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Does anyone have a collar camera for their dog?(4 Posts)
Long story but basically my gorgeous dog was attacked quite badly last summer; the Police took the owner to court as I was bitten as well as my dog having a nasty chest wound and blood clot. The attacking dog now has to wear a muzzle and be on a lead in public at all times.
I'd just start to relax again walking locally, and we also have a new puppy but at the weekend, we were literally in the middle of nowhere when another dog appeared and went straight for my older one. It was entirely unprovoked, and my dog had the sense to lie on the floor very submissively so I was able to kick the other dog off him. The owner eventually appeared, I lost the plot somewhat and she wouldn't have it that her dog attacked mine. Mine is entire and that seems to be what's causing the issue even though he's the gentlest dog alive.
So my train of thought is to now have a camera on my dogs collar, that records sound as well as movement so that I can report this dog if it happens again. I'm also curious to see the world how my dog sees it, if that makes sense.
Does anyone have one, I've looked online but there seems to be a massive variation in costs. I'm happy to spend the money if it's well recommended.
Attaching a camera to a dog and stabilising it enough to get any kind of decent footage is really difficult. Even with a harness designed specifically for the purpose of mounting a camera on a dog the footage is all over the place as soon as they're doing anything other than fairly gentle walking.
If you really want to go down the recording route then you'd probably be much better off wearing a camera yourself rather than putting one on your dog.
Attaching a camera to your dog would also make it impossible to see your dog's body language, so you could only see half the story. In court, any opposition would argue that your dog had started or escalated the confrontation and you'd have trouble proving otherwise.
I would agree that attaching the camera to yourself is going to be preferable.
I'd not even thought of that! Yes that's a far better idea.
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