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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409 Comments
  • pinkroseflower7
    pinkroseflower7Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 2:08 pm
    Awww Ryker is a soooo cute dog 🐕
    • jujubean4realz
      jujubean4realzThursday, April 2, 2020 at 1:29 pm
      Hah! So funny, though he seems really smart.
      • bignoobo101
        bignoobo101Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 1:22 pm
        He is so cute!If he is a german shepherd then I have one.
        • bubblegummy
          bubblegummyThursday, April 2, 2020 at 2:14 pm
          I wish I had one but I allergic to the and dog hare
        • sissy5543
          sissy5543Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 12:24 pm
          I love the first picture
          • sissy5543
            sissy5543Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 12:23 pm
            I know right he is cute
            • wyfurofi-156959665073
              wyfurofi-156959665073Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 11:46 am
              he is so smart.
              • seata
                seataThursday, April 2, 2020 at 6:48 am
                M y dad has one
                • rekekeee
                  rekekeeeWednesday, April 1, 2020 at 9:26 pm
                  He's so adorable and is still having fun and wagging his tail even when being told orders-he loves his job.
                  • dominicanito617
                    dominicanito617Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 12:46 pm
                    RYKER OMG
                    • dominicanito617
                      dominicanito617Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 12:46 pm
                      THAT SO...........COOL!