Slobbery Slo-Mo: The Funniest Mid-Air Dog Treat Catches Captured on Camera

There’s nothing that delights a dog quite like catching a tasty treat mid-air. World-famous canine photographer Christian Vieler has captured this joy perfectly in a hilarious series of action shots.  Dog lovers everywhere are delighted by Vieler’s ability to freeze these goofy, endearing moments for all to enjoy. Whether it’s a tiny Yorkie smiling from ear-to-ear or a mighty Mastiff temporarily puzzled as the treat sails by, these pictures are guaranteed to bring on the smiles.

The Funniest Mid-Air Dog Treat Catches Captured on Camera
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How It Began: Mid-Air Memories Frozen In Time Forever

For over a decade, German photographer Christian Vieler has seamlessly blended his two passions: photography and dogs. Though he had no formal training, Vieler stumbled into his niche of capturing hilarious mid-air treat catch shots purely by accident. 

He told PetaPixel, “My lab was a very chill dog — when I said sit, she sat down. There was no movement in the dog — she just stared at me.”  Hoping to inspire some animated poses, Vieler started tossing treats to get his pup moving while testing out his camera flash.

The Funniest Mid-Air Dog Treat Catches Captured on Camera
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It was then that the magic happened. The resulting photographs showed Vieler’s dog in unexpected, priceless positions as she twisted and turned to catch the airborne snacks. Vieler instantly knew he was onto something special worth sharing. 

Why We All Love These Silly Photos

While Christian Vieler’s photos may look like slow-motion captures, each hilarious shot is simply a split-second frozen in time. Some pups appear thrilled at the surprise treat being tossed their way, while others seem utterly perplexed by the multiple airborne snacks. You’ll find clueless canines unaware of what’s happening and clumsy pooches clearly about to miss their mark. 

Vieler’s website is full of photos showcasing pups of all breeds and sizes zoning in on the prized treat, with mouths agape and eyes wide. The resulting images highlight both the adorable determination and occasional confusion of our four-legged friends in peak treat-catching stance, and as with humans their eyes tell the whole story.

Whether they’re glamorous show dogs or beloved family mutts, these photos let us appreciate canines in their most natural, unguarded state – living purely in the moment and reacting authentically to the temptation of a delicious snack. 

Where You Can Find More of These Funny Photos

The Funniest Mid-Air Dog Treat Catches Captured on Camera
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To date, Vieler has snapped over more than a thousand dogs mid-snack launch, gifting the world with these hilarious, endearing action shots. His work showcasing our four-legged friends’ unbridled treat motivation has proven so popular that Vieler has compiled many of the best images into two published books: Treat and Treat Too!. Both can be found on Amazon.

Dog lovers can’t get enough of these frozen moments that highlight dogs’ delightfully goofy expressions. Each new share allows pet parents to appreciate their beloved companions in a new light – stripped of pretenses and acting on pure, primal instincts in the funniest of ways.

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