Want to train your dog to become a well mannered member of your family, but don’t know where to start? Don’t you worry. You can get all the help you need with Pupster, a personalized dog training app that will help you every step of the way.
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Dogs are a man’s best friend. They are loyal, devoted and affectionate. And they certainly make you look forward to getting back home at the end of a hard day’s work. There are plenty of fun aspects to owing a cute, fluffy pup in the house. But if you don’t have some house rules, you’re dog is going to make life difficult for you.
With their boundless energy and curiosity, they are likely to investigate everything in the house and gnaw, shred and scratch everything in sight. And that’s not the half of it. Dogs need to be properly potty trained, prepared to deal with separation and learn socialization skills too.
If you are a new puppy owner, it is easy to become overwhelmed and lost. If that’s how you’re feeling, then you need to check out Pupster, a completely professional personalized dog training app from Matthew Saucedo.
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Pupster App Review
To get started with Pupster, you first need to create an account and fill in some details about your dog. Once that’s done, you can check out the road map to getting started with your training. At present, there’s an introduction to the app followed by byte sized training activities such as sitting, coming, lying down and leash walking.
All the training lessons in the app are done by celebrity dog trainer Nicole Ellis. She is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA), American Kennel Club CGC evaluator and APDT trainer. Nicole uses positive reinforcement methods for her training. Her training ranges from basic behavior and puppy manors, to trick training, therapy, and service dog training.
The lessons in the app are all short videos. There is also a quick summary at the end of the video in a step-by-step text format. There are also a bunch of troubleshooting videos on what you need to do when your dog misbehaves during training. For example, what you need to do when your dog jumps to get the treat or backs up to get the treat.
Feedback & Help
If you have any other issue you can just hit the Feedback button to get help. You can also message a professional trainer to get personalized guidance on issues with your dog. The latter service will normally cost you $50 per issue. (Introductory price is $39.99). If you want, you can enable the notifications feature to get timely training reminders and tips.
The app also has a shopping section featuring safe and wholesome products handpicked by Nicole for treating and caring for your dog.
And finally, there’s an Achievements section that shows your total training days and achievements earned after completing sessions.
Pupster is a free download but not all training is free. To unlock the Leash Walking, Crate Training and Final Test lessons, you’ll need to cough up $4.99. But if you have enjoyed the free lessons and found good value in it, you can unlock the rest of the sessions.
The Bottom Line
Pupster is a totally fun app for dog owners. It keeps the training activities simple, game like and goal oriented. The activities are such that both the pup and the owner are sure to enjoy their training. Owners can check on their progress and see all the skills their pup has mastered.
There’s also a good communication channel if you need more help with your dog. And the best part of course is that all the training and advice comes from the experts. Plus, its impossible to not fall in love with the stars of the videos, Maggi and Rossi. They are just so adorable, you’ll keep this app for life just to watch them in action!
My only disappointment with Pupster is that the material is basic and short. For the price, the content could have been more comprehensive. The app does mention that more material will be added but will all of them have to be unlocked by further IAPs? I’m not sure.
For now, Pupster is one of the most charming dog training apps I’ve seen on the App Store. If you plan to train your dog to give them a happier, healthier life, this is definitely one app I recommend you check out.
Have you check out Pupster? Has it made your dog training activity more fun? And is there a particular basic training you’d like to see in the app? Share your views in the comments!