Doggie Play Time: Creative Ways to Use Your Smartphone for Your Dog
Dog owners are always looking for new ways to make their pups happy. Getting your dog outside and moving is good for their health, and taking your dog on walks, playing chase in the yard and getting out their excess energy is fun for you. But daily life can be draining; we don’t always have time to run around the yard with our dogs. However, technology is reinventing the way we play with our dogs through creative apps and games. Here are a few to download with just one click:
Apps for Dog Dates
DoggyDatez is the perfect app for owners who want their dogs to interact with others. The app uses GPS location to track where you take your pup in the real world. You can “mark your territory” to put your location into the app for other dog owners to find. The app also is a fun game for the owners through the accumulation of “dog miles,” which allow you to go into other marked territories for play dates. Search for users by owner age, owner gender, dog age, dog gender and dog breed. This allows you to chose the dogs you want to interact with based on your dog’s behavior. This app is a great blend of person-to-person and dog-to-dog interaction.
Using the well known website, the dogfriendly.com app is the one you need to find dog-friendly hotels, B&Bs, parks, attractions, beaches, stores and off-the-leash stores in your area. Whether you are going on vacation and need to find a hotel that will allow you to bring your dog or you are just looking for a dog-friendly restaurant, this app will give you the freedom to explore and bring your dog on a new adventure.
Is your pup full of energy? Get the Dog Teaser app to play different sounds that will get your dog moving. Sounds included are dog barking, door bell, door knock, meow, squeaky toy and dog whistle. Be sure to pair these noises with a toy or bone for your dog to play with. You’ll get Fido’s attention with each of the noises and can play however you choose.
SQUEAKER! Dog Toy Noise Maker is another dog toy app. This one opens up a squeaky toy on your screen that will make noise as you shake your phone. Your dog will love the noise, so be sure to be ready to play. You can choose from a variety of options in your virtual toy box, so your pup can play in different ways.
Apps for Dog Tricks
52 Dog Tricks is the app for any owner looking to teach their dog impressive and practical tricks. New owners with puppies will love the app because it starts at the basics: teaching your dog its name, to sit, to stay and to lie down. Designed as a year long program, you can teach your dog a new trick once a week. Or, go at your own pace and teach your dog a few tricks each week. Instructions are step by step and will give you tips on how to get your dog to follow your commands.
Technology for Playing
Each of these apps are easy to download and easy to use. Technology is making it easier for us to interact with our pets, so get out there with your pup and try these apps today.