I live in a household of what I will call 4 members because my boyfriend, Connor, stays over a lot. I also stay at his house a lot. One of the downsides of commuting back and forth between homes is that my dog, Jack, is taken care of by a variety of different people – my mom, my dad, me, Connor.
I recently found this app called DogSync. It allows you to create a “pack” to take care of your dog. You name the pack after your family – in my case, it’s the “Johnson-Sutcliffe” Pack – and everytime you do something with the dog, like give it a meal, water, take it on a walk, or it expels outside, you mark it on the app. Each person in the pack is then notified that the dog has done one of those things, so there is no chance of having an accident double feeding. There is also a selection for giving the dog a treat.
You can also ask a member of the pack to do something specific. So, say you don’t have time to take the dog out to go to the bathroom or feed him a meal. You can “ask” a member of the pack to do so. They can then complete the task, and it gets recorded.
So far, I’ve been very happy with this app. It makes caring for Jack much easier, and I know he won’t be overfed or overtreated. Best of all, each member of the pack is notified when Jack does a task, and you can add as many members to the pack as possible.
The one downside is remembering to use the app, but my “pack” has been good thus far.
If you have a dog with multiple caretakers – I highly recommend looking into this app.