I think my hearing dog who was a Standard Poodle was very smart. I was throwing a toy ball for him and he kept jumping up and putting his front legs out. I had no idea what he was trying to do . He was not catching the ball in his mouth ,after throwing the ball about four times Finlay jumped up and taught the ball with his paws and his eyes lite up and he was he was pleases with himself for catching his ball with his paws. I only wish I had a photo of this. I guess he thought using his mouth was too boring or easy.
And when we driving to the park Finlay would look over my shoulder if I took too long to start the car. Once I started the car he would lie down. Males can be so bossy some times . LOL! I guess you can tell I miss my dog terribly .