"She gets a treat, I get a photo, everybody's happy” explained YouTuber Simone Giertz

By Maria Pasquini
October 19, 2020 04:57 PM
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Woof, there it is!

Faced once again with the question of how to get more adorable photos of her dog Scraps, YouTube star Simone Giertz came up with the perfect idea: create a doggy selfie booth!

"I love dog photos," Giertz, 29, explained at the start of her latest video, which has been viewed almost 500,000 times. "But something that I haven’t seen is dog selfies. I don’t think there’s a way for dogs to take photos of themselves without human hands."

"So I’m building a fully-automated photo booth for Scraps. She goes in there, there's a little pedal that she can hit with her paw, it triggers a camera, it triggers a treat dispenser," she explained. "She gets a treat, I get a photo, everybody’s happy."

As for how the project came about, Giertz explained that she first had the idea "because I was trying to teach Scraps to scroll on my phone with her paw — and I was trying to get her to take a photo of herself."

"But her paws are just not that accurate," she added. "But if there was a physical button, I think she could do it."

Simone Giertz and dog
| Credit: Simone Giertz/Youtube

In order to make her vision a reality, the inventor used thousands of Legos, including products from the brand’s programmable robotics line.

Besides being functional, the finished design ended up being super sweet — complete with a red curtain and a sign informing all interested pooches that the price of a photo is one press of the paw.

And while Scraps didn’t seem that interested in posing for the photos, she did appreciate the treats — as well as having a place to rest.

"I think she mostly just likes it as a bed," the inventor remarked.