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Just wondering if anyone has advice on something comparable to Tesla's Dog Mode?

It became an issue today when I needed to leave the pooch in the way back while I ran into the store. I thought I'd leave the key in the car to allow the A/C to continue, but that didn't work.

Alternatively, I could use the phone to set up climatization in CarNet, but my confidence in that app is quite limited. It also doesn't address how to direct the A/C to the back of the vehicle; I know that the climate controls are - by design - directed to areas where (pressure?) sensors detect people in seats.

I'd welcome your thoughts!
 

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If you’re just running into a store or something, just hit the climate button on the goodbye screen after you hit the Park button and take your foot off the brake. That leaves the climate control on for I think 30 minutes. If you need it on longer, I think I’ve read about folks fooling the car into thinking there’s a person sitting in the driver’s seat with a 10 lb. bag. Then you can essentially leave the car on as though you were sitting in the seat. Not sure that’s very secure, though!
 

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Just wondering if anyone has advice on something comparable to Tesla's Dog Mode?

It became an issue today when I needed to leave the pooch in the way back while I ran into the store. I thought I'd leave the key in the car to allow the A/C to continue, but that didn't work.

Alternatively, I could use the phone to set up climatization in CarNet, but my confidence in that app is quite limited. It also doesn't address how to direct the A/C to the back of the vehicle; I know that the climate controls are - by design - directed to areas where (pressure?) sensors detect people in seats.

I'd welcome your thoughts!
No Dog Mode. May be part of an OTA. The only way is to leave seat belt connected, put vehicle in Park. To get past 30 min time limit you need to put some weight on the seat. I have seen a Utube Video where the guy had 25lbs dumbbell in a backpack that he would put on the seat and then lock the seat belt.
 

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Just wondering if anyone has advice on something comparable to Tesla's Dog Mode?

It became an issue today when I needed to leave the pooch in the way back while I ran into the store. I thought I'd leave the key in the car to allow the A/C to continue, but that didn't work.

Alternatively, I could use the phone to set up climatization in CarNet, but my confidence in that app is quite limited. It also doesn't address how to direct the A/C to the back of the vehicle; I know that the climate controls are - by design - directed to areas where (pressure?) sensors detect people in seats.

I'd welcome your thoughts!
Yes disappears completely. Just checked on my new id4 pro s
 

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No Dog Mode. May be part of an OTA. The only way is to leave seat belt connected, put vehicle in Park. To get past 30 min time limit you need to put some weight on the seat. I have seen a Utube Video where the guy had 25lbs dumbbell in a backpack that he would put on the seat and then lock the seat belt.
There's absolutely dog mode. It's the top switch on the goodbye screen. Lasts a half hour.
 

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There's absolutely dog mode. It's the top switch on the goodbye screen. Lasts a half hour.
The real “dog mode” in a Tesla has a screen display explaining that the cabin is temp controlled so nobody calls the cops or smashes a window. The app also lets you read current temp, not just the target temp. The Tesla also doesn’t auto shut off after 30 min. It will push notify the driver when the battery hits 20% so you can get back before your dog is dead.

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