Friday, November 25, 2011

Treat Catcher

There is a game we play with Charlie, called "Treat Catching". He learned it as a puppy, and over the years has become a very accomplished player.


Puppy Charlie catching treats

You take a small treat in hand and, holding it shoulder-high so Charlie can see it, swing back once... twice... On the count of two, point it towards his face and let go. Occasionally it may bounce off a tooth, but more often than not, the treat will disappear into Charlie's gaping mouth, almost like it was sucked in by a gravitational force.


Adult Charlie catching treats.

The mailman also plays Treat Catch with Charlie almost every day. Since the game ends when he misses, Charlie is very very focused. He's up to 12 consecutive catches and it's only a matter of time until he hits 13.

 

16 comments:

Finn said...

That is so impressive! And you got three treats in a row!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Charlie that's some really great eye-mouth coordination there and you could even give lessons--Maybe to our Scottie who has no idea why we're tossing a treat at him....

Barbara said...

Great job, Charlie! Trixie is pretty good at it too!

mille stelle said...

What a star!!! Keep up the great work, Charlie :-)

Ellen said...

What great eye focus! Way to go Charlie!!

Boondocks Love Shack Pack said...

That looks like a fun game!! We want to play too!!

AROOOOOF!
Boondocks & The Love Shack Pack

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I challenge Charlie to a treating khatching duel (in Indiana?)!

Seriously, that has to be the only thing my other people did fur me - I'm a NATURAL - Mom didn't teach me and I just KNOW how to snag 'em!

I think woo've helped me khome up with a special way to celebrate a milestone on the way!

Might be time to dust off another blog!

GReat Job Charlie!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Sam said...

Monty isn't too fond of treats being thrown at him at close range, but is pretty skilled if we manage to toss one to him across the room!

Cute Video!

Sam

Penny's Mumma said...

Charlie, you are awesome!! Those treats must have vitamins in them...you have quite the gleaming coat in that video!! Hope you had a wonderful, treatful Thanksgiving.

Karen

Kari in Vegas said...

You have some skills!

Stop on by for a visit
Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! That's Golden GREAT! There was a contest last year that I joined re treat catching. LOVE it! Oh I host a Tasty Tuesday Blog HOP .. Please add this post/url to the HOP. Also check out my post today ... it is also a VIDEO woofing for treats. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Wyatt said...

Very impressive Charlie! That is a good skill to have!

Wyatt

Leslie said...

You're awesome, Charlie! My old Lab was a natural at catching anything food-based so I didn't even know you had to teach some dogs how to do it until we got Bella. She's not very good at it. I think I'll show her your video so she can learn. ;)

Helios said...

I love that game too... but mine ends when my M thiks I've had enough so I've never tried breaking any records.

Moose said...

Nicely done buddy! I wish I had your mailman!

Sierra Rose said...

Hi ya! Awesome catching! Made me smile at each treat snaggle in the video :) And...a little hungry for a treat catchin' game of my own! Yeaooo!

Big hugs,
Sierra Rose