Animals Pets Watch a Little Puppy Take a Big Leap of Faith By Mary Jo DiLonardo Senior Writer University of Cincinnati Mary Jo DiLonardo covers a wide range of topics focused on nature, health, science, and anything that helps make the world a better place. our editorial process Mary Jo DiLonardo Updated February 08, 2019 Share Twitter Pinterest Email Animals Wildlife Pets Animal Rights Endangered Species 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.