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Have you ever wondered what your dog does all day while you’re gone? Does he chew any of his toys, chase the cat or does he simply sit on the couch all day awaiting your return? We have two dogs, and I’ve often wondered if they keep each other company while we’re away or just laze around together waiting for the humans to come home.

Now there’s a way for pet owners to find out. This new device called PawsCam is a motion triggered video camera that attaches to your dog’s collar. When your dog is doing something interesting, the motion sensor will turn the camera on and begin to record. If your dog isn’t doing anything interesting no video is recorded.

The device is linked to the internet and uploads all the information it records online, so you can remotely access it from any compatible device including a smartphone, tablet or computer. Videos are stored in the PawsCam cloud automatically, and you don’t have to pay a monthly subscription costs like with other similar companies.

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The PawsCam easily clips onto the D-ring of any collar. That’s right! It works with any collar; unlike other devices that must be used with the collar provided with them. The device is also ruggedized for extreme strength and durability, and it’s shockproof. It only weighs a few ounces, so it will be comfortable for even the smallest dog to wear on his collar.

This device is equipped with a 5-day rechargeable battery, and along with the free subscription you are also entitled to a 30-day money back guarantee if the product doesn’t work out for your pet. The camera is even equipped with auto exposure control and auto gain control, so your pup’s videos will come out crystal clear every time.

If you’re in WiFi range, the videos are uploaded to the cloud immediately, but if your dog travels outside WiFi range the videos are stored on the PawsCam’s internal memory and uploaded when the device returns to a WiFi enabled area. That means your dog could take amazing videos on hikes and adventures and you’ll have all the footage available as soon as you get home.

You’ve probably seen videos taken by dogs with GoPro cameras and other similar devices. In fact, you can even get a special harness to equip your dog with a camera like that so he can take these types of videos. Obviously these large bulky harnesses aren’t something your dog is going to be comfortable in all day long. They are simply a fun way to allow your dog to record his adventures.

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PawsCam offers dog owners much more than that. Your dog can not only record the fun and exciting things that he does on rare occasions, but he’ll also be recording his day to day tasks at home. You can check in on him from the office to see if he’s been having any fun at home, and you can use this information to enhance his quality of life.

If your pet enjoys playing with his toys or other pets in your home, you’ll have peace of mind in knowing that he’s not bored all day. On the other hand, if you find out your Fido is just lumping around all day you can plan to purchase some interactive toys or perhaps adopt another animal so he’ll have a playmate at home.