5 Best Dog Apps that Every Pet Parent Should Have

Best Dog Apps    By Yasmita Kumar    

Dogs really are a man’s best friend, and for some, there's nothing like hearing the bark of your dog when you get home from a long day.

Caring for pets at home can be tricky, to say the least. This is especially true if you have more then one pet as each one requires personalised care.

Caring for pets also means tending to their specific breed needs. Although all dogs fall under the category of dogs, their breeds make them different from one another, and so the way they are looked after will be different.

Statistics have indicated that between 2017-2018, 45% of households had pets. Out of the 45%, 26% of pets were dogs and 18% cats. The figures also showed a spiked interest in other animals that are slowly becoming popular pets such as birds, snakes, tortoises & turtles.

Keeping pets can be quite fun, and they slowly become a part of the family. However, trying to keep them in good health is vital. Dog, as we know, are prone to ticks and fleas, which is a significant issue most dog owners face. Several apps can help you care for your dogs and help you better manage their care.

Pug is staring at a laptop screen5 Best Dog Apps for Pet Parents

Best Dog Apps

Apps have become indispensable for most areas of our lives and our pets are no exception.  Here are several apps that can help you care for your dogs and manage your time and their care at the same time


Available: Google Play

When looking after dogs at home, you need to consider other environmental factors that can be worryingly harmful to your pets. For example, dogs are allergic to chocolate and will become sick as a result of eating it.

This will cause them to have very unpleasant symptoms, such as vomiting and diarrhoea. Apps like Puptox can help you stay on top of toxic food and plants that are around your dog.

The app offers guidance and advice concerning the type of plants to keep your pets away from along with a directory of over 205 toxic items.


Available:  App Store

If you love showing your dog off at parties and the cool party tricks it is capable of doing, this is an app for you. Puppr is a super popular app amongst dog owners that helps you train your dog.

The app includes step by step photo instructions and a built-in clicker to help you train your dog. The lessons differ from one another and offer a different level of training from beginner to advanced.

Teach you basic dog obedience like sitting when told to and advanced tricks like shaking hands and kissing.

The Rover app

Available:  App Store or Google Play

The Rover app is the number one dog walking app that is currently available on the app store. It has gained a 4.9-star rating and is a popular download amongst dog owners.

As life gets busy, it's hard sometimes to give your dog the time and attention it needs. This app will help you keep your dog fit and healthy by helping your dog get the outdoor time it needs. The app connects you to the nation's largest network of pet sitters and dog walkers.

The app lets you read reviews and browse photos of your sitter, allowing you to message and pick the right one for you in your budget through the app. Once you are happy, you can book and pay for their services through the app, making life easier and your dog more comfortable.

Now there's no need to feel guilty about going out and leaving your dog at home alone.


Available:  App Store
$69.95 USD     €49.99

Managing our health has become a big part of our lives thanks to fitness trackers and wearables, so why not do this for your dog too. Tractive lets you track your dog walks.

This handy app enables you to record the route, distance, and duration of your dog walks, which is an excellent way to keep track of your dogs exercise.

The app provides you with useful data such as annual distance walked, time measures and other insights. The app also allows you to take pictures of your dog helping you track its progress and changes. 


Available App Store for IOS

Last, but not least in our list of best dog apps is BringFido, an application that makes it easy to travel with your dog.  Leaving your dog at home while you go on vacation doesn't have to be so heartbreaking anymore. You can now take your dog with you on holiday thanks to BringFido.

BringFido can tell you the best dog-friendly hotels and restaurants at your desired destination, making traveling with your dog more comfortable. The app lets you search by location using built-in filters to find the best dog-friendly accommodation. 

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Author Bio (Best Dog Apps)

Yasmita is a writer who has been writing about various topics over many years now. I enjoy writing about my hobbies which include technology and its impact on our everyday life. Professionally I write about Technology, Health and Fashion and previously worked for the NHS.

About Janice (author and voice behind this site)

Having lived with dogs and cats most of her life, Janice served as a veterinary technician for ten years in Maryland and twelve years as a Shih Tzu dog breeder in Ohio.

Her education includes undergraduate degrees in Psychology with a minor in biology, Early Childhood Education, and Nursing, and a master's in Mental Health Counseling.

She is a lifelong learner, a dog lover, and passionate about the welfare of animals. Her favorite breed for over 50 years has been the Shih Tzu, but she has also lived with Poodles, Maltese, Yorkshire Terriers, Beagles, English Bulldogs, Carin Terriers, and a Cocker Spaniel.

When not writing, reading, and researching dog-related topics, she likes to spend time with her eight Shih Tzu dogs, husband, and family, as well as knitting and crocheting. She is also the voice behind Miracle Shih Tzu and Smart-Knit-Crocheting

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