Best iPhone Apps for Dog Lovers

iphone dog apps

1. Off Leash – Eukanuba’s “Off Leash” app locates the five nearest to your location and provides driving directions to get there.

2. Cesar Says – The “Cesar Says” Dog Whisperer app offers sound bites from the famous pack leader, while a tap or shake of the phone will generate Millan’s trademark “tsst!” warning noise.

3. Dog First Aid – This app will help you with what to do until you can get some proper veterinary help. Offering fast and clear advice for the most common dog emergencies.

4. PetMinder – PetMinder schedules reminders for events related to your pet, such as vaccinations, grooming, training sessions, play dates and more, with e-mail reminders.

5. Pet Services Finder – Pet Services Finder will help you find all things mutt, such as dog walkers, sitters, groomers, vets and even pet-friendly hotels with the ability to search via zip codes and see reviews of the services from other users.

6. Dog Tricks – Best of 101 Dog Tricks – Dog training is easier with an app on your phone with a dog log of training activities.

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pekingese puppy

The Pekingese is a proud and confident dog who is sensitive and affectionate to his owner. They are quite often a one-person dog, and is generally wary and aloof with strangers. They make a good watchdog because they are loyal and fearless, and they will bark at any suspicious sound or movement. They can sometimes bark too much. The pekingese is a wonderful companion who will stand as tall as he can toward you and raise his paws like a kitten. They can be quiet and calm in the house.

Difficult to train, Pekingese can be strong-willed and bossy. Perhaps not necessarily coming when you call them, and may refuse toys, food, or games when being stubborn. They can also be difficult to housebreak. They generally needs little exercise, but they do like a daily walk. They can be aggressive to larger dogs but gets along well with other Pekingese. They can learn to live with other pets if they are raised with them. The Pekingese is not an outdoor dog, though they do like to play in a safely fenced area. They are sensitive to heat and cold, and can catch cold easily. The flat face means that their eyes are easily injured, so you should make sure there are no barbs or pointed objects in the yard or house that might hurt them. They can be playful with children but should be supervised with young ones.

Pekingese do not like to be disturbed, especially when sleeping, and may growl or snap. You must be careful not to feed them too much, because he can easily be overfed. They are extremely heavy shedders, and would not be a good choice if you don’t like vacuuming a and finding hair everywhere.

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bernese mountain puppy dog

The Bernese Mountain Dog has a great temperament. He is dependable, consistent, has a strong desire to please, and always appears to be in command. An excellent family companion, the Bernese is devoted, faithful, and affectionate to his family and needs lots of human companionship. This is not a dog to be left outdoors but, rather, he must be made a full member of the family. He has a calm and gentle disposition which makes him very good with children and other animals. He may appear to be aloof or suspicious of strangers but is never aggressive or timid. The Bernese, however, is not a guard dog. While he may bark and appear intimidating, in general, the Bernese has a very friendly nature.

A versatile breed, the Berner is seen competing in several areas, such as conformation, obedience, agility, tracking, herding, and carting. The Bernese is slow to mature physically and can take up to three years to reach full growth. Daily exercise is required to keep the adult dog fit and, like most large breeds, care must be taken to not over-exercise the young dog during the growing phase.

In appearance, the Bernese Mountain Dog is large, sturdy, strong, agile and well-balanced. The males appear distinctly masculine while the females are distinctly feminine. The tri-colored, heavy, double coat has distinctive markings — The ground color is jet-black with rich russet markings on the cheeks, a spot over each eye, a patch above the forelegs, and on all four legs between the black of the upper leg and the white of the feet. White markings are found on the chest to under the chin as well as a blaze extending into the muzzle band, white feet and a white tip of the tail. The coat is weather resistant and of moderate length with a natural sheen.

There are plenty of adult Bernese who have already proven themselves NOT to have negative characteristics. If you find such an adult, don’t let typical breed negatives worry you. When you acquire a puppy, you’re acquiring potential — what he one day will be. So typical breed characteristics are very important. But when you acquire an adult, you’re acquiring what he already is.

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chow chow puppy

The Chow Chow is generally a very well-mannered dog and quite good with kids. If they get to know cats and other household animals when they are young, they will get along with them when they are adults. They must be extensively socialized preferably when they are young. Chow Chows need strong authority and training right from the start. Whether you are adopting a puppy or an adult dog, owners need to set the rules in which the dog must follow and stick to them. This very dominant breed requires a dominant owner. The owner of this breed of dog should be a calm person who is firm, confident, and consistent.

With such an owner, the Chow Chow can develop well. The problems arise when the dog lives with owners who do not stay in the alpha position. This dog can be willful, protective, bossy, serious and will independently work at keeping his alpha position in your human pack. He is not being mean, he is just telling you in the way dogs communicate with one another that he gets to decide when and how things are done. He will be self-willed may be over-protective. When you have a Chow Chow who believes he is the boss, and strangers push themselves on this dog, he may become aggressive=. Space means a lot to a dog. It is respect in the dog world.

Alpha Chow Chows will often be a one-person dog, very loyal to his family, though he may act reserved, even with them. Alpha Chow Chows like to dominate other dogs. A Chow Chow who is not 100% convinced humans are the boss, will be harder to obedience train. The Chow will feel he needs to be deciding what and when, to do things, not the human, as humans must listen to him. These are not Chow Chow traits, they are instinctual behaviors, resulting in meek human authority over the dog. If you would like to own a dog, make sure you, and the rest of your family know how to be alpha. All family members, and other humans around the dog must be higher in the pecking order, than the dog. This breed can be quite a handful with passive owners, but take the very same dog and put him with an owner who has natural authority and he will be polite, patient and well rounded, making an excellent family dog.

