We don’t deserve dogs. They’ve been known to be awesome caretakers, make us smile, provide endless fodder for memes, and they even save lives!
Dalmatians tend to be trained to assist firefighters, and German Shepherds are known to be great assistants for police forces all over the country, and many dogs can be trained to be great service pets.
Of course, one adorable German Shepherd totally failed his exams.
Meet Ryker. This video captured all of his failures for our amusement.
Instead of helping his trainer in any of his tests, he just wanted to play and have fun!
Ryker shows us that even though he may not be able to help someone in need, he can help a lot of people laugh. The video went viral and several people had something to say.
One commenter said he’s still a very good boy.
this dog literally failed every single test thrown at him to become a service dog and i am scream laughing. but imho he’s still a very very good boy. pic.twitter.com/fGdiUbmw5o
— kim. (@KimmyMonte) February 25, 2020
Another Twitter user said the test was rigged!
Who puts a tennis ball near a dog without expecting them to flip out?
It's not really fair when you put a tennis ball on the bottom of a walker. This clearly supperior at fetch…if you want a refrigerator brought to you, this your dog!
— Tim (@bluetorpedo123) February 25, 2020
Of course, some people shared stories about other dogs who’ve totally failed at being service dogs, such as a potentially blind dog that was supposed to help a blind human!
My friend has a seeing eye dog dropout because halfway through training they discovered the dog had cataracts. My friend explained “apparently they do not allow the blind to lead the blind.” But she’s very well behaved.
— Suzanne (@suzrunnr68) February 26, 2020
Another dog couldn’t follow basic directions!
A friend had a dog who flunked out of Hearing Dog school. He apparently kept trying to herd people *towards* fire when alarms went off.
— Nora Sawyer (@Nora_Sawyer) February 26, 2020
The training academy where Ryker is having a hard time as a student posted this video about his other activities. You know you want to take a peek!
Cheer up, Ryker! Despite your failure, the public loves you.
What did you think of this video and of Ryker’s behavior?
The comments section is ready for your thoughts on this adorable, but hectic, puppy.