What is Dog Mode?
Dog Mode is a new feature that was introduced in 2019. It was a suggestions of Josh Atchley:
Can you put a dog mode on the Tesla Model 3. Where the music plays and the ac is on, with a display on screen saying “I’m fine my owner will be right back”?
— Josh Atchley (@nynex) October 19, 2018
When you activate Dog Mode:
- the climate control will stay on, to prevent the cabin from overheating
- a message is displayed on the center console letting passersby know that the animals inside are safe
As the name suggests, Dog Mode is intended for dogs and other pets. Never leave a child unattended in your vehicle!
Enabling Dog Mode
Here’s how you can enable Dog Mode in your Tesla:
- Put the car in park.
- Go to the climate settings. Adjust if necessary.
- Select ‘Dog‘ in the white box in the middle of the screen.
Note: the battery’s charge level must be at least 20% to activate Dog Mode.