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Great Dane Discovers Trampoline, Deserves All The Gold Medals

Dogs love to play, and watching them play can be an endless source of entertainment. They can be very creative, too. Apparently, this Great Dane really loves to play—which is proven when he discovers the family's trampoline. The video of his new favorite pastime, which has more than 1 million views, was posted to YouTube by user Jeff Davis

We dare you to watch this video and not laugh. The clip is shot from the perfect angle, and this cute dog is so comical as he leaps into the air. His barking accentuates his delight and makes the moment 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 and spy on the neighbors. Just kidding—he's too busy having fun!

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With every jump, the dog's ears flop as he takes in the view. Every landing is met with bark and howls until he is up in the air, peering over the fence line all over again. I'm pretty sure the neighbors don't mind that he is looking in at them.

Trampolines seem to attract dogs, evidenced by the countless YouTube videos of dogs playing on them. 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 trim your dogs' nails 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, play fetch, head out for a hike, or do some agility. The possibilities are endless!

This article was originally published on August 7, 2018.

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