GoPro Dog – Ray’s Dog Park Adventure Through A Dog’s Eyes
This is my GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition Music Video. GOPR0185 video recorded by me, phoenixgenesis, on August 31, 2014 at the Griffith Park Dog Park in Los Angeles, California using the GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition. I recorded with the superview 720P and mounted the camera on my service dog’s back using the Chest Mount. Unfortunately, the dog harness that GoPro just manufactured isn’t being sold anywhere yet as it’s too new.
No animals were harmed in the making of this video. Ray really had a good time wearing the GoPro and although a few dogs were at first scared of my hi-tech dog, most dogs were just curious. I only kept it on Ray for about 5 or so minutes when we first arrived at the dog park. It was interesting to view his experience of the dog park from his point of view. Notice when I still putting up the tailgate of my 4Runner that Ray was really excited to go inside and mingle with the other dogs, but as a service dog, duty came first, so he turned around and waited for me!
As we were entering the gate, Ray checked to see that I was still with him. He did his usual sniffing and marking territory as well as the meet-and-greet with other dogs, but once that tennis ball materialized, playing fetch became his priority. Also, notice how Ray had to deal with the dog who kept trying to attack him. Clearly, the dog park is an overstimulating experience for your dog. It can be a lot of fun, but it can also be very stressful. Thanks to the technology of the GoPro, I was able to understand my dog better and to have more respect for him as my signal dog who works tirelessly for me.
The lesson I learned the most from the simple experiment as it applies to training your dog, is that when you are in a dog park, it is important to engage your dog and see what’s going on and not just kick back glued to your mobile device on a chair or picnic bench. Get out there and play fetch with your dog, make sure he’s being engaged with other dogs, and protected from dogs that may be abusive and harmful to him or her. Afterall, a dog is a man’s (or woman’s) best friend.
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