This is Murphy. She is a three-year-old Border Collie/Schnauzer mix. Her owners, Katie and Steve, noticed that when Murphy was a puppy, she would leave her toys all over the floor, just as any toddler would. So they started teaching her to pick up her toys, bring them back and put them in the basket.
Katie was showing a friend Murphy’s great trick of picking up after himself, when the friend suggested, “Hey, you ought to teach her how to play basketball!” All good dog tricks should be developed in increments, so Katie and Steve simply raised the toy basket up off the ground so that Murphy would have to stand on her hind legs to reach the basket.