A trick that I have always thought was cool was that ability to catch a treat when thrown. The only dog I have ever been able to get to do that was my black lab of 13 years, Midnight. I've tried with a husky, dobie and even a chocolate with no success. They all just sit there and watch it smack them in the face. I think Midnight just did it naturally and it is obvious that Ringer doesn't possess this trait. He tries to catch toys that are thrown to him. It is possible that he can't see the treats because they are so small. Perhaps I should get bigger sized treats. He carries a full size foot (soccer) ball around the yard with no difficulty so his mouth is plenty big.