Overeager Service Dog Ryker Has Come A Long Way Since His Hilarious Training Test Video

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Ryker is a Belgian Malinois who resides at the Double H Canine Training Academy in Louisville, Kentucky (Credit: Double H Canine Training Academy/Facebook)

Ryker, a gorgeous Belgian Malinois, achieved instant Internet fame in December 2018 after the trainers at the Double H Canine Training Academy in Louisville, Kentucky, released a hilarious training test video of the adorable puppy. Captioned "Epic Service Dog Training Failure," it showed the enthusiastic dog trying his best to follow the instructions, but miserably failing at every trick, that he was taught.

The footage begins with an excited Ryker attempting to pull an empty wheelchair, only to topple it after a few seconds of tugging. Another hysterical mess-up occurs when he is asked to walk alongside a trainer carrying a walker with tennis balls attached to the end. The purpose of the exercise is to train the dog not to get distracted while on the job. Though Ryker obediently follows along for a few seconds, the urge to play with the balls proves too strong, and he soon rips the walker from the trainer's hands.

Fortunately, the folks at the training school have not given up on the eager dog. An updated video, released on February 26, 2020, shows a much calmer Ryker, doing the best he can to follow his trainer. The academy says while the Belgian Malinois may never be ready to wear the iconic service dog vest and harness, his future is secure in the home of a trainer who plans on continuing to teach the pooch new skills.

Resources: Yahoo.com, www.ladbible.com

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  • breathofthewild
    breathofthewildThursday, September 24, 2020 at 3:03 pm
    both my dogs are old and neither are a specific kind of dog.
    • breathofthewild
      breathofthewildThursday, September 24, 2020 at 3:02 pm
      This is literally the funniest dog vid I've ever seen. Also, I need a cute puppy like that!
      • 22hy
        22hyThursday, September 24, 2020 at 10:09 am
        i have a french bulldog..
        • suleha
          sulehaThursday, September 24, 2020 at 9:14 am
          i have 2 Pomeranian's,cat,and a fish aquarium no joke!
          • chelsie
            chelsieThursday, September 24, 2020 at 4:55 am
            He is so funny! :)
            • cloudy_sunset
              cloudy_sunsetTuesday, September 22, 2020 at 1:33 pm
              I have beagel and she so cute plus she has a heart shaped brith mark
              • nukudise-159672199393
                nukudise-159672199393Monday, September 21, 2020 at 6:24 am
                i got a dog like that
                • halestorm
                  halestormThursday, September 17, 2020 at 6:57 am
                  I have a dog like that
                  • american_boy
                    american_boyMonday, September 14, 2020 at 9:30 am
                    hes so cute
                    • jomiwowu-156993535441
                      jomiwowu-156993535441Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 5:59 am
                      i have a shorky and choclat lad they aare so lazy. i will say lets go on a walk thand they play dead. its so frustrating and funny. its like tous goatss that when they are scared they just fall over
                      • 0401
                        0401Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 12:24 pm
                        hahaha :)