & Walking
Rover Dog Boarding & Walking specializes in neighborhood-specific dog boarding, dog walking, house sitting, and dog day care services, allowing you to book pet sitters and dog walkers from a selection of 65,000 US-based, trusted specialists backed by a nationwide company. Rover Dog Boarding & Walking provides immensely professional and highly reliable services, as 95% of bookings arranged via the app received a five-star rating from dog owners. Apropos dog owners: using Rover Dog’s map, you can easily locate the nearest dog-related service you need, and filter your searches using different criteria such as your dog’s size and availability. Contacting your chosen dog walker is also a cakewalk – as in as simple as entertaining a dog for hours using nothing but a tennis ball -, and as you’d expect, each booking includes a premium pet insurance package, 24/7 customer support, and text, photo, and video updates of your furry friend so that his or her absence won’t sting so bad. Just to clarify what each service offered on Rover Dog Boarding & Walking means: dog boarding is when your dog stays overnight in the sitter’s home, house sitting is when the sitter comes over to your house to watch your dag, dog day care is when you drop off your dog in the morning at the sitter’s home and take him or her home after work, dog walking scores your dog a 30-minute stroll in the neighborhood, while drop-in visits ensure that your chosen pet sitter drops by your home multiple times a day – 30 minute for each – to feed and play with your dog.