Pets & Animals

Smile and error: Puppy botches catch in viral clip

Anyone training a puppy to catch knows you have to start somewhere.

For a puppy named Pacino, the star of a viral YouTube video, the focus and effort are there, but the execution needs some work. Looking like a right fielder on his first day of Little League, Pacino is ready for the throw, has his eye on the ball (or in this case, a stuffed bone), but can't come down with it as he goes off balance and tumbles backward.

The hypnotic clip has gotten nearly 450,000 views since being posted on Feb. 26, and as Pacino's owner notes, when it comes to teaching the puppy how to snatch that stuffed bone out of the sky like a pro, "It's going to take some work!"