You may have thought you'd seen it all, but you haven't lived until you've seen what happens when this Great Dane discovers the trampoline.
Dogs love to play, and watching them play can be an endless source of entertainment. Apparently this Great Dane really loves to play - his playful side sure comes out when he discovers the family's trampoline.
We dare you to watch this video and not laugh. The angle that it's taken from is absolutely perfect, and this cute dog is so comical as he leaps into the air. His barking accentuates his delight and makes this video even better.
Even though Great Danes are tall enough to see much more than your average dog can, this clever dog has found a way to see over the large fence that borders his yard.
Trampolines seem to attract dogs - check out YouTube and there are countless videos of dogs playing on trampolines. If you decide to let your dog get on the trampoline, make sure that he doesn't fall off the side, especially if he's a smaller breed.
The springs encircling the trampoline can also catch and pinch your dog's paws if he gets trapped in them, so do your best to keep your dog in the center of the trampoline. You'll also want to make sure that your dog's nails are trimmed so that he doesn't damage the mat.
Trampolines might not be the safest place for your dog to play or exercise, but there are many other ways that you can entertain your dog. Take him swimming, or set up a sprinkler in the yard for him to play in. Many dogs also like swimming in kiddie pools. You can also play fetch with your dog, or give dock diving a try. Head out for a hike, do some agility, or try something new with your dog.
This article was originally published August 7, 2018.