Flipping hound! Moment dog is sent somersaulting through the air when he tries to leap over child’s swing
- Buddha the Golden Retriever was playing fetch in a back yard in Bluffs, Illinois
- The dog was filmed as he bounded across the grass towards the child’s swing
- Buddha attempted to leap over the swing but misjudged his high-speed jump
This is the heartstopping moment a golden retriever does a ‘triple backflip’ off a child’s swing while chasing his ball.
A 21-second clip, filmed in Bluffs, Illinois, features Buddha’s owner, off camera, throwing a ball across his yard.
The dog races after the ball and attempts to leap over a children’s swing but catches his paws and is sent flying.
Buddha the golden retriever waits for his owner to throw his ball in the yard in Bluffs, Illinois
Fortunately the dog was unharmed in the incident earlier this week, with his owner laughing in exaggerated fashion for the remainder of the clip.
According to the owner, who has not been identified: ‘Buddha and I were in the back yard getting ready to play fetch.
‘I was going to record it because he is super-fast.
He went to jump over the swing and his front paws caught it and he went Yeet! Triple backflip, landing on his belly.
Buddha races across the grass after the ball and tries to leap over the swing. His owner said he was unhurt after doing a triple backflip and landing on his belly
‘He is ok and healthy. He was only worried about finding his ball afterwards.’
Several viewers were worried about the dog’s health, but others – realising he was unharmed – shared his owner’s amusement.
One commented: ‘Poor dog could have been seriously injured’ followed by a crying emoji.
Another commentator said: ‘When your dog thinks it’s a boomerang.’