Do you avoid traveling because you hate leaving your dog? Don’t want to seem crazy to your petsitter by asking for pictures while you’re gone? Let your dog take the pictures herself with the Dog Selfie camera.
OK, let me back up a bit.
I prefer to take Bitsy everywhere with me as you can see above at the beach. We travel together when possible, but every once in awhile I am forced to head out alone. Occasionally my dog is not invited to weddings, family reunions, or group excursions. Keep in mind, I sometimes decline invitations that exclude my canine companion because she loves an adventure as much as the next dog…but every once in awhile I hire a pet sitter.
I stumbled across this awesome video from Mashable that shows you how to set up a pet selfie contraption. While the mechanics seem pretty straight forward, training my little Cavalier King Charles Spaniel to press the red button may be a bit more of a challenge.
I can totally picture crazy dog owners like myself setting something like this up in the dog pen so that Bitsy can send me an occasional selfie when I’m on the road!
This got me to thinking that maybe I should set up a webcam while I’m away too. I would get my Bitsy-fix and make certain she is doing OK — killing two birds with one stone! I will need to discuss it first with my trusty pet sitter though. I trust and respect her and would not want to give her the impression that I suspect her of neglect. Fortunately she knows that when it comes to my dog I am a bit of a nut!
So, what do you think about dog selfies or a nanny-cam for your pet? Over the top or a good idea? Leave your comments below!
8 thoughts on “Dog Selfies – Crazy or Brilliant?”
My friend had a nanny-cam set up on her laptop once and caught her two pups zooming back and forth. It was pretty funny to watch.
I can only imagine the funny things we miss when away from our dogs!
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Cute post! It is SUPER common nowadays for pet sitters to text photos to the pet parents either after they leave when visiting a dog, or during their stay. I would for SURE want to set up a pet camera, even with a trusted pet sitter. You should contact a number of the pet video camera manufacturers out there, but they would send you one to review!
Thanks for the suggestion! I rarely review a product or service unless it is one I use myself with Bitsy, but since I do not yet have a selfie system, that would be a good idea!
Definitely get the sentiment of wanting to check on your furry friends! We are travelling with our dog around Italy right now (brought her from Canada) and if we left her behind, we would want to see her 🙂
Is it hard to travel with a dog in Italy? Did they require special paperwork, vaccinations, etc? That would make a great topic for a blog post!
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Haha, I agree. Here is the link on the process we went through, not too bad at all: https://vandoggo.com/2016/09/26/paperwork-for-taking-a-dog-from-canada-to-europe/
Thanks! I will mark that for future reference!