How to use Tesla Dog Mode and Cabin Camera

Dog Mode is designed to maintain a comfortable cabin temperature for your pet while you actively and frequently monitor this temperature using the mobile app (which requires both your phone and the vehicle to have cellular connectivity).

When in Dog Mode, the touchscreen displays the current cabin temperature to inform people passing by that your pet is safe. This setting is not intended for people, and should only be used for short periods of time while you stay in close proximity should you need to return to the vehicle in situations where the temperature can no longer be maintained.

If Dog and Sentry are enabled at the same time, Sentry defaults to Disable Sentry Sounds to protect your pet.

Live Camera view is available if Dog Mode is enabled. When Dog Mode is on, the interior cabin camera shows the inside of the vehicle so you can check on your pet at any time.

If both Sentry Mode and Dog Mode are enabled, switch the camera views by touching the gray circles or the interior icon that correspond to different cameras on the mobile app. See Sentry Mode for more information.

Enabling the interior cabin camera for dog mode or Sentry requires the mobile app version 4.15.0 or higher.

View Live Camera is limited to approximately one hour (or 15 minutes for some regions) of cumulative usage per day.

To operate Dog Mode:

Make sure the Battery’s charge level is at least 20%.
Engage Park. Dog Mode settings are available only when car is in Park.

If necessary, adjust the climate settings.
On the climate controls screen, touch “Dog” button.

You can also control Dog Mode from the mobile app, by swiping up from the gray bar on the Climate screen.
The climate control system attempts to maintain your climate settings until you shift out of Park or manually turn it off. Avoid using Dog Mode when the battery charge is low. If the Battery’s charge level drops below 20%, the Tesla mobile app attempts to repeatedly send you notifications reminding you to check on anything that you have left in your Tesla.

Software updates cannot be performed when Keep Climate On, Dog, or Camp is active.

Never leave a child unattended in your vehicle.

Check local laws for any restrictions on leaving pets unattended in your vehicle.

You are responsible for the safety of your dog or pet. Never leave them in your car for long periods of time. Constantly monitor the vehicle temperature and their well-being. Make sure you have sufficient cellular coverage on your phone and time to return to the vehicle, if necessary.

In the unlikely event that your climate control system needs service or is not working as expected, avoid using Dog Mode. Never rely on your vehicle to protect something irreplaceable.

You can adjust and monitor the climate control system remotely using the mobile app. However, if you use the mobile app to turn off the climate control system, Keep Dog Mode operating.

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