Ryker, the German Shepherd, fails service dog test and becomes an internet sensation

“Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

Without getting into the debate whether Albert Einstein said these words or not, let’s agree on the fact that everyone has different strengths and different weaknesses. Inability to be proficient in the same field that your peers excel in does not make you any less worthy or less intelligent than them. It simply means that we are all unique, and that is exactly what makes this world interesting and colorful.

German Shepherd fails service dog test

german shepherd
source:elitereaders.com

Ryker, a German Shepherd, who failed all the tests for qualifying as a service dog, has succeeded at winning millions of hearts. His video captioned “Epic Service Dog Training Failure” was released on the internet in 2018 and presented him failing miserably at the assigned tasks. However, his cute and hilarious actions during the assessment are what made him popular worldwide. The credit for Ryker’s fame goes to his trainers at the Double H Canine Training Academy, Louisville, who filmed his struggles during the exam and uploaded them on the internet.

Ryker may not have what it takes to be the perfect service animal but he has the skills to entertain people and make them laugh. The video that turned him into a celebrity overnight can be viewed below:

In the opening scene, Ryker can be seen pulling a wheelchair. If he would have completed the task to perfection, it would have meant that the animal is trained to aid a handicapped person who might be unable to access the pushchair. However, Ryker being Ryker toppled the chair while excitedly tugging it with excessive force.

A similar course of events continues throughout the video. Ryker gets distracted by tennis balls attached to a walker and jumps to play with them, forgetting all about his responsibility of assisting the person carrying that walker. He snatches the walker from the individual which could have had serious consequences if the situation was real, rather than a simulation. However, seeing how Ryker can’t resist his urge to play makes viewers of the video burst into laughter.

At this moment, Ryker looks no different than an adamant child in a park who pays no heed to his/her parents’ instructions despite being able to hear them, just so s/he can play a few more minutes at the venue before going back home.

dog test 1
source:justsomething.co

Tennis balls seem to be Ryker’s favorite toy because merely a sight of them is what made him fail most of the assessments. A hilarious incident that occurred during the exam is that Ryker was walking on a leash that was held by a person sitting in a wheelchair. Upon sighting a ball, Ryker became so excited that he immediately started running towards it, causing the unprepared leash-handler to fall off the wheelchair.

dog test 2
source:justsomething.co

Even when Ryker tried to remain focused on his tasks, his luck did not cooperate with him. For instance, he abided by the instructions to pick a water bottle but ended up holding the bottle so tightly between his teeth that it got punctured and the water leaked all over the floor.

dog test 3
source:justsomething.co

Similarly, Ryker used so much force when trying to open a fridge that he displaced the entire refrigerator.

dog test 4
source:justsomething.co

Whether the poor animal was just having a bad day, or he was a victim of an evil eye, we cannot say for sure.

Just like students who do not get promoted, still get to stay at the school and repeat the course, Ryker continues to be a student at the Double H Canine Training Academy. According to updates, the celebrity dog has become a lot calmer than he was during 2018 but he still does not fall in the category of perfect service dogs. However, there is nothing to worry about because irrespective of his performance, he is being treated well. Ryker is currently residing at his trainer’s home who plans to continue teaching him new tricks.

Numerous videos of Ryker are now available on YouTube where he can be seen performing Halloween dance, getting his first haircut, knocking over a Christmas tree, and carrying out many other stunts. The fact that Ryker has a huge fan following and people want to remain updated about his activities has made his life similar to that of a TV or film star.

Why do dogs have to take an exam?

After reading this story, many may find it strange to hear that a German Shepherd fails service dog test. Their astonishment might arise out of their unfamiliarity with the concept of dog training and the following assessment.

It is a fact that earning the badge of a service dog requires one to clear the test.  Though Ryker’s attitude during the assessment reflects that animals hate exams as much as we all used to in our school days.

