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8 Best Android and iPhone Dog Walking Apps

Walking your dog or someone else’s dog doesn’t have to be stressful. As you learn about each animal’s personality and needs, making your time together fun and easy, looking at your smartphone can also help.

Here are several mobile apps on Android and iOS, from route trackers and training tools to social platforms, all ideal for dog walkers.

1. Dog Walk

 

If you want to monitor the route, distance, and time of your walk with your dog, try the Dog Walk app.

First, you need to add at least one dog, as well as as much information about it as possible, including a cute photo. Each dog you add has its own profile that is updated with each walk. Your device’s location must be active for Dog Walk’s tracker to function. Then, just tap Start on your departure and the app will track your progress.

Whenever the dog does something, you can tap on the relevant icon so the app can mark the location and give you a total at the end of the walk. There’s also a camera button for quick photos with your puppy, as well as the ability to share your walking route in real time.

All routes are recorded in My Walks, allowing you to track your activities and plan your next adventure. You can even connect with other Dog Walk users to turn the app into a social experience.

Download: Dog Walk for Android | iOS (Free)

2. Doggy Logs

 

Doggy Logs has the same features as Dog Walk, including GPS-tracked routes with convenient buttons, a log of recent walks, and the ability to add several pets and their owners if you are a professional dog walker.

Doggy Logs also allows you to enable additional features such as home visits, pickups, and drop-off trackers. If you also use the service’s website, you can even create a personalized checklist for each pet in your care.

Browser-based apps are especially good for dog walking businesses because you can create profiles for different dog walkers, as well as sort them and your pets into manageable groups. Your mobile app will reflect your overall choices.

Dog walker trackers are great tools, especially for active pets and their families.

Download: Doggy Logs for Android | iOS (Free, in-app purchases available)

3. Dog Clicker

If the dog you’re walking response to the clicker, or you want to train it to do so, you don’t have to buy the actual tool. You can get it for free on your phone.

When out with your pet, turn up the volume and simply tap the screen to make a clicking sound. This software has nothing other than optional personalized ads.

Download: Dog Clicker for Android (Free)

4. Dog Whistle

If you prefer whistling rather than clickers, or prefer to combine the two methods in dog walking and general training, check out Dog Whistle. It’s as simple as Dog Clicker, letting you turn the whistle on and off just by tapping the icon, and adjusting the frequency before and after the whistle starts.

Download: Dog Whistle for Android (Free)

5. Puppr

 

Teaching your dog to behave well and respond to commands can ensure a pleasant coexistence, but it is also useful for dog walkers to know some basic techniques if only to be able to control the dog they are caring for.

Puppr is one of the best mobile apps in this regard, as it is filled with step-by-step instructions on how to train your dog for various lessons, including “come”, “stay”, “leave” and “take the leash”.

The app has a built-in clicker and badge that you can earn as your dog’s training progresses, and you can use these badges against multiple pets. See what each animal needs to learn in a calm walk and teach them when you’re out together.

Download: Puppr for Android | iOS (Free, in-app purchases available)

6. Dogo

 

Another dog training app you must try is Dogo. It has its own clicker and lots of courses to teach your pet or four-legged client. There are training sessions for every need, such as “Pleasant Walk” and “Impulse Control”. Unfortunately, you’ll need a subscription to access any of them, though, it does offer a seven-day free trial.

Among Dogo’s free features, there is a feature that records your pet’s training progress while recording its health. You can add and track its weight while also monitoring any appointments or symptoms.

Overall, the app is very user-friendly and a great help for dog owners and dog walkers, but it’s clearly designed for people who are happy to pay for pet training.

Download: Dogo for Android | iOS (Free, subscription available)

7. Rover

 

If you really want to walk your dog for a living, make sure you have Rover on your phone. It is a platform that brings together pet owners and cat and dog caregivers.

Once you install the app, you can register as a dog walker, as well as a temporary caregiver, babysitter, and boarder. With Rover, you can create a professional profile, book dog walks, receive payments and reviews, and more. Although there are some drawbacks like customers being unable to edit testimonials, this social app is a top choice for pet lovers.

Download: Rover for Android | iOS (Free)

8. PetBacker

 

Try different pet care service platforms to find the one that best suits your lifestyle. PetBacker is worth a look because it’s popular and quite versatile.

You can include a lot of details in your dog walking profile, such as why you enjoy being with animals, the distance you’re willing to travel, the size of the dog you accept, the breed you have experience with, and the best DIY wearables you can make for your dog.

Again, all interactions, from information to payments, take place through the app, so you can run your entire business through PetBacker. It’s not a bad deal for a free dog service.

Download: PetBacker for Android | iOS (Free)

You can take your dog walking activity to the next level

The aforementioned mobile apps will make your life easier as a dog walker, whether you own a puppy or love to help people take care of their puppy. It’s a fun hobby that can turn into a rewarding career if you take the right steps.

For this path, it is a good idea to gain proper dog training experience and qualifications. Also, be realistic about what kind of dog you can handle. If you have a car, make sure it is safe for dogs. Taking steps like this builds a solid foundation for your dog walking business and assures customers that their pets will be well cared for.