So glad to hear you have a new puppy at home! But can we guess that if you’re reading this article, it probably means you’ve already run into some training hiccups?

Maybe it’s your favourite pair of shoes having some new bite holes in them? Or is it the hectic lead-walking trips that have you feeling on edge? Not to worry, a dog training app will do just the trick. 

A dog training app can be useful in all sorts of ways. In this article, we’ll cover:

  • Why dog training apps may be a good option for you
  • What makes Zigzag an uber special dog training app (we’re spitting facts here)

After you’ve read it, we hope your spirits are raised nice and high and that you feel better about dog training apps. They’re really not that bad. 

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What’s so good about dog training apps?

In our humble opinion dog training apps have quite a lot to offer, we’re not going to lie.They’re a convenient in-your-pocket solution (literally), that take you through training step-by-step, and also week by week. In fact, some dog training apps are extra kind and give daily reminders to train, as well as nuggets of info you’ll find useful for your puppy.

Often, dog training apps also offer training tailored to your breed of dog, since when it comes to dogs there really isn’t a one size-fits-all. It’s a bit tricky to envision a Chihuahua learning the same things and way as a German Shepherd, right? As a puppy parent who also has a life (we imagine), dog training apps offer lots of flexibility so you can fit training according to your schedule as best as possible. But just be informed – your schedule will be turned upside down with a new puppy anyway. 

If you’re lucky, they can also offer great support from qualified trainers who will be there with you every step of the way through your puppy training process – whether it’s digitally or as little voices in your head. Oh, and since you’ll be your dog’s main trainer, dog training apps will be a great solution for more anxious or fearful puppies.

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What makes Zigzag Dog so unique?

What a question. We’ve done our best to narrow it down to three points, but it took some effort because there’s clearly more.

  1. Live puppy expert coaching

Pawnic moments will be a thing. Hopefully they’re just occasional, but when they happen, we’re happy to help you! In our Zigzag dog training app we have a fantastic team of puppy training experts that are available 7 days a week via Whatsapp, email or phone to help you during any puppy emergency. Oh, and by puppy emergency, we mean absolutely anything you need help with – from puppy names to how to stop your puppy from nibbling on your ankles. 

  1. A personalised training plan for your puppy

In only 8-12 weeks, we’ll help you train your puppy to become the best they can be. We will give you 3-5 daily tasks adapted to your pup’s breed and things they struggle with the most – from preparing for your puppy’s arrival, to learning potty training, name recognition, obedience, fetching and more. And yes, you can completely rely on our puppy experts to take you by the hand. Some days it will be a walk in the park, and others will feel like a walk in the park with rain, thunder and lightning. But storms never last, don’t worry. We’ve got your back! Stay paw-sitive.

  1. Library of resources

In our Zigzag dog training app, we’ve got heaps of resources ranging from guides, articles, and small bites of information besides the step-by-step training lessons that will help you complement your puppy training journey. These are there for you to use in whichever way works best for you. If you need some extra comfort and support, they will be there. If you need a bedtime story to read, they’ll work great as well. And when we say heaps, we mean heaps. Trust us, we wrote them all. 

puppy being held by owner
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There see? Deciding to go for a dog training app isn’t bad at all. With this article, we hope to have made you feel a little more confident about dog training apps. They really are a great solution, if you ask us. But in case you need a little more convincing, you can visit our article about the Best Places for Online Puppy Training

Interested in knowing more about how Zigzag works? We’ve got a guide for that too!