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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605 Comments
  • sonictheheadcho
    sonictheheadchoMonday, May 10, 2021 at 4:04 pm
    So cute
    • niner_boy971
      niner_boy971Friday, May 7, 2021 at 5:26 am
      gotta love the little guy
      • niner_boy971
        niner_boy971Friday, May 7, 2021 at 5:25 am
        just what a cutie
        • kittenlover11
          kittenlover11Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 10:44 am
          hes so cute i love him
          • ilovestories
            ilovestoriesMonday, April 5, 2021 at 7:52 am
            awww love him he is just so cute
            • kittylover111
              kittylover111Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 6:10 am
              Go Ryker!
              • emmiediamond
                emmiediamondSunday, March 21, 2021 at 11:52 am
                Its ok idk how they find it funny maybe he does not want to be a service dog :(
                • llamagirl12345
                  llamagirl12345Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 10:43 am
                  when a dog is trained to be a service dog the usually have to be one
                • galaxyninja
                  galaxyninjaMonday, March 8, 2021 at 6:22 am
                  cool
                  • hinydide-160220637329
                    hinydide-160220637329Monday, February 22, 2021 at 7:24 am
                    that's so funny
                    • kevin_c
                      kevin_cFriday, February 19, 2021 at 9:17 am
                      This just goes to show how strong dogs are.