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Puppy that flunked out of the police academy for being 'too friendly' gets a new job

A German Shepherd puppy that got kicked out of the police dog academy in Queensland, Australia, has found his dream job. The dog, named Gavel, was dropped from the 16-month program after just six weeks because his handlers deemed him "too friendly" to serve on the front line.

Queensland Gov. Paul de Jersey swooped in to re-assign Gavel, and the pooch now has the fancy title of Vice-Regal Dog and is living at "one of Brisbane's most prestigious addresses," BBC News reported.

Gavel is tasked with welcoming visitors to the governor's official residence and helping to entertain guests. "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," de Jersey's office said.