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Puppy kicked out of police dog academy for being 'too nice'



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14 Junio 2017 11:33

 Some animals, if they could talk, would say 'sorry mate, this just isn't my cup of tea'. Luckily, Gavel's instructors soon figured it out on their own

There are some professions where being a nice guy puts you at something of a disadvantage: nightclub bouncer, football referee, hitman...

Fortunately, Gavel, a German Shepherd in Queensland, Australia, didn't need to say a word. His instructors figured out very early on that the poor pooch was just 'too nice' to be a police dog.  

By the time Gavel was just six weeks old it became obvious that he was too sociable for police work. The puppy 'did not display the necessary aptitude for a life on the front line' the police told the BBC.

Since then, he's been living in the official residence of the Governor of Queensland, Paul de Jersey, who offered Gavel a lofty new position: Vice-Regal Dog. He has a proper contract and everything.

Gavel's duties include greeting visitors to Queensland's Government House, and attending official functions with the governor. He even has a special uniform for such occasions.

According to a spokesman for the Office of Governor, Gavel is a sensation among the inhabitants of Queensland and a 'valued and much-loved' part of Government House Life.

'He has outgrown four ceremonial coats, undergone a career change, and brought untold joy to the lives of the governor, Mrs de Jersey, Government House staff, and the thousands of Queenslanders who have since visited the estate.'

Day two of life as a Vice-Regal Dog, receiving a briefing with the Volunteer Guides #ViceRegalLife #workingdog #Fernberg #Gavel

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Here's hoping Gavel will brush up on his manners ahead of his appearance at next Saturday's Open Day ? #Gavel #Fernberg #OpenDay

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