last night on the news they had a try it before you buy it piece on the talking treat ball,,,it is a hard plastic ball with a recording device in the center where your voice can make a message that repeats itself when the ball is bumped... and has a hole in the bottom that treats will fall out of when it is rolled. the purpose was to help with seperation anxiety. I found one at the thrift store awhile back..i paid 50 cents for mine..they said on the news it went for about 20 dollars. Victor showed interest for few seconds..and then went on to other things. I would have been horrified if i had paid that much. Hyia had a "plan" the other day when she discovered the ball in his toybox...she said when he is outside and she needs him to come..she will shake the ball so my voice says "here Victor..come on boy"..and carried outside with her all afternoon. That is about all the fun anyone has gotten out of it. The dog they tried it out on the news was a sheltie, and it had about the same reaction as Vic. I was wondering if anybody else had one and what their dog's reaction was to such an elaborate toy.