This photographer takes photos of dogs trying to catch treats, and the results will bring a smile to your face

Courtesy of Vieler PhotographyPicture perfect.

Picture this: you’re at a restaurant, and you can finally see your waiter on the way with your food. Imagine the look of joy and relief on your face.

Christian Vieler, a photographer, specialises in capturing that moment on film – but with your dog. Specifically, he manages to get the perfect shot of dogs trying to catch a treat.

Without further ado, here are 15 of the most hilarious photos Vieler has captured in his seven years of capturing “Dogs Catching Treats.”


Christian Vieler is a photographer who specialises in the most wholesome field: he captures dogs catching treats.

Courtesy of Vieler PhotographyPure happiness.

Vieler’s been taking these photos since 2013.


Why? Because, according to Vieler, it “brings dogs even closer to our hearts.”

Courtesy of Vieler PhotographyThat’s a big dog.

Vieler’s taken over 500 photos of dogs catching treats.


“In their faces, we recognise panic, joy, fear of loss, sheer desire and the peak of pleasure — this is great Hollywood-style cinema.”

Courtesy of Vieler PhotographyAn overwhelming amount of treats.

We’d totally watch that movie.


They’re definitely works of art.

Courtesy of Vieler PhotographyNote the two different coloured eyes.

This belongs in a museum.


Some of these pups are more focused on catching the treats …

Courtesy of Vieler PhotographyThe look of fierce determination.

This is a more stoic approach.


Others are barely able to contain their joy.

Courtesy of Vieler PhotographyHeads up.

This almost looks like a cartoon.


Vieler says he stumbled upon the idea “by accident and chance.”

Courtesy of Vieler PhotographySome competition.

Relax pups, there are plenty of treats to go around.


In 2013, he had bought himself a new camera and was testing the settings. He wanted his dog to move around, but she is “a very chilled labrador” and wouldn’t get up.

Courtesy of Vieler PhotographyBig smiles.

“Chilled labrador” this good boy is not.


“What gets a lab better in motion than a treat? I started throwing and hit my camera button at the same time,” he said. And photo magic was born.

Courtesy of Vieler PhotographyWill he catch it?

Will he get his treat? The suspense is real.


Vieler figured out days later when he was cleaning out his hard drive how funny the photos ended up being.

Courtesy of Vieler PhotographyLook at that smile.

And it all started just so Vieler could test the motion settings of his new camera.


And that’s how “Dogs Catching Treats” was born.

Courtesy of Vieler PhotographyGrooming on point.

Another 10 out of 10 smile.


“I work with dogs every day. Photographing them is just the half of the work. To get good results, understanding and interacting with them is a very important part of my job.”

Courtesy of Vieler PhotographyNo distractions.

Vieler’s not the only pet photographer out there. Check out Alex Cearns, who takes photos of dogs with disabilities and shares their stories.


“The whole ‘Treat’ thing didn’t only bring me closer to dogs — dogs are my 24/7 life now,” he continued.

Courtesy of Vieler PhotographyTreats, treats, and more treats.

This face just screams “YAY!”


Hanging out with dogs all day long, and bringing joy to people?

Courtesy of Vieler PhotographyOpen wide.

If you want to try your hand at working with dogs all day, you can apply to become a “puptern.”


There are definitely worse jobs to have.

Courtesy of Vieler PhotographyCatch!

You can learn more about Vieler and his photography here, and see more “Dogs Catching Treats” on his Instagram.

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