It's canine camera! Dog 'selfie stick' lets owners take hilariously posed snaps - while their pooches are distracted by a tennis ball
It can be difficult to get pets to comply when taking a photo of them.
They get distracted easily, fidget a lot and like to make a fuss.
So now a selfie stick disguised as a tennis ball that promises to distract pooches so owners can take the perfect picture has gone on sale.
The Pooch Selfie, pictured above in action, allows owners to take better selfies of their dogs
The $12.99 (£10) Pooch Selfie features a camera which sits at the top of smartphones, giving dogs something to look at while their photo is taken.
The invention has already helped owners take hilarious selfies with their dogs and pictures of them in various poses.
Creator Jason Hernandez, from San Diego, said: 'It seems today we humanise our pets more and more.
The device ensures the dog's attention is always kept and that they don't get distracted
The invention has already helped owners take some hilarious pictures with and of their dogs, including this of a pooch with a glass of wine
The creator, Jason Hernandez, says: 'It really gets the results you are looking for by captivating your dog's attention'
'As they are our furkids, it makes sense that we want to create the same kinds of memories we do with other people.'
He said the invention 'really harnesses that energy and focus'.
'It really gets the results you are looking for by captivating your dog's attention.
'With a little bit of training, any dog can learn to take a great selfie,' he said.
Jason came up with the idea after watching his wife struggling to get their dogs to pose for a photo
Jason came up with the idea after watching his wife struggling to get their dogs to pose for a photo.
He said: 'I happened to have a tennis ball near me.
'I knew it was the one thing (his dog) Logan would pay attention to so I jumped in and manipulated his attention using the tennis ball near her phone's camera.
'It was then I knew I was on to something.'
One customer uses the device to include both themselves and their pet in the selfie
The creator says: 'With a little bit of training, any dog can learn to take a great selfie'
The device promises to make pets look alert and keep them staring at the camera
With the dog's paw resting on his owner's arm, one man was able to capture a snap
The dog is kept amused by the tennis ball and locks its eyes with the camera as the photo is taken
Clare Murray, pictured above, took a hilarious photo when she tried to use the Pooch Selfie to get a snap with her dog Cady but her second dog, Blue, feeling left out, photobombed it
This dog, dressed in a Batman costume, smiles up at the camera
The device is a tennis ball with a camera which attaches to the top of a mobile phone, focusing a pet's attention while owners get a good snap
Jason, the owner and inventor says he happened to have a tennis ball with him and knew his dog would pay attention to it and so he placed it near to the camera
The owner said he knew he was onto something good
This little dog, relaxing in bed with a little Mac and glasses on, shows no hesitation in posing