6 Senior-Friendly Apps That Make Pet Care a Breeze

Dogo App

Whether you have a young pup who needs to be potty-trained or want your longtime companion to learn a few new tricks, the Dogo app is a handy tool to have. There are over 70 tricks and lessons for your pup, feedback from dog trainers, and weekly challenges. You can even talk to other dog parents through the app. Depending on your dog’s level of skill, you can follow different lessons like Basic Obedience, Little Helper and Stay Active. The app is free but does have a premium for-purchase option that unlocks more tricks, provides personalized feedback and gives unlimited training lessons.


PetCoach by PetCo

Anyone with a pet knows how helpful it’d be to have a vet on speed dial for any questions or concerns. With the PetCoach app, that can be a reality. This free app provides direct advice from certified U.S. veterinarians, trainers and pet nutritionists. That means you can ask even the most minor questions anywhere, anytime. This app has an impressive 4.7- star rating. Plus, it’s a resource for all pets — not just dogs!


iTrainer Dog Whistle & Clicker

Many trainers will tell you that clickers and whistles are helpful when trying to teach your dog new tricks. Instead of going out to buy a new clicker contraption, the free iTrainer Dog Whistle & Clicker app allows you to access clicker sounds along with 40 additional training sounds. There is also a squeaky toy sound your pup is sure to love, along with the option to record your own sounds.



Imagine a social media profile for your pet. That’s just what the free BarkHappy app is, but with so many more features. Once you create your dog’s profile, other members can interact with your pup and you can discover other pet lovers in your community. You can also use the app to find pet sitters and walkers, care services, pet stores, and vets.



If you’re a visual learner, the Puppr app provides video lessons with step-by-step instructions and a built-in clicker to help teach your dog tricks from basic obedience to more advanced tricks. There’s even help on-demand for trickier lessons, a curated shop for pets and a reminder function for your pup’s potty-training schedule. The free version of the app gives access to 14 lessons and commands, but for all 57 lessons (and additional interactive features!), the cost is $16.99 per month or $99.99 per year.


Pet First Aid

The American Red Cross is known for being a well-known source for emergency practices and response, so it only makes sense their fully free Pet First Aid app would be worth downloading. With videos, interactive quizzes and step-by-step advice, this app puts vet recommendations for everyday emergencies in the palm of your hand. Plus, you can learn first aid steps for over 25 common pet situations, find out common toxic substances and locate your nearest emergency vet hospital or pet-friendly hotel.

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