Who doesn't love a puppy or a dog - without a doubt man's best friend. Unconditional love, sloppy wet kisses, warm, soft, always wants to cuddle and will never turn you down when you ask it to play - try to find a human companion that will offer you the same deal! From the time we decide to purchase a dog, pick out the breed of dog we want, train our furry friend, and keep them healthy, we all need help along the way - we have Apps for that.
We can turn our smartphone into a wealth of 'knowledge in our pocket' via the use of the right Apps. Helping us with our puppy or dog is no exception. There were not as many Apps as one may think for dogs, but I tried to pick out ten Apps that will help make choosing, training, and living with your new friend as much fun as possible. Remember that a dog is a living, breathing, animal that has feelings and as such should be treated with love and respect. These Apps are no substitute for your professional Veterinarian's advice - and everybody that owns a dog should have a Vet that they can call with any problems or questions that may arise.
Dog Breeds, HD Dogs Catalog
Dog Breeds, HD Dogs Catalog is just that - a catalog of dog pictures that come in HD quality that you can download free. Search, find, and save your favorite images to your Gallery. From there you can email and text these beautiful animals to your friends or set an image as your wallpaper directly from within the App.
Petsie Dog Breeds
Petsie Dog Breeds gives you access to hundreds of dog breeds and high quality pet images from over 110,000 pet profiles and over 1.5 million pet pictures. The profiles look at both puppies and grown up dogs on the www.petsie.org website. The most popular are German Shepard, Golden Retriever, Labrador, Chihuahua, etc. This is a beta App so please send any feedback so they can make the App even better.
Dog Breeds provides a description of the many different dog breeds. With this App you can search by name, category, or traits. Looking for a dog by size - Small, Medium, Large, or Giant? Search by traits - Kid Friendly, Intelligence, Hypoallergenic, Guard or Watchdog, Easy to Train, or by Popularity. Possibly, you know the Group of dog - Herding, Hound, Non-Sporting, Sporting, Terrier, Toy, or Working dogs.
Dog Breeds is an educational App that will test your knowledge about the different dog breeds - Features 337 dog breeds and over 700 dog images. The game has several lengths - 10, 20, 30, 40, and 50. Difficulty levels, online score board, searchable galleries, user-to-user challenges, and informational links for most items. Save HD images to your SD card, and share photos via email or text. Google Play has an extensive FAQ area that should take care of any questions you might have about the Apps operation.
Talking Ben the Dog Free
Okay, yes I know this is only a fun App, but we all need some fun once in a while! Apparently over 50+ million downloaders agree with me as well - almost 424,000 users took the time to review this App and it averaged a 4.4 out of 5.0 rating. As one reviewer put it, "This game has changed my life - not - but it's the coolest game of the talking animals." Ben is a retired chemistry professor that likes to read his newspaper, eat, and drink. If you bother him enough he will repeat what you say, poke or tickle him, or even call him on the phone. Watch him mix up chemicals in his lab for some fun effects and after he eats, he will even let out a big belch for you...lots of fun here.
Dog Whistle Free
Dog Whistle Free - Yes, you read that correctly - this is a Dog Whistle App that has been downloaded over 1 million times with over 29,000 reviews. They are claiming this App can help you train your dog - whistle when they do something bad, to stop barking, or to learn new tricks. You can adjust the frequency that you dog best responds to - 5 kHz, 10 kHz, 15kHz, or 20kHz.
Dog Training - This App will help you muddle your way through the task of training your puppy or dog. Obedience training is one of the most important aspects of owning a dog - a well-trained dog is a happier dog. During the dog training, the dog gets what it craves more than anything, time spent with its owner, and a well-trained dog is happier because there is less need to discipline them, and in the end they can be allowed more freedom because you know that they will behave. And your visitors will certainly appreciate it as well. Look up the area you want help in and the App will give you detailed information.
PupTox - is a new App, but one that looks very promising and is a great idea to have on you should your pup or dog get into something they should not have eaten. It categorizes a listing of over 250 things that may be toxic to both dogs and cats. If you, for example, are looking to buy some new plants, check them out first in PupTox to make sure they are safe for your dog or cat, or even check about certain leftovers that may not be healthy for your pet.
MapMyDogWalk - Here is an App brought to us by Subaru and it claims to make your dog walking both fun and informative. You can track your route, time, distance, speed, pace and calories in real-time using your GPS enabled device. If your smartphone supports Bluetooth 4.0 LE, you can now connect to a compliant Heart Rate strap as well. The strap needs to be purchased separately, of course.
GRAB IT HERE ON GOOGLE PLAY!
Pet First Aid
Pet First Aid - Hopefully, you will never need this type of App while you own your dog, but it is nice to have on hand for an emergency. This App is loaded with detailed videos and step-by step illustrations so you will know exactly what to do in an emergency. You can also see how to properly muzzle, restrain, how to perform CPR, bandaging and much more! This App will cost you $2.99 and all articles, videos and illustrations can also offer offline access.