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6 must-have apps for Canadian dog owners in 2023

Updated: Apr 28, 2023

As a dog owner, keeping track of your furry friend's well-being, behaviour, training progress, and whereabouts can be a lot to handle. Fortunately, the advancement of technology has made dog ownership more manageable than ever before.

There are many apps on the market that can help you take care of your dog, but some stand out from the rest. In this article, we will be discussing the four must-have apps for dog owners in 2023.

Puppr App:

The Puppr App is an essential app for new and experienced dog owners. It provides step-by-step video instructions to help you train your dog from basic obedience like "sit" and "stay" to advanced tricks like "fetch leash" and "sit pretty."

The app includes over 100 lessons taught by celebrity dog trainer Sara Carson & The Super Collies, making it a reliable and trustworthy source of dog training information. The Puppr Masterclasses provide in-depth guidance on topics like leash training taught by certified experts, and you can live chat with a team of world-class trainers to get your training questions answered.

You can track your pup's training progress, set reminders for your pup's potty and training schedules, and collect badges as you train and master new tricks. The app supports multiple dogs and even has a shop that includes hand-picked product recommendations from Sara and the team to help with your training.

GoDoggo App:

The GoDoggo App is a must-have for dog owners who love to take their dogs out and about with them. It is a dog-friendly city guide that helps you and your dog experience more of life together. The app features a dog-friendly map, making it easy for you to find dog-friendly locations in your local area. You can browse places to eat and drink, places to shop, services to visit, and things to do, all of which allow dogs. The app also lets you leave reviews for your favourite locations, so you can share your experience with other members.

Become a GoDoggo Club member to gain access to special features, exclusive offers, perks and more! The app is still in continued development with more fun and exciting features to come. Advanced list view, dog-friendly events, activity feed just to name a few of the upcoming features of the GoDoggo App.

Dogo App:

The Dogo App is one of the most downloaded dog training apps, with more than four million parents and their five million happy dogs. It has been chosen from among the more than two million apps currently available on the App Store as one of Apple's "Ones to Watch" apps for 2021.

The app offers professionally tailored programs for dog parents that are curated by experienced dog trainers and veterinarians. Users can also exchange their experiences with other dog parents and share videos and pictures of their pets. Your smart pet will learn obedience. With the Dogo App, you can choose what to teach your pup from the library of 100+ dog tricks with video instructions, ask for help from professional dog trainers, send a video exam to the Dogo trainer, and get feedback on your puppy's performance.

You can also use their built-in dog clicker and whistle to mark behaviour, reduce puppy training time, read their knowledge-based articles about dog obedience training, puppy behaviour, nutrition, or health.

Furbo App:

Furbo is an interactive dog camera that connects to the app and offers live HD video streaming, allowing pet owners to keep an eye on their dogs at all times. With two-way audio, owners can talk to their dogs and hear their responses, making them feel closer even when they're miles apart.

One of the most significant features of Furbo is the ability to toss a treat to the dog, even when the owner is not at home. This feature helps owners stay connected with their pets and rewards their furry friends for good behaviour. Additionally, pet owners can receive instant barking notifications when the dog barks, so they can keep track of their behaviour even when they're not around.

The Furbo app also allows pet owners to share photos and videos with family and friends, making it easier to show off their furry friend's latest tricks and activities. The app is easy to set up using Bluetooth, and once connected, owners can control the camera and monitor their pets through the app.


In 2023, the Rover app is the #1 pet sitting and dog walking app for pet owners who want trusted pet care in their neighbourhood. This app was created for dog people by The Dog PeopleTM, making it easy for pet owners to book and pay for pet care with peace of mind.

With over 300,000 pet sitters and dog walkers in the U.S., Canada, UK, and Europe, Rover makes it easy to book pet care you can trust. The app offers adorable photo updates, GPS tracking of your dog’s walk, an easy way to message sitters or manage your business, and a secure way to book and pay.

The Rover app is fast and easy to use. Pet owners can contact and message sitters and dog walkers right from the app, receiving messages from sitters when they're on the go. The app offers hassle-free and secure payments every time, and pet owners get a map of their dog's walk, pee/poo and food/water alerts, and a personalized note from their sitter or dog walker.

For pet sitters and dog walkers, the Rover app offers an easy way to manage their business. Sitters can send photos, videos, and messages to pet owners with just a few taps, and get paid on the go with the simple and secure Rover app. Sitters can seamlessly manage their business, even if they're at the dog park, and enable push notifications to respond faster than ever to booking requests. With Rover Cards, sitters can share information seamlessly with their clients.

The PetSmart app:

The PetSmart app is designed to be a one-stop-shop for all pet parents. Whether you're a new pet parent or a seasoned one, the app provides a wealth of information and resources to help you take care of your furry family member. With in-app shopping, you can conveniently browse and purchase all your pet's needs, from food and toys to grooming supplies and accessories. The app even offers a buy online pick up in-store option, allowing you to get your order in as little as one hour.

One of the standout features of the PetSmart app is its Treats loyalty program. By signing up, you can earn points every time you shop, which can be redeemed for exclusive discounts and rewards. Plus, you can manage your account and rewards directly through the app.

The app also allows you to book and manage grooming appointments, including rebooking options and appointment reminders. For pet parents who need to find a place for their dog to stay while they're away, the app offers a convenient way to check availability and book reservations at the PetsHotel. With these features and more, the PetSmart app is an essential tool for every pet parent looking to provide the best care for their furry friend.

Thank you to our community members on Instagram for recommending all of your favourite apps that make life easier with your furry family members. @thepawsomelifeofanniebananie, @oliver__thecorgi @behind.the.plate @maui.the.bernedoodle


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