WHICH ARE The Best Dog Apps for Pet Parents

Apps are everywhere! So it won’t come as any surprise that plenty of apps exist just for pet parents. With so many choices, which pet app should you get? We’re here to help. We’ve combed through the choices to tell you about our hands-down favorite dog apps. From training to health tips and even adoptions, each app makes your life—and your dog’s—a little easier.

Best Dog Training App


Puppr is a super-popular new app that includes step-by-step photo instructions and a built-in clicker to help you train your dog. The lessons cover everything from basic obedience like “sit” to advanced tricks like “skateboard.” If the trainer and dogs featured look familiar, it’s because they’re legitimate dog training stars: Sara Carson & The Super Collies (America’s Got Talent top 5 finalists)!

Best Dog Walking App

The Rover App, of course!

We’re not afraid to toot our own horn! There’s a reason the Rover dog walking app has an average rating of 4.9 stars with over 101,000 reviews. In fact, it’s the number one dog walking app available.

Much as you’d like to, you can’t always take your dog with you on outings or be home to take her for a walk midday. That’s where Rover can help. Our free app gives you access to the nation’s largest network of pet sitters and dog walkers.

Read reviews, browse photos, and message the perfect sitter for you, your dog, and your budget. Then, book and pay all through Rover’s secure app. It’s never been easier to find the best care for your best friend.

Best New Dog App of 2018


ScritchSpot is a one-stop resource for all things pets. Some of our favorite features include:

  • Interactive maps to find the best pet-friendly parks and businesses in your ‘hood
  • Built-in camera access with fun sound effects
  • Training and care guides
  • Pet profiles: save and share veterinary info and care notes in one spot

    Best Dog Whistle App


    iTrainer Dog Whistle & Clicker

    Do dog whistle apps work? The idea is that a high-frequency whistle can get dogs’ attention better than the human voice alone. These days, trainers consider whistles useful training aids alongside clickers. They both can be used as cues to reinforce good behavior, or to call dogs away from distractions.