Here’s how to do it:
Create a new Skype account and log into it on the device that will stay with your pet (I use an old laptop in case my dogs knock it over in excitement) and add yourself as a contact on that account. Make your dog watching easier by downloading the latest version of Skype on both your and your pet’s devices.
Ensure their device is plugged in and doesn’t automatically go on “sleep” mode after a few hours of inactivity. By having it plugged in it will keep the device on power with its display turned off until you call.
Set Skype to auto-answer. You can do this by going to the Menu Bar> Tools>Options. Under the Calls tab, click Call settings> Show advanced option. Tick the boxes for “Answer incoming calls automatically” and “Start my video automatically when I am in a call” and save these changes. Now you don’t have to worry about your pet missing your calls again.
Now that you have everything set up you should ensure you position the device in a good safe location, connected to a power source. Think of where your pet usually hangs out, maybe the sunny spot by the window or the comfy tile by the door, and angle the device to face that area.
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