This is an iPhone (iPod Touch) only app designed to help you get cute photos of your dog. You can adjust the sliders in the app to match your dogs personality. The more outgoing your dog is the crazier the sounds will be.
There is also an assistance switch for deaf dogs if your device has a built in flash. This may or may not help, but if your dog is deaf the sounds are not likely to do the trick on their own.
Tips For Using This App
There is definately a technique to getting a dog to 'smile' for the camera. The way to get the most out of this app is to wait until your dog is where you want them for your photo. Let your dog start to calm down then with your camera ready, tap the sound button (the musical note) and take as many photos as you want of your dogs reaction. Dont wear them out on the sounds, if it isn't a surprise it won't continue to work.
Deaf dogs are much harder to photograph, but in many cases they react very well to light sources. Try not to shove the camera in their face before flashing the light at them (triggered by the sound button) instead let the light be in their visual range so they will have to turn to you to see what it was.
All of the images you take will be added to your devices camera roll where you can view and share them with your friends.
The Story Behind The App
After 12 years of professional pet photography, we have found the most effective noise makers and discovered which noises work best for different dogs. The sounds in this app were all made by us using those same noise makers, just as we would on one of our professional shoots.
*If your dog ever seems scared of one of the sounds, move your sliders more toward the left and take a break before trying another photo. You don't want your dog to become afraid of the camera
I am not hearing any sounds, why not? First check the mute switch on the side of your device. Then make sure the volume slider in the camera mode is not all the way to the left. You should hear a sound every time you tap the button with the speaker.
The App tells me that my photos are saved to the camera roll, but I can't find them. Where are they? When you first access the camera you are asked if you want to allow PuppyCam to access your camera roll. If you said "No" it can not save your images. You will have to enable access to your camera roll by going to your iOS Settings, then choose Privacy then choose Photos and make sure PuppyCam is turned ON. Then the app can save your images.
Why does my button say 'squeak' and not 'camera'? If your device does not have a camera, you can still use the app to make sounds while using a separate camera.
Why don't I see the 'deaf assistance' switch? If your device does not have a built in flash, you will not have the 'deaf assistance' option. Sorry.
My dog won't sit still even with the sounds, what can I do? Make sure there are no treats around and have someone help you to get your dog to sit or lie down. Keep putting the dog back in place until he begins to understand that he needs to stay still. Then get your camera ready and start with your sliders far to the left.
If you are having trouble with the PuppyCam App, please fill out the form below. Tell us what you are trying to do, how you are doing it and what is happening. We will do our best to try to help, but please understand we are unable to help you with your dog.