A vast majority of us love pets or at least want to own them. If you just got yourself a puppy, you would know that it’s no easy task to train these adorable animals. But there are a few ways to make this job easier on you, thanks to the advent of modern technology. Over at the Google Play Store, we can find hundreds of apps designed to train dogs and to keep them entertained. We are going to discuss a handful of such apps today.
Naturally, not all the apps we mention here will serve the same purpose. But it will no doubt give you some crucial knowledge to make sure your pets behave and learn the tricks that other pups are learning. Bear in mind that merely getting an app won’t promise your dog to learn tricks overnight. It’s a due process and takes a fair bit of patience if you’ve just recently bought a pet home. These are excellent additions to your list, so we suggest you have a good look at all of them.
5 best dog training apps for Android
As the name suggests. this is an app that is meant to teach discipline to your pup or grown dog. It comes with a varied set of features which offer all the tools necessary to a dog owner in teaching their dog some new tricks and basic discipline. There are multiple categories here ranging from the leash to biting. There’s also a feature called Dog Whisperer, which will be instrumental in helping your dog. The app also comes with detailed instructions on how to make your dog bark less and/or stop barking at a given scenario.
It’s a pretty convenient application to have, considering the kind of feature set it brings to the table. Training a dog is not exactly an easy task. Keeping this in mind, it behooves dog owners to learn from the experts. The app is a result of years of knowledge and learnings which is now being passed on to the world. It’s a free app, which is a very good thing. However, the app was updated over a year ago, so there might be some quirks with the app. The app comes with ads, so you will have to contend with them while using the app. We’re not aware of a pro version of the app as of yet, so this is all you have at the moment. The app is compatible with devices running Android 4.0.3 and up.
This is a slightly different app compared to the one we spoke about above, and it pertains to emitting a sound that only dogs can hear. This can be used to attract your canine’s attention when it is wandering off. This app serves multiple purposes, and you can also use it to ward off other dogs if they’re barking at your or at your dog. If you’re wondering, the sounds that the app emits can only be heard by dogs. Due to the frequency it’s at, humans can practically not hear it. The app emits sound waves ranging between 100 to 22000 hertz.
This is pretty much everything the app can do. Although it might seem like the app doesn’t offer much, the fact that it is capable of teaching your dogs new tricks is a pretty big deal. Further, if you have an annoying dog at your neighborhood that refuses to shut up, the app can come in handy. It’s a free app, although there are ads here. The company also offers in-app purchases along with the app so that you can unlock a variety of new features. It has already been downloaded over 5 million times, so it’s a mightily popular app on the Play Store right now.
The namesake of the first app that we mentioned on this list, Dog Training basically uses the same strategy as the app above, but comes in a simplistic package, in order to make it easier for the users to understand the contents better. This means there are no flashy UI elements here. Just a simple app, that will give you all the information you need on dog training. The developers set a decent ground work before you can actually go ahead and start teaching your dog some tricks. There’s a category called “Preparing” which talks precisely about this.
Using this app, users will be able to teach their dogs to sit, heel, lie down, and listen, most importantly. It’s a pretty nifty app to have, especially if you’re new to the world of dogs and can have some much-needed knowledge about teaching the canines a few tricks. The app comes with a consistent rating of 4.7 on the Google Play Store, which is a testament to its popularity among the users. It’s a free app, but you will have to contend with a couple of ads here and there. The app was updated only today, so you have much reason to try this out. The app is compatible with devices running Android 4.0.3 and above, so a wide range of devices are covered here.
This is a comprehensive dog training app as it guides you through the process of learning about a specific breed of dog. You will have to input the breed and the gender of the dog to get a detailed rundown of how it’s faring in its training. Some intricate tricks like diving, catching a disc, as well as obedience is trained into dogs using this particular application. Think of it as a fitness tracker app, but for dogs. What makes this app even special is the fact that there are specific videos on board to teach you exactly what you need to know.
The app hasn’t been updated since July last year, which could prove to be a problem, especially if there are any bugs on board. The app has reviews averaging 3.8, which isn’t ideal. However, these aspects cannot take away the fact that this is a pretty stellar application to teach your dog some news tricks. A wide number of devices are compatible with the application, so the developer hasn’t mentioned if there’s any specific Android version required to run this app. But if you own a device that you bought in the last couple of years, the app should work just fine on your device. The last update to the app brought the ability to log in locally to the application without requiring an internet connection. This is a handy feature to have if you’re not surrounded by the internet at all times. Be sure to check out the app from the Play Store.
This is a pretty conventional way to teach your dog some new tricks. The developer mentions that this method has been in existence for quite some time now. The app pretty much allows you to make the sound of a clicker, and adjust the volume if need be. This is an old school way of teaching your dog a few tips, devoid of any unnecessary clutter. It must be noted that this app is only helpful if your dog already knows a trick or two as it can be quite difficult (compared to the other apps) to teach new tricks with just a clicker sound. But with that being said, this method has been used since time immemorial, and there’s no reason why it wouldn’t work for you.
Since this is a no frills application, users have been fairly generous towards it in terms of reviews. The app currently enjoys a healthy rating of 4.1 out of 5. So you know for sure that the users here have tried out the app and can personally vouch for its performance and quality. It’s a free app naturally, although you will find advertisements along the way. Given the nature of the app, not much needs to be changed. Perhaps this is why it hasn’t been updated since January 2015. That’s not particularly a problem given that the app does exactly what it’s supposed to. The app will work with any device running Android 3.0 and up, which is a bonus as it basically covers devices that were produced more than four years ago. The app basically makes a standard clicker obsolete and gives you the liberty to use a clicker whenever you want. This is one of the must try apps if you’re a dog owner. Be sure to check it out from the Play Store.