iPhone App for Dog Lovers

There is a Free app in the app store named “Off Leash“. It lists dog parks in United States where you can run your dog. I downloaded the app and it ran perfectly.

When you open the app there is a splash screen with a silhouette of a dog and a command to “Sit. Stay.” This only last 3 seconds. The main screen has 3 buttons, Locate Dog Park, Eukanuba TV and Tell A Friend.

Splash and Main Screen

Splash and Main Screen

Click the Dog Park Locator button to find a park. There are 2 methods of location. Search by Zip Code where you are presented with a standard keypad entry to enter the zip code. Clicking the Search button will take you to a map with pins and a listing of the park near that zip code. Click a listing to get more details. Clicking the “Find Dog Parks Near Me” Uses Location services on you iPhone. Once you have okayed the app to use location services, pressing the “Find Near Me” button will take you to the map screen. Pressing the back button will take you back to previous screen.

Locate Park and Keypad to Enter Zip Code

Locate Park and Keypad to Enter Zip Code

Map/List  and  More Info

Map/List and More Info

Eukanuba TV screen takes you to a screen with choice of videos about puppies, dogs and nutrition. Clicking a Channel will take you to a wheel screen choice. Scroll through the video titles, then click the Watch Episode button. A video app opens and will start when enough loads. At the end of the movie, you return to the selection screen. There are excellent footage of dogs. The videos are good quality and contain some good information, but leave a little to be desired.

Channel and Video Selection

Channel and Video Selection

Use the Paw Print button at the bottom or home button where they show up to return to main screen.

If you know of a park or they missed the location of a park that didn’t get in Off Leash press the little info button at the bottom of the screen. There is a message there and a button to email Off Leash app support. There is also a suggest a park button on the screen after selecting a park.

The app is created by Eukanuba.

Off Leash is a good app that will be great if we all help. I did a search for dog parks in my area and it showed that my favorite park miles away from its actual location. Off Leash also didn’t know we had a Dog Beach nearby. I have not checked all of the locations yet, but I am sure they are more accurate than the first.

This can be especially helpful for people that travel with their dog.

Off Leash is easy to use will get better if we all help locate parks in your state or town and send an email support.

Off Leash

Rating: ★★★½☆ 

A little better than most. Could be great.

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