The BarkCam App

BarkCam is a free app with a wide variety of sounds that automatically snaps your dog’s picture at the height of their curiosity. Simply point the phone, choose one of 12 unique noises, press the button and the sound plays. With maybe a second delay – long enough for your dog to say, “Do what?” – the picture is automatically taken.

With dreams of adorable portrait shots of Rico and Whiskey with ears all perky, eyes bright and inquisitive, I decided to test it.

First up, the cat’s meow …

Whiskey looking very unimpressed

OK, well, not the most enthusiastic response. Maybe rattling keys?

Whiskey still looking unimpressed

Um, all right. A cow’s moo is sure to get a reaction.

Whiskey falling asleep

No? How about what I can only describe as a fart?

Whiskey asleep

Wow. Might as well keep trying. Here are her reactions to a horn, howl, mouse squeak, quacking, roaring, burping, and opening of a bag …

Whiskey asleep

And, finally, the doorbell ringing …

Whiskey blurry from running away

Not really the stuff dreams are made of. I guess it depends on the dog. For us, the word “walk” is still the best way to get a reaction from them.

Whiskey very alert and paying attention

Thanks for stopping by today!

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About Christie Green

A student of martial arts since 1995, a writer since 1999, and an animal-lover for all of time
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One Response to The BarkCam App

  1. M. says:

    Love it! The way you started it sounded like a sales pitch and then the app was such a fail, you have me cracking up!

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