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14 Alexa Skills Dog Owners Should Download Already

Alexa doesn’t only help you turn on and off electronics and tell you the weather, she can also help you with your dog.

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01-Dog-Breed-Quizvia amazon.com

Dog Breed Quiz

Become an expert on all dog breeds and even get ideas for the next breed you want to adopt with this Alexa skill. The Dog Breed Quiz app will test your knowledge of dog breeds from around the world and teach you things about various breeds. Just say, “Alexa, play Dog Breed Quiz,” after you enable the skill. These are other tech gadgets every pet owner needs.

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Basic Dog Training Commands

If you’re new to dog training, say, “Alexa, open Basic dog training commands.” While this skill doesn’t replace actual dog training classes, it will help you to teach your dog very basic commands that you can practice at home. These are the first 8 things you need to do to train a puppy.

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Dog Summer Safety Tips

There’s a lot to remember when it comes to keeping your dog safe during the hot months of summer. This app will give you great tips on how to keep your dog healthy in the heat. These are other safety tips you need to know to keep your dog in top shape this summer.

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04-Stop-Dog-Barkingvia amazon.com

Stop Dog Barking

If your dog barks at everything that moves, this Alexa skill can be a real lifesaver. The Stop Dog Barking skill emits a high-pitched frequency that dogs don’t like and will cause them to stop barking. Find out the most popular dog breed in your state.

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MyPetDoc

First-time dog owners feel like they need to take their pup to the vet every time they do something unfamiliar. Instead of writing a check just for the vet to tell you that your dog is tired, enable MyPetDoc on your Alexa. It’s a free app developed by Vet24Seven that provides answers to all your animal questions from the largest archive of veterinary information. If you don’t find the right answer, this Alexa skill allows you to connect with a licensed vet to get more information. Ever wonder what all that kibble for Fido adds up to be? Here’s the real cost of owning a dog.

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Top Nineteen Dog Training Tips

For a different set of dog training tips from Basic Dog Training Commands, download the Top Nineteen Dog Training Tips. It has some really great tips that can help you train your dog. Add these pet products with nearly perfect Amazon reviews to your cart as well.

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07-Relax-My-Dog-via amazon.com

Relax My Dog

If you have an anxious pup, you know how difficult it can be to help them calm down. This Alexa skill plays relaxing and soothing music specifically designed to relax your dog. All you have to do is say, “Alexa, start Relax My Dog.” Bonus, it works to calm people too. Here’s how to know if your dog is secretly mad at you.

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08-Dog-Triviavia amazon.com

Dog Trivia

See if you’re a true dog lover with the Dog Trivia Alexa skill. The app will test your canine knowledge with various multiple-choice questions. Even if you get them wrong, you still learn a lot that will help you be a better dog owner. Pamper your pooch with one of these 14 adorable dog beds.

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09-DogDaysvia amazon.com

DogDays

DogDays will help you figure out how old your dog truly is in human years. Many people think that dogs age at a rate of 7 humans years for every year they are alive, but that is not always the case. Other factors, such as the size of the dog, also play a big role in determining their age. Just ask Alexa, “Ask DogDays how old my large dog born on…” Every pet owner needs to know these cleaning tips.

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10-Al-the-Dog-Trainervia amazon.com

Al the Dog Trainer

This Alexa skill was developed by a Houston based dog training company, Longoriahaus Dog Training. Simply ask Alexa to open the app and ask your dog training question. Al will work to create a solution for you and your dog and he’ll talk about it on his Facebook live show every Wednesday night at 8 p.m. central time. We bet you’ve always wanted to ask your dog one of these questions.

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11-Link-AKCvia amazon.com

Link AKC

The Link AKC smart dog collar is the only one that can be linked with Alexa skills. If you purchase one for your dog, you can ask Alexa to give you the data that the collar collects. Alexa can tell you your dog’s activity level and how much more you need for your dog to meet their daily goals and also where your dog is located. These are the dogs that shed the least.

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Dog Costumes

If you love to dress up your dog, but never know what costume to get, this skill can give you lots of ideas. After enabling the skill, say, “Alexa, ask Dog Costumes for a costume,” and you’ll get a costume idea. For more ideas, check out some of the best costumes for dogs.

These dogs dressed for work are too cute!

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Furbo Dog Camera

To take advantage of this skill, you’ll need to first purchase a Furbo Dog Camera. The Furbo Alexa skill helps you better use your dog camera and can schedule things while you’re busy at work all day. For example, you can ask Alexa to toss a treat every hour from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Save yourself some money and make your own pet toys like these.

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JustAnswer Dog Help

JustAnswer Dog Help is another question and answer Alexa skill for dog owners. Once you enable the skill all you have to do is ask Alexa a question about your dog and you’ll get an answer from the database provided by a skilled dog specialist or veterinarian. Make sure you avoid these pet products that vets never buy.

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