Sometimes we try our best and fail anyway, and that’s okay. After all, everyone can’t be the best at everything.
This is something Ryker has had to learn.
The adorable German Shepherd from Louisville, Kentucky is a student at Double H Canine Training Academy and is training to become a service dog but, as it turns out, he’s not quite cut out for it.
In a now viral video, Ryker is attempting to handle a range of situations that a service dog needs to be able to navigate.
However, Ryker keeps getting distracted and overexcited with hilarious results.
The playful puppy can’t resist the sight of tennis balls, even when they’re attached to the legs of a walker and joyfully pulls the walker from his handler.
Imagine if he did that on the job!
Similarly, while he’s walking on a leash with his handler sitting in a wheelchair, a tennis ball flying past is too much for Ryker to resist and he rushes after it, sending his handler tumbling to the floor.
Ryker’s enthusiasm keeps getting the better of him even when he’s focusing on his tasks. While trying to pick up a water bottle he gets too excited and ends up puncturing it, spraying water everywhere.
When he tries to open the fridge door, he happily pulls the entire fridge out onto the floor.
The amused staff posted the video to their Facebook page and humorously commented: “Every dog has a purpose. Clearly Ryker’s purpose is not to be a service dog.”
Ryker may not be a born service dog, but the happy charming pup is clearly meant to bring a lot of love and happiness into the world.
Watch Ryker’s hilarious antics in the video below: