If dogs would have quicker fingers, they would use these 3 mobile apps. However, their paws are more for digging, so they would recommend it for you. And they would say “thank you” by licking your face, if you would use them.
1. Pet First Aid can help you in case of emergency if there is no professional help nearby.
There is a list of emergencies in the app (like poisoning, overheating, injuries, burns, shock) and tips how to provide first aid for your dog.
Besides, there is information about what is normal dog’s temperature, pulse and how to measure it. You will also learn what is normal color of gums and what do changes in this color say. You can also enter your data and monitor your dog’s weight.
Price – $4. Users of iOS can download it from iTunes here.
2. iClicker has two nice functions: installed clicker and records of various sounds. If you don’t have a clicker, you can use the app – it won’t be very convenient, but you will understand the principle.
However, the most interesting part is sound recordings. You can find sounds that usually make dogs emotional: dog (small or large) barking, growling, cat purring, door bell, vacuum cleaner, baby crying, sirens, thunder, gun shot etc.
If your dog is sensitive and fearful in the presence of these sounds, you can use the app to make him feel more comfortable. Before starting desensitization, consult dog behavior specialist or learn the protocols of desensitizing yourself.
The app is free! Users of iOS can download it from iTunes here.
3. ClickStats is an app created by behavior analytic and world class dog trainer Laura VanArendonk Baugh, and if you are advanced in dog training, you will love it.
If you don’t want make a video recordings of you training sessions, but you care if your teaching is effective and your dog makes progress, use ClickStats to register your sessions.
You can set the timer on the app and train your dog using the clicker in the ClickStats. At the end of the session the program will give you the number of correct “answers” and mistakes your dog made, and will count the percentage of your success.
Based on it you can understand if your training is effective. Maybe you raised your criteria too soon, or maybe it’s time to do that and bring your dog to the next level? ClickStats will tell you that.
Price – $1.99. Users of iOS can download it from iTunes here.