Friendly Puppy Who Flunked Out Of K9 Police Academy Gets Awesome New Job

Gavel, the police academy trainee pup, flunked out of the academy for being too nice. The governor of Queensland, Australia steps in to give Gavel a new job.

What an honor for a dog to make it through the police academy and become part of a hardworking K9 unit.

Such was not the fate for Gavel, the German Shepherd puppy in Australia who has flunked out of the police academy.

Gavel’s problem?

Simply, he’s too nice.

Gavel, the police academy trainee pup, flunked out of the academy for being too nice. The governor of Queensland, Australia steps in to give Gavel a new job.

Things started out promising. The dog squad sergeant said, “He is confident, with no nervous tendencies, and shows a willingness to retrieve, a prey drive, ball drive and can be motivated by food for a reward.”

7News says it turns out Gavel likes people so much, the trainers were concerned he wouldn’t have what it takes to take down the bad guys.

Quite a beginning for Gavel who has been fostered at the governor’s mansion in Queensland since he was six weeks old.

The BBC reports Gavel showed how important it is to have friends in high places when the police in Australia felt he “did not display the necessary aptitude for a life on the front line.”

Gavel, the police academy trainee pup, flunked out of the academy for being too nice. The governor of Queensland, Australia steps in to give Gavel a new job.

“Ferocious,” was hardly the word that came to mind with Gavel growing up at the governor’s mansion in Queensland, Australia.

The governor, himself, Paul de Jersey, stepped in and gave Gavel a new job.

“He has outgrown four ceremonial coats, undergone a career change (his official title is now Gavel VRD, ‘Vice-Regal Dog’), 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,” the office of Governor Paul de Jersey said.

What do you think was the first sign that Gavel was too nice to make it through the police academy? Credit: Government House Queensland.

What do you think was the first sign that Gavel was too nice to make it through the police academy? Credit: Government House Queensland.

Instead of tackling criminals, Gavel will now be responsible for greeting visitors and tour groups at the governor’s mansion.

Sounds like a job, this sweet pup was born to do.

The future looked bleak when Gavel the super friendly puppy flunked out of the police academy in Australia. The governor has stepped in with a new job.

Queensland Governor Paul de Jersey steps in to save the day for Gavel, the pup too nice to make it through the police academy.

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