A police dog flunked out of training at the police academy in Australia for an unusual reason. According to officials, he was “too friendly” and did not meet the department’s requirements.
“Gavel flunked out of police dog academy apparently because he was more interested in cuddling strangers than taking on criminals, and was called by many as too friendly,” stated the report.
According to the BBC, police also said he did not display the necessary aptitude for a life on the front line. They expect the very best from their dogs and can take no chances.
However, Gavel is going to be just fine since he now has new aspirations! Gavel was fostered by the Governor of Queensland! He even awarded Gavel with the title of Vice-Regal dog!
The people of Queensland loved this idea! The Governor even wrote about it on his Facebook page.
“There were lots of comments from people at Open Day on the weekend expressing how much they enjoyed following via social media Gavel's progression from aspiring police pooch to Vice-Regal Dog. The truth is that we at Government House have loved sharing his story with you! And so today we are releasing and re-releasing, some of our favorite Gavel moments, some more candid than others,” he wrote.
Gavel has now made it into the first family’s official portrait. His duties include greeting guests and tour groups on the gourds.
"We hope Gavel's with us for a long, long time into the future," Governor de Jersey told 7 News Brisbane.
Isn’t this just perfect?! Share this story if you’re glad that Gavel is doing well!