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Top Alexa skills for your pets to make them learn or calm them down!

Top Alexa skills for your furry companion!

   

Worried about your furry best friends when you’re busy all day? Not sure about your pet’s nutritional needs or struggling to train them? Why not have Alexa help you entertain them, share info or even calm them while you catch a quick break? Alexa has skills that can help in your pet’s care, health, training and entertainment! 

Here’s a roundup of some top Alexa skills that can help you and your pet:- 

Calm my pet

That’s exactly what “Calm My Pet” Alexa Skill does. It plays calming music and can be very helpful if you are dealing with hyper or anxious pets. All you have to do is to enable the skill and say, “Alexa, open Calm My Pet” and it will play soothing music to calm your furry companion. The skill has a series of classical instrumental songs at right tempo based on extensive research on pets that are pleasing and have a deep calming influence on them. So sit back and relax while this skill gives company to your pets.

Hill’s Pet Nutrition 

Hills is a globally reputed food brand that offers prescribed, as well as regular food for dogs and cats. Being a leading food company, Hill’s Alexa skill offers you with facts and helps you understand health related queries. It also offers guidance on nutrition and dietary requirements for your pets. The skill tells you about your four-legged companions and share bite-sized nuggets that might surprise you and help you understand their daily habits and behaviour better. You can launch the skill by saying, “Alexa, ask Hills” and learn more about your pet by asking “Alexa, ask Hills about Dogs” or “Alexa, ask Hills about Cats” and enhance your understanding and caring for your favourite household companion.

Al’s Dog Training Tips

If you are looking for a trainer for your dog, this is the perfect Alexa skill for you! Al Longoria is a reputed dog trainer who offers tips and techniques on how to train your dog(s). You can enable the skill to get techniques and simple ways to train dogs, whether puppy or adults. Additionally, it offers insight into the behaviour of your pet too. You can enable the skill by saying “Alexa, open Al’s Dog Training Tips”. This skill is especially useful if you are a first time dog owner. 

The Dog Feeder

This is one among the very useful skills if your household contains several people that have different schedules and you want to make sure that at least somebody fed the dog before you left the house. Enable the skill and ask, “Alexa, ask the dog if we fed her?” The skill is very simple to use. Every time you ask Alexa if you fed the dog, she will tell you the last time he/she was fed. Depending on your question and how long ago it was, Alexa will follow up with a question of if you plan on feeding the dog now. If you say yes, that is the new current time the dog has been fed. The skill assumes that the dog is hungry and your pet has not been fed in 6 hours.

Calm my cat

Cats are generally more anxious than dogs by nature and they can get stressed out too ‘Calm My Cat’ Alexa skill is specifically designed to help you to tackle this situation. This Alexa skill for cats which offers calming music will help your feline feel more relaxed, less anxious, sleep more and be generally calmer.  All you have to do is enable the skill and say, “Alexa, open Relax My Cat” and Alexa will start playing soothing music to make your cat relaxed. 

Cat Facts: Fun App For All Cat Lovers

Cats are very mysterious pets and unlike dogs, they are shy and reserved. This Alexa skill is perfect for you to ask for facts and to get interesting information and know something new every time about cats. Cat owners are curious like their cats and look for information that helps them understand the pet easily. If you are one, then just say, “Alexa, ask Cat Fact to tell me a cat fact” or “Alexa, ask Cat Fact to give me some cat information”.

Beagle facts

If you are a Beagle owner, you might know that they have specific requirements and showcase a different behaviour. And this Alexa skill is perfect for you as it offers interesting facts specific to the breed. With this skill, you can get random beagle facts whenever you want or you learn more about your beagle, or the breed in general, beagle history, their personalities, and how to take care of them. Just start by saying, “Alexa, ask Beagle Fact to tell me a fact.” or “Alexa, ask Beagle Fact to tell me a trivia”

p.s. If you are a German Shepherd parent, there is a skill specifically for that too. You can enable the German Shepherd facts skill on Alexa and ask, “Alexa, start German Shepherd facts” to get interesting information about the breed

The Dog translator 

Curious about what your dog tries to converse by barking? Enable the Dog Translator skill and you can try and make out what your dog is saying. Just ask, “Alexa, open Dog Translator” and follow the instructions.  

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Written by Aditya Nath Jha

Aditya Nath Jha is an Engineer from New Delhi, India. His areas of interest include Gadgets, WordPress, speed optimization & latest technology.
When he is not busy blogging he loves to write poetry, compose his own songs and has a taste for music! Find me on Facebook, Google +, Twitter, Linked in.
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