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maltese puppy

The guidelines of the American Maltese Association state that Maltese puppies should not be sold before they are 12 weeks of age. By that time a puppy that leaves for his new home they should have had several vaccinations as well as had a veterinary check-up to insure he is in good health.

The first weeks your Maltese is with you will be busy and demanding. There may be times when you wonder if getting a puppy was such a good idea. The extra effort you put into it now will pay off in the future.

Many Maltese owners live in apartments and have found that they prefer to train their puppies to the disposable pads such as those used in hospitals, which have a plastic backing. Puppy’s train well to these pads and many use these for their entire life.

Never punish your Maltese puppy for mistakes. Once you’re fairly confident that the puppy understands where to relieve himself, scold him for mistakes, but don’t spank, scream, or push his nose in the mess. If the odor is left untended, the dog will find it again, even if people cannot detect any smell. Failures in house training are human mistakes, not puppy errors. The puppy does not understand that carpets are for walking, not bowel relief.

If a puppy reaches four or five months of age and is still having regular accidents in the house, make sure he does not have a bladder infection, intestinal parasites, or other medical reason for his failure to signal that he needs to go outside. Then redouble the efforts to teach him what you want him to know.

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siberian husky puppy

The exercise requirements of the Siberian Husky are considerable. Huskies have been bred to run. Daily on-lead walking, running, hiking, biking, also will keep him fit and happy in your company. Allowing free running exercise in an unenclosed environment poses the risk of the dog being lost, run over, or shot by a farmer. If you are unable or unwilling to provide a great deal of controlled exercise, including mentally stimulating activities, then the Siberian is not the right breed for you. To avoid crippling stress-related injury to developing bones and joints care must be taken not to over-exercise the growing pup.

Basic obedience training is important to gain the respect of the dog and to instil good manners. An agreeable and willing worker the Siberian will obey commands readily once he has understood their meaning.Siberian Huskies are rarely fazed by new situations, experiences, or people, but it is wise to thoroughly socialize the dog from an early age to ensure that he grows to be a confident, outgoing adult.

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anatolian shepherd puppy

The Anatolian Shepherd Dog is a flock guardian dog breed from Turkey. Like many other livestock guardian dog breeds the Anatolian Shepherd dog has been bred for thousands of years in its native country of Turkey. As a livestock protection dog the Anatolian Shepherd in the past would have had to protect its wards against formidable foes such as lions, wolves and bears. Thus by necessity the Anatolian Shepherd dog had to be large in size and fleet of foot in order to be able to patrol a large flock of sheep covering a sizable area especially when the alarm was sounded.

The precise origins of the Anatolian Shepherd dog are not properly known but it is believed that this large dog breed is descended from a cross mix of Roman war dogs, mastiffs and the indigent flock guardians that were native to Turkey. Since as far back as 7000 B.C. man has owned domestic animals thus flock guardians are some of the oldest of all dog breeds.

Anatolian Shepherd Dog Temperament

Like most flock guardian dog breeds the Anatolian Shepherd is a big and independent minded dog. In other words the Anatolian Shepherd is not the type of dog that will eagerly participate in frivolous pursuits such as playing fetch and indulging the whims of its human companions. However as with all dogs any interaction with children, especially little children, should be carefully monitored. Also be aware that though the Anatolian Shepherd dog may be very compliant and trustworthy around kids within the family the same may not apply for friends because as far as the dog is concerned they are not part of its family.

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miniature schnauzer

The miniature Schnauzer is a robust, active dog of terrier type, resembling his larger cousin, the Standard Schnauzer, in general appearance, and of alert, active disposition. He is sturdily built, nearly square in proportion of body length of height, with plenty of bone, and without any suggestion of toyishness. The typical Miniature Schnauzer is alert and spirited, but also obedient to your commands. He is friendly, intelligent and very willing to please his master. He should never be over-aggressive or timid.

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german shepherd puppy

German Shepherds must have regular opportunities to vent their energy and do interesting things. Otherwise they will become rambunctious and bored — which they usually express by destructive chewing. Bored German Shepherds can make a shambles of your house and yard. Most German Shepherds have protective instincts toward strangers. They need extensive exposure to friendly people so they learn to recognize the normal behaviors of those they trust. Then they can recognize the difference when someone acts abnormally. Without careful socialization, they may be suspicious of everyone, which could lead to biting. Some German Shepherds go in the opposite direction — without enough socialization, they become fearful of strangers, which can lead to defensive biting.

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Buying A Yorkshire Terrier

yorkie yorkshire terrier puppy

he Yorkshire terrier, or Yorkie as it is lovingly known as, is an ideal dog for apartment life. They are very active indoors and will do well without a yard. The Yorkie is sensitive to the cold and prefers warm climates.

Yorkshire Terriers are active little dogs, who need a daily walk. Play will take care of a lot of their exercise needs, however, they will still require you to take them for a walk. This will omprove theri temperment and behaviour. If your Yorkie runs around the house insanely, it is a sign that he needs to go on more or longer walks where he is made to heel beside or behind the human. Remember, in a Yorkie’s mind, the leader (or alpha dog) leads the way. They will also enjoy a nice solid long playtime in a safe open area off lead, such as a large fenced in yard or dog park.

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