Some dogs are intelligent and easy to teach, even for demanding duties like becoming a service dog, but one German Shepard just does not have it in him. Dedicated specialists train animals, primarily dogs, around the nation to assist individuals with medical and developmental challenges. It’s a lengthy procedure, but when done correctly, these animals can detect how their people are feeling and assist them in any situation. When a German Shepard puppy called Ryker arrived at the Double H Canine Training Academy in Louisville, Kentucky, they assumed he would be easy to teach.
The Double H serves as a specific training facility. They don’t employ a training method since they feel each dog is unique. They also claim that any dog can be taught. However, being a service dog requires more than merely sitting and walking in a straight line. Service dogs help their owners in a variety of ways. They are there to help with emotional issues and to console those who are unhappy or depressed. They should, however, assist with duties such as opening the fridge or turning on the lights.
So, when Ryker was ordered to retrieve a water bottle, he chewed it so hard that it leaked all over the floor. The Double H crew realized they had their job cut out for them and decided to try something different. Rather of getting water bottles, they opted to observe how Ryker performed on another duty.
Ryker and a walker were brought into the centre of the room by a trainer. Ryker sat at his feet like a nice little boy until it was time to move. A service dog will accompany their owner on a leisurely stroll, stepping between them and any impediments. Ryker had to want to do it. However, there were two scrumptious and entertaining-looking tennis balls on the end of the walker. Even the trainer couldn’t help but chuckle as Ryker went after them instead. So the fetching and walking didn’t go as planned. Even yet, the people at Double H weren’t ready to lose up on Ryker just yet. They attempted to teach him how to open the fridge, but he was so thrilled that he nearly knocked it over by biting and pushing on the handle. They also attempted to educate Ryker how to assist his human by steering and pushing his wheelchair. The puppy was anxious to undertake this activity, but he got carried away and moved too quickly. It’s difficult to determine whether they were teaching him or merely putting “Ryker Rydes” in the training chair towards the end.
Ryker may not have the physical ability to succeed as a properly trained service dog, but he makes up for it in spirit. This joyful, lively, and sociable German Shepard puppy will provide years of love, laughter, and good memories to whomever he ends up with. Ryker isn’t a service dog, but he’s a wonderful companion.