Dog charity advises owners to 'not allow their dog onto a trampoline' after release of John Lewis Christmas advert

A charity has urged dog owners not to be encouraged to put their dogs on trampolines after the John Lewis Christmas advert showed a dog bouncing about.

Friday, 11th November 2016, 12:56 pm
Updated Friday, 18th November 2016, 11:22 am
The new John Lewis advert tells the story of Buster the Boxer enjoying a special Christmas gift. Credit: John Lewis

The advert, released yesterday morning, tells the story of a girl called Bridget who loves to bounce on her bed.

When her mum and dad buy her a trampoline for Christmas they soon discover that she isn’t the only one with a passion for jumping as her dog Buster the Boxer joins in with the fun.

Soon after the advert was released a video compilation of dogs enjoying a good bounce was posted on YouTube.

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A Dogs Trust Spokesperson says: “The sentiment behind John Lewis’ advert is a reminder that Christmas is a time that brings people together and the charity knows only too well the joy a dog can bring to a family.

"Whilst dogs will thoroughly enjoy playing with their families, we advise owners to exercise caution and not allow their dog onto a trampoline, in case of injury.”