Long workdays are hard on you and your little French bulldog. You would like to be able to keep tabs on them while you’re gone so you’re thinking of picking up a camera.
Many puppy cameras on the market allow you to not only listen in and see what your dog is doing but also interact with them. Depending on how expensive you want to go, you could give your dog their favorite treats no matter how many miles you are away.
To help you pick out the perfect camera for your French Bulldog, here are a few of the best ones available.
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6. Netgear Arlo
6 Considerations When Choosing the Best Puppy Cameras
Here is some information to consider when choosing between these different puppy camera models.
1. Quality of The Video
Let’s face it, these puppy cameras are no good if you can’t make out your dog due to low quality video. You will want to look for a puppy camera that has good video quality. A camera with good quality will allow you to take pictures of your Frenchie. You can even share those photos with friends and family. A higher resolution camera will allow your to see better details of your French Bulldog’s daily activities like what they are eating, what they do during the day and more.
2. Viewing Angles
This is definitely something you want to look for when comparing models of puppy cameras. Being able to view at different angles can be very handy. If your Frenchie is a calmer dog that enjoys sleeping all day long, a narrow viewing angle will be all you need. If your French Bulldog is more on the active side, a wide-angle view can let you keep tabs on his activities all day long.
If your Frenchie is not a dog who likes to stay in one place then you will want a more advanced camera. You will want to look for a camera that can tilt, pan, and zoom to get the full show of what your dog is up to every day. The zoom feature is especially helpful if you want a closer look at your Frenchie’s at-home antics.
3. Two-way Audio Between Your And Your Dog
Some of the different puppy cameras available offer two-way audio along with the video. Some don’t so if this is an option you want be sure to read each of the descriptions. As a Frenchie Dad, I miss my little Augie when I am away during the day. If you get a puppy camera that is enabled with two-way audio you will be able to talk with your Frenchie even when you are at work, out on a date, or even on vacation.
The sound of your voice can be soothing to your French Bulldog. With the click of a button you can be talking to your Frenchie, even at a distance, calming them down. With your voice you can stop them from barking, stop them from scratching, stop them from chewing on something, and just say hello at any point throughout the day. A fringe benefit is that you can say hello to family in your house of even warn a potential intruder.
4. A Camera Enabled With Night Vision
On a date night, night away from the house, an overnight stay, or even if you work the late shift this night vision can be a handy feature. This will allow you to see your Frenchie even in the pitch dark. Having this option will put you be at ease knowing your French Bulldog is safe during nighttime.
5. Motion Alert Option
Another great feature to look for in a puppy camera is a motion alert. I have a Ring Doorbell set up at my house that lets me know when people come to my front door and this option on a puppy camera lets you know when movement is happening inside your house. If your Frenchie has a sudden need to be crazy and needs some attention, you get a notification from the camera and can then work to calm him down. Additionally, this feature can be very useful during emergency situations in your home so you can see when you need to really go back home to attend to your Frenchie immediately.
The final consideration is of course the investment you are willing to make in this French Bulldog accessory. This dog accessory is among one of the more expensive investments you may decide to make for your Frenchie but wow is it handy. There are some significant differences in price between some of these different options so you will want to find the balance between price and value.
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Furbo will allow you to watch your dog and play fetch at the same time. It holds around 30 pieces of their treats that you can shoot out and watch them chase down. It has a night vision feature that’s great for when you have to work late nights.
There is a two-way communication microphone so they can hear the sound of your voice and you can hear their little barks. Whenever your dog makes any kind of noise Furbo will detect it and send a notification to your phone so you can check on them.
- High quality 1080p HD camera
- Toss your Frenchie treats
- Simple 3-step setup
- Noises in your house can trigger the bark detector
- If the Furbo gets nocked over it can break
- Higher investment than other options
Here’s a quick video about the Furbo in action!
If you can’t afford a fancy camera that lets you give treats to your dog then the TOOGE Pet Camera may work for you. It doesn’t have all the features as the one above but it will allow you to keep an eye on your French Bulldog.
