GoPro is a product I would associate with extreme sports. Athletes flying through the sky, climbing mountains and cycling through rough terrain all while using their GoPro to record every moment of it! But the GoPro Fetch Dog Harness means that you can now record everything your dog can see from their view point.
And it’s amazing! Watching the world through your dog’s eyes is incredible and something that I didn’t realise I would enjoy so much.
What is the GoPro?
GoPro, as I mentioned above, is an action camera. It’s a well-known brand associated with high quality video footage of extreme sports.
What’s different about the GoPro is that you can use it on the go. You can control the camera via the app on your phone and then easily share footage from the app with friends.
It’s also extremely small for the features that it has, and the quality of the footage is impressive.
And of course, for dog owners it’s the perfect way to capture footage of what your dog sees.
Features of the GoPro Hero Camera
• 10MP camera
• 1440p60 / 1080p60 video
• Touch Screen
• Waterproof to 33ft (10m)
• Voice Control or control it from the app on your phone
• Transfer video from your GoPro to the app on your phone with the touch of a button
How to Attach the GoPro to your dog
The Fetch (Dog Harness) allows you to mount the camera in 2 positions. On the chest so you can see a lower view from your dog and then on their back, so you can see them running and jumping – with lots of ear flapping!
Adjustable straps make it easy to fit onto your dog and comfort doesn’t seem to be an issue for them.
Pros of the GoPro Dog Harness
- Back and chest mount so you can attach the camera in 2 different positions
- You can mount a camera in both locations at once, so you can 2 views from your dog
- Suitable for dogs weighing 15-120lbs
- Adjustable straps for extra comfort and easy to fit
- Suitable for use in water and can be washed in the washing machine
- Camera tether to keep the camera safe when your dog is moving – meaning you will never lose your camera
When Might You Use the GoPro Dog Harness
There are so many places that I could see you using the GoPro with your dog.
A visit to the dog park. You can see in our video below we used it at one of our pet lovers meetups to record our dog Coco enjoying a run around.
On a Dog Walk. You could easily take it with you on every walk. It would be fun to see the different viewpoints and look more closely at what they are sniffing at!
Trip to the Beach. Splashing in the water with the camera on would make for some amazing footage. And with the harness being machine washable there is no need to worry about it getting dirty.
An Event or Birthday Party. How fun would it be to record every moment of an event from your dog’s view point. The cake, the gifts and the people!
How Much Does the GoPro Dog Harness Cost?
Fetch (Dog Harness) – €49.99*
GoPro Hero €199.99*
*Prices correct at time of article.
Should You Get the GoPro Dog Harness?
Absolutely! The footage is amazing and although you do sometimes end up with long periods of just grass or sky! It’s easy to edit down if you want to save it or you can just watch it and delete.
The camera can also be used for any of your own activities. There are lots of accessories you can purchase to make the most of your camera – from mounts to drones.
Do you have a GoPro for your dog? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below if you do.
Note: I received the GoPro and Dog Harness mentioned above for free to assist in an article we were writing about the product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Article contains Amazon Affiliate Links