Rocky the French bulldog puppy had to think long and hard when his owner asked him to jump into his arms off the safety of his comfy couch. Apparently, the cautious little guy takes the whole "look before you leap" thing seriously.

His owner worked really hard, urging Rocky on with encouraging words and boisterous claps on the edge of the couch. But Rocky just flopped around, totally unsure if this leap was truly going to happen.

Finally, Rocky ran to the edge of the couch and — after putting on the brakes a few times — catapulted his tiny, tubby body into the air, landing with glee into outstretched hands. It was so much fun, he immediately did it again.

What a brave boy.

Mary Jo DiLonardo writes about everything from health to parenting — and anything that helps explain why her dog does what he does.

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