Ryker the Belgian Malinois really did give it his best shot, but the service dog life is clearly not for everyone! Don't worry Ryker, at least you made us smile!
By, 18 Jan 2020
The Double H Canine Training Academy in Louisvile, Kentucky, films its service dogs to-be during their exams. In this way, they can re-watch the tapes just in case they might’ve missed something.
Don't worry, be happy
Indeed, these tests are of the utmost importance! They help trainers decide whether or not the dogs will be successful assistance dogs.
To pass the test, dogs must show a stable, even temperament. They mustn't pull on the lead, or react to any distractions around them.
But it looks like Ryker missed the memo. He prefers tennis balls to calm walks at a heel.
When his handler starts to use a walker while holding Ryker on a lead, the boisterous Belgian Malinois bounds onto the balls, biting at them and trying to pull them off the walker.
When Ryker's handler sits in a wheelchair while holding Ryker on a lead, another person throws a tennis ball in his path. Instead of remaining still, he runs off trying to catch it, and pulls his handler right off the chair!
When Ryker is asked to open the fridge with the use of a rope, he does as he's told, but perhaps a little too enthusiastically! He begins to play a game of tug of war with the fridge, pulling so hard that he shifts it right out of its spot!
You're lucky you're cute
After watching this video, we think you'll agree with Ryker's trainers: he'll make a wonderful family pet – an entertaining one to be sure – but he's not really made for the service dog life!
Oh well, ç’est la vie!
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