Best apps for the iPhone: Apps for dog lovers

Feb 1, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. ET

Dog owners can use these cool apps to do everything from finding doggie care tips to setting up puppy play dates.

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Between the useful functions your iPhone serves and the entertainment it provides, you might have your iPhone glued to your hand during your waking hours. We do, too. You've heard the saying "There's an app for that" — and there is! We're bringing you fun and useful apps for your iPhone every week. Today, we're sharing five apps for dog lovers.

Dog owners can use these cool apps to do everything from finding doggie care tips to setting up puppy play dates.


Dogbook app

Everybody loves social media these days — even dogs. You'll love the Dogbook app — it's like Facebook for dogs. You can share photos of your pooch, and check in at the local park, vet or anywhere else. You can keep up to date with your dog's friends, as well as meet new pals. The Dogbook app is used by a community of over 3.5 million dogs.

Price: Free

Dog Training Basics For Dummies

Dog Training Basics for Dummies app

Have you been trying to teach your old (or young) dog some new tricks? Or even just some basic commands? The Dog Training Basics For Dummies app can help. From basic to advanced training, this app can help teach your dog everything from sit and stay, to eliminating destructive behaviors like digging and chewing. This iPhone app also provides a place to store all the info about your dog (including the names and numbers of all his service providers).

Price: $1.99

Pet Services Finder

Pet Services Finder app

Looking for the nearest vet, groomer or dog park? The Pet Services Finder app from PetMD has the answers. This free iPhone app allows you to filter by category and shows you the nearest service to your current position. You can also enter a zip code, making it perfect for finding pet services while you're traveling. You can read user reviews (and post your own) about everything from dog sitters and emergency clinics to pet-friendly lodging and dog walkers.

Price: Free

Pet First Aid

Pet First Aid app

All dog owners are concerned about their pet's health. This iPhone app features articles, videos and other tools to help you take care of your dog, whether you are dealing with illness or injury. Pet owners can also store their doggie's medical info — such as allergies, medications and vaccinations. The Pet First Aid app is a must for any dog lover (and even cat lovers too).

Price: $3.99

Dog Translator

Dog Translator app

This iPhone app is just for fun. The novelty app translates your dog's barks into English. You'll finally know what your furry friend has been trying to say! (Not really.) The Dog Translator app is a fun, free app that allows you to record your dog's barks and then the app "translates" and displays his woofs in easy-to-understand English.

Price: Free

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