It has a two-way mic feature that will let you talk to your pet. It won’t be able to notify you when your dog makes a noise but it does have a motion detector so you’ll get motion alerts.
It’s on a 360-degree swivel so it’s got a pretty good visual range and more than one person can watch your pet at once. You and whoever you live with can interact with the dog at the time time.
- Two-way mic enabled on this model
- Multiple people can watch at the same time
- Cheaper than the Furbo
- No bark sensor in this model
- No treat dispensor
The Petcube Play Interactive camera is a good all-around camera that will have all the features that you need. It has two-way audio so you can chat with your pet. There is a built-in laser pointer which admittedly may be a better feature if you have a cat. I have fun into some Frenchie owners who also own cats but hey, I won’t judge. 🙂
It has a sleek design that will look great on your computer desk or whatever surface you put it on. It allows you to watch your pet and also record video clips and take pictures that you can send to family and friends.
It offers a playback cloud that you can subscribe to that will let you rewind and playback video history.
- Has two-way audio
- Offers cloud recording and playback
- Just as expensive as the Furbo
- Laser pointer only really useful if you have a catt
The Pawbo camera has a lot of great features. It has two-way audio like most of the other cameras on this list. You’ll be able to toss treats to your French Bulldog while you’re not at home like with the Furbo.
There is a laser pointer on it so if you have a cat then they may be able to get a little bit of enjoyment out of it. Up to eight people can watch your pet at the same time so if you have roommates or a significant other they’ll be able to check in on the dog too.
You can take pictures with it and record videos that you can share on social media or send to your friends and family. The only downside to the Pawbo is unlike all the other cameras on this list, it doesn’t have night vision. So, that may make it a deal-breaker if you tend to work late nights.
- Two-way audio
- Has built-in treat toss feature for your dog
- Can take pictures and record video
- No night vision
If you like the treat dispenser that comes with the Pawbo and the Furbo but can’t afford the expense then you’ll want to get the Petzi. It will dispense several treats at once so so if you have more than one French Bulldog you can pamper them all at the same time.
The camera quality isn’t as good as some of the others on this list but it will be good enough for you to see what your pet is doing. The Petzi has mounting options so you can put it on your wall or on the floor. You can use it to record videos of your pet to send to your family and friends.
The biggest issue with the Petzi is that it only has one-way communication. Your pet will be able to hear everything that you say but you won’t be able to hear them respond to you.
- Much cheaper than Furbo
- Dispenses treats well
- Lower quality camera
- Only one way communication
6. Netgear Arlo
The unique thing about the Netgear Arlo is that it works indoors and outdoors. So if your French Bulldog is an outdoor pet you can still keep an eye on them. The camera has a magnetic mount so you can discreetly hang it from the wall.
It has a long-range that will let you monitor every corner of your home from the outside or inside. It’s motion-activated. It won’t give you a notification when your pet barks but you will get notifications when there are movements.
The only problem is that if you use this camera outside it may get damaged if it rains. You’ll have to get the waterproof attachment that’s sold separately.
- Works indoors and outdoors
- No bark sensor
- Not waterproof
7. Blink Camera
The blink is super small and will stick about anywhere you want it to in your home. It has motion sensors as well as temperature ones. As soon as your pet moves in front of the camera you’ll be sent a video recording.
You can buy additional cameras to place around your home if you want to cover it on all corners. As you can see, this is a great camera to monitor your pet and your home in general.
- Very small
- Easy to place anywhere
- Motion activated
- Temperature sensor built in
- No treat dispensor
Best Puppy Cameras for Your French Bulldog
You can’t be at home at all times. You have to go to work and run errands. It’s in these instances where you may benefit from getting a camera to help you watch over your French Bulldog. I prefer the Furbo puppy camera over the other models.
Look into one of these great puppy cameras. They’ll allow you to be at home with your dog even when you can’t be home.
One way to keep your French Bulldog from getting sad and lonely while you’re gone is to give them their favorite toys. Check out this post to find out what toys are best for your best friend.
PS – Looking to keep your Frenchie active? Check out these automatic ball throwers for dogs.