Adorable K9 Puppy Takes a Nap During His Swearing-in Ceremony

Angela Vuckovic
by Angela Vuckovic
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It’s no secret that  service dogs play an important part in our society, fulfilling many roles from police and military dogs, to guide dogs and rescuers. But at the end of the day, when all the serious stuff is done with, these pooches are just like any other furball, with their adorable antics and quirks. Especially when it’s puppies that are still learning the ropes – it’s cuteness overload and this lil’ K9-to-be only goes to show it.

Bear, the latest K9 trainee pup at the  Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office in Colorado didn’t fail to amuse the crowds when he decided to take a solid nap in the middle of his swearing-in ceremony! Seems there was just too much excitement going on, so Bear said “To hell with it!” and just laid down to snooze

Of course, considering the fact that Bear is still just a puppy, and had been training hard for his special roles, all is forgiven. No one had the heart to scold him for napping on the job! The crowds laughed and the ceremony still went on as it should. Bear is training for some very important roles in the future. He will be a special therapy dog that will be helping children remain calm and happy in stressful situations. That’s not an easy thing to do, and therapy dogs go through a lot of rigorous training to learn everything they need to know before stepping into their service role. What is more, such training begins very early, when they are just a few weeks old. 

Together with his K9 buddy Otis, Bear will soon begin fulfilling his important duties - and in that way make many kids much happier. With plenty more work ahead of him, Bear certainly deserved that much-needed nap – even though it was technically during “work” hours. 

His funny episode certainly opened a real flood of comments on social media. Some said that the rest was well deserved, as, after all, it is very hard being that cute. We have to agree!

Angela Vuckovic
Angela Vuckovic

A proud mama to seven dogs and ten cats, Angela spends her days writing for her fellow pet parents and pampering her furballs, all of whom are rescues. When she's not gushing over her adorable cats or playing with her dogs, she can be found curled up with a good fantasy book.

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