Your pet’s behavior offers extraordinary, yet often hidden, insights into his or her well-being. We need your help to teach Whistle devices to detect those behaviors and uncover previously unseen patterns.
Help advance pet care by capturing and sharing videos of your dog showing certain behaviors while wearing a Whistle device. We'll send you a weekly email with a specific behavior to look out for.
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Use your cellphone camera to capture video when your dog displays a behavior of interest
Upload the video clip(s) through this secure portal
We’ll use your Whistle account to pair your video with data from your dog’s device
WHAT TYPES OF BEHAVIOR SHOULD YOU CAPTURE?
And any other behavior you wish you could monitor!
For ‘everyday’ behaviors (eating, drinking, urinating, defecating, etc.) you can often anticipate when the behavior may occur (e.g., just put food in the bowl) and have your cellphone ready. Rarer, potentially health-related events like scratching and vomiting are more difficult and may only be possible to capture if your dog has chronic medical issues. NEVER induce any of these behaviors/interactions or delay treatment for your pet.
Whatever portion of the behavior you can capture is helpful – we can use the video even if the interesting behavior is surrounded by minutes of ‘business as usual’ or is only a partial clip.
Your cellphone’s camera application is best. Record a video as you would normally. You will be able to select the video clip from your photo library whenever you choose to upload.
Our research team will review the video and label precise times at which your dog performs different behaviors. We will then pair the labeled video with the sensor data from your dog's Whistle device and apply machine learning algorithms to identify the 'signature' of the behavior patterns in the sensor data.
Great question! Your videos help us align a specific, real-life behavior to the associated accelerometer data your Whistle collects every second. We explain the whole process in a video here
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