Anyways, for those wondering what a service dog is, it is a dog that is trained to assist people with disabilities. Therefore, it must be responsible enough to complete the tasks assigned to it rather than getting distracted by attractive items. Once the training is complete, the respective animal’s behavior is assessed by putting it in situations that it should be able to handle when accompanying a person with restricted abilities. Besides helping those with limited mobility, service dogs also come to the rescue of those with autism, visual impairment, hearing impairment, seizures, and psychiatric disabilities.

Given the responsibilities associated with a service dog, you can judge for yourself whether Ryker deserves this title or not.

Conclusion

It is rightly said that a dog is a man’s best friend. It may entertain humans as Ryker does, provide them assistance like a service dog, or bring happiness to their life in general by becoming their family member (in the form of a pet). No matter what role this animal plays, it will make you love itself via its loyalty and affection.

75 thoughts on “Ryker, the German Shepherd, fails service dog test and becomes an internet sensation”

  1. I know this if off topic but I’m looking into
    starting my own blog and was curious what all is required to get setup?
    I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny?
    I’m not very web smart so I’m not 100% positive.
    Any recommendations or advice would be greatly appreciated.
    Cheers

    Have a look at my blog post – Erexzen Ingredients

    Reply
  2. Apрreciating the time and effort you put intⲟ your website and in depth
    informatіon yyou present. It’s gгeat to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the sɑme
    outdated rehashed information. Fantastic read! I’ve bookmarked your site and I’m
    including your RSՏ feeds to my Google account.

    Reply
  3. Thanks for a marvelous posting! I genuinely enjoyed reading
    it, you happen to be a great author.I will remember to bookmark your blog and will eventually come back very
    soon. I want to encourage you to continue your great work,
    have a nice evening!

    Reply
  4. Yesterday, while I was at work, my sister stole my iPad and
    tested to see if it can survive a thirty foot drop,
    just so she can be a youtube sensation. My iPad is now destroyed
    and she has 83 views. I know this is completely off topic but I had to share it with
    someone!

    Check out my website; Hempizor CBD Gummies

    Reply
  5. I’m impressed, I must say. Seldom do I encounter a blog that’s equally educative and
    interesting, and without a doubt, you’ve hit the nail on the head.
    The issue is an issue that too few men and women are speaking intelligently about.
    Now i’m very happy that I came across this in my hunt for something concerning
    this.

    Look at my page Amellia Cream Review (Jeramy)

    Reply
  6. I blog frequently and I truly appreciate your information. This article has truly peaked my interest.
    I’m going to bookmark your site and keep checking for new information about once per week.
    I opted in for your Feed as well.

    Also visit my homepage; Spore Mens Vitality Mix (Aubrey)

    Reply
  7. You actually make it seem so easy with your
    presentation but I find this matter to be
    actually something which I think I would never understand.
    It seems too complex and extremely broad for me. I am looking forward for
    your next post, I’ll try to get the hang of it!

    my homepage IQ SuperCharged

    Reply
  8. Hello there I am so glad I found your weblog, I really found you by
    error, while I was searching on Digg for something else, Anyhow I am here now and would just like to
    say kudos for a marvelous post and a all round exciting blog (I also love the theme/design),
    I don’t have time to browse it all at the moment but I have bookmarked it and also added your RSS feeds, so when I have
    time I will be back to read a lot more, Please do keep up the excellent job.

    Visit my blog post … D-Fine8 Review

    Reply
  9. Great goods from you, man. I have understand
    your stuff previous to and you are just extremely wonderful.
    I really like what you’ve acquired here, certainly like what you are saying and the way
    in which you say it. You make it enjoyable and you still care for to keep it sensible.
    I cant wait to read much more from you. This is really a terrific website.

    My blog Sion Air Cooler Reviews

    Reply
  10. Thanks for the auspicious writeup. It in fact was a entertainment account it.
    Look complex to far introduced agreeable from you!
    By the way, how could we keep in touch?

    Reply
  11. I һave been browsing online greater than thre hours as of ⅼate, but I by no
    means discovered any attentіon-grabbing article liie yours.
    It’ѕ lovelʏ worth enough for me. In my vіew, if all
    web owneгs and bⅼoggers made juѕt right content
    as youu did, the net can be a lot more useful than ever before.

