4 Apps to Make Your Dog-Walking Experience Even Better

June 30, 2016 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle

Walking Your Dog

Love to walk your dog? There's an app for that!

Since it seems everyone these days has an iPhone in their pocket, it's not surprising that there are countless apps for everything under the sun, from cooking to an organization to exercise. But did you know there are some great apps for making sure Fido gets a good walk every day? Here are our top picks for great dog-walking apps. Give them a whirl!

1. MapMyDogWalk

This app combines your fitness with your dog's exercise by tracking your calories burned. With GPS tracking and distance, pace, speed, and elevation measurements, this app is a great way to plan and record your routes. It synchronizes with MapMyWalk.com and allows you to share walk data.

2. Dog Walk - Track Your Dog's Walks!

With Apple Watch compatibility, this app has a few neat features that dog owners may enjoy. For instance, you can record the distance and duration of your walk while also tracking where your dog is doing its business. You can take pictures and add them to your walk records.

3. WalkForADog

This app turns dog walking into more than just a necessity—it makes it a way to give back. "Take your Walk for a Dog" by using this app to donate to an animal shelter, humane society, or rescue center of your choice every time you walk your dog. There's some extra motivation for you!

4. BarkByte

This app features syncing capabilities so that multiple caretakers are in the know about when and where your dog has been walked. It uses your phone's GPS to record and track your route and allows you to record your dog's business and feeding schedules.

We hope you enjoy adding a little technology to your daily walk with your dog. As always, we're happy to answer any questions you have about your pet's health—just give us a call.

Topics: Pet Care

Nikki Wardle

Written by Nikki Wardle

Nikki has been writing for Intermountain Pet Hospital since 2014.