Dog learns to trampoline over 6ft fence

A clever dog has worked out how to escape from his back garden by bouncing on a child's trampoline to get over a 6ft fence. Handyman Thomas McCormack was puzzled when Paddy his pet followed him on his train to work one morning. The four-year-old labrador-collie cross had trotted after him to the local station before boarding the same carriage and leaping onto a seat beside him. • Quiz: how intelligent is your dog? Mr McCormack, 34, could not understand how he had got out of the fenced-in garden where he had been left him for the day. He had also been wondering how it was that Paddy had started waiting for him to return from work - sitting outside his front door. Paddy the dog bouncing on the trampoline to follow his owner Thomas McCormack to work (SWNS) The mystery was solved when neighbours told him they had seen the dog bounding on the trampoline to get over the fence just after Mr McCormack left in the morning. Mr McCormack said: "I was just on my way to work the other morning and I jumped on the train and the next thing I know Paddy comes in and sits on the seat next to me. "I was shocked. He just looked at me as if he was saying 'Where are you going?' "He obviously followed my scent all the way to the station and jumped in the seat next to me, that's the only explanation I have. "I've also been coming home from work recently and finding him sitting outside the front door. "I was thinking 'How did he get over there?' He was in a kennel in my back garden and the fence is six feet, so he can't jump it. "Then the neighbour told me he was bouncing on the trampoline and came flying over the fence. That's how he got out. Thomas McCormack with his dog Paddy out side his work in Govan (SWNS) "He's bouncing on the trampoline with the kids all the time -- that's where he must have learnt it. He's a clever dog. "I'd never seen him do it but sure enough I've now seen it for myself. He's some dog." Mr McCormack, a father-of-one, said Paddy was usually kept in the house in Croy, North Lanarkshire, Scotland and stays in the back garden in his kennel when he leaves for work at 8am. • Is this the world's cleverest dog? He added: "My guess is that he's been following me to work a few times, but never managed to find me until until the other day. "That morning he obviously caught me. I had to take him to work. Obviously he's a new start." Mr McCormack said he would now move the trampoline away from the fence to put an end to Paddy's escapes.



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