    Reply
  12. I do not even know how I ended up here, however I assumed this post was once great.
    I do not recognize who you are however certainly
    you’re going to a famous blogger should you aren’t already.
    Cheers!

    Reply
  13. Good day I am so glad I found your webpage, I really found you by mistake, while
    I was researching on Yahoo for something else, Anyways I am here
    now and would just like to say cheers for a fantastic post and a all round exciting blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t
    have time to read through it all at the moment but I
    have bookmarked it and also added in your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read much more, Please do keep up the
    fantastic job.

    Reply
  14. Hey! This post could not be written any better!

    Reading through this post reminds me of my old room mate! He always kept chatting about
    this. I will forward this post to him. Pretty sure he will have a good read.
    Thanks for sharing!

    Reply
  15. Oh my goodness! Amazing article dude! Many
    thanks, However I am experiencing difficulties with your RSS.
    I don’t know why I can’t join it. Is there anybody
    having identical RSS problems? Anyone that knows the solution can you kindly respond?
    Thanks!!

    Reply
  16. Fantastic beat ! I would like to apprentice while you amend your website,
    how can i subscribe for a blog web site?
    The account helped me a acceptable deal. I had been tiny
    bit acquainted of this your broadcast offered bright clear concept

    Reply
  17. Superb blog you have here but I was curious if you knew of
    any community forums that cover the same topics
    talked about in this article? I’d really like to be a part of online
    community where I can get suggestions from other experienced people that
    share the same interest. If you have any suggestions, please let me know.
    Many thanks!

    Reply
  18. I every time used to read paragraph in news papers but now as I am a user
    of internet therefore from now I am using net for articles
    or reviews, thanks to web.

    Reply
  19. First off I would like to say excellent blog! I had a quick question which I’d like
    to ask if you don’t mind. I was curious to know how you center yourself and
    clear your mind before writing. I have had a hard time clearing my mind in getting my thoughts out there.
    I truly do enjoy writing however it just seems like
    the first 10 to 15 minutes are usually lost just trying to
    figure out how to begin. Any recommendations or tips?
    Cheers!

    Reply
  20. I’m not sure where you are getting your info, but
    great topic. I needs to spend some time learning more or understanding more.
    Thanks for excellent info I was looking for this info for my
    mission.

    Reply
  21. I’m extremely impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on your blog.
    Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself?

    Anyway keep up the excellent quality writing, it’s rare to see a nice blog like this one today.

    Reply
  22. Undeniably believe that which you stated. Your favorite justification seemed to be on the net the
    easiest thing to be aware of. I say to you, I certainly get
    irked while people think about worries that they just don’t know about.

    You managed to hit the nail upon the top and also defined
    out the whole thing without having side-effects , people could take a signal.

    Will probably be back to get more. Thanks

    Reply
  23. Heya i’m for the first time here. I found this board
    and I find It really useful & it helped me out a lot. I hope
    to give something back and help others like you helped me.

    Reply
  24. Hey there! Quick question that’s entirely off topic. Do you know how to make your site mobile
    friendly? My web site looks weird when browsing from my apple iphone.
    I’m trying to find a template or plugin that might be
    able to fix this issue. If you have any recommendations, please share.
    Cheers!

    Reply
  25. My coder is trying to persuade me to move to .net from PHP.
    I have always disliked the idea because of the expenses.

    But he’s tryiong none the less. I’ve been using WordPress on a variety
    of websites for about a year and am concerned about switching to another platform.

    I have heard very good things about blogengine.net.

    Is there a way I can transfer all my wordpress posts into
    it? Any help would be really appreciated!

    Reply
  26. Hello there I am so glad I found your webpage, I really found you by
    mistake, while I was looking on Bing for something else, Nonetheless
    I am here now and would just like to say thank you
    for a incredible post and a all round thrilling blog (I also love
    the theme/design), I don’t have time to browse it all at the minute but I have bookmarked it and also added your RSS
    feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read a great deal more, Please
    do keep up the superb b.

    Reply

Leave a Comment