Location: Cincinnati, OH

Founders: Brennan Knotts & Nick Cramer

Website: harper.dog

Recognized by Apple as an “App of the Day,” Harper offers dog parents a training tool that finally feels like it was built for a smartphone age. With Harper, the entire dog training experience is reimagined, beginning with step-by-step training plans, instruction delivered via short, looping videos (like an Instagram story), a personal training log for recording your progress, and a community feed of other dog parents for when you’re ready to show off your training wins.

Built in collaboration with certified dog trainers and animal behaviorists, the techniques Harper teaches are based on positive reinforcement, not punishment, so everything is kind and effective.¬†There’s an ever-growing library of more than 30 courses and 100+ games covering everything from puppy biting to pulling on the leash, and a monthly subscription unlocks full access. Feeling stuck or have a question? Just live-chat with a dog coach. With Harper, you’re never training alone.