There are just some videos out there that are bound to make you smile, and anything that involves dogs jumping on trampolines is obviously going to make that list.
If you think about it, trampolines are pretty odd in themselves. If you tried to explain the reason why humans get so much enjoyment out of jumping on a stretch of elasticated material to someone who lived on another planet, they’d probably think that the human race is nuts.
But while trampolines are typically reserved for just humans, sometimes, other animals want to get in on the action as well.
Some of our loyal readers might remember the sheep on trampoline video we shared last year – and while we don’t think there’s much that can top that, this next video we’ve come across is gold-standard.
Simply titled, “Dane on a Trampoline” the video was posted on YouTube by Jeff Davis and now has over 1.6 million views from people all over the world.
As the title suggests, the joyous 25-second clip features a Great Dane having a lot of fun on a trampoline.
The video is filmed from behind a fence, which just serves to make the whole thing all the more hilarious! At first, all you can hear is the excitable bark from the dog.
Then in one of the greatest surprises, he springs up on the trampoline and suddenly his head appears above the fence!
The head appears for a split second before gravity takes the flying Great Dane back down to earth again. But it isn’t long until he’s back up in the air again!
We can’t figure out what we love most; his facial expressions, or the way his ears and tongue fly out as he jumps. It’s a 25-second video that we can’t stop watching over and over again.
This joyful video has us questioning the whole context behind this moment.
Judging by this dog’s ecstatic facial expressions, we’re in no doubt that he’s very much enjoying his time on the trampoline. But would he have ever known what to do if he hadn’t have seen his humans using the trampoline?
Apparently, dogs often mimic their owners. In fact, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Research in Personality, dogs have literally been found to mirror the personality traits of their owners.
Those with more active personalities reported having energetic dogs, while people who described themselves as having a pessimistic outlook on life were more likely to have dogs that were difficult to train.
Is there a reason behind this?
According to William Chopnik, psychology researcher and lead author of the study, “people probably pick dogs that match their lifestyles, or that shared lifestyles can cause dog and human personalities to meld over time.”
If you’re curious to see how others perceive your personality, then you might want to take a good long look at your dog!
Make sure you scroll down to watch the video of the bouncing Great Dane below for guaranteed smiles.
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