Animals Pets Watch a Little Puppy Take a Big Leap of Faith By Mary Jo DiLonardo Mary Jo DiLonardo LinkedIn Twitter Senior Writer University of Cincinnati Mary Jo DiLonardo has worked in print, online, and broadcast journalism for 25 years and covers nature, health, science, and animals. Learn about our editorial process Updated February 8, 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.