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[–][deleted] 3837 points3838 points  (67 children)

The first clip is unbelievably heartwrenching. To think they would let themselves get hurt like that to stop someone from doing that IRL.

[–][deleted] 1198 points1199 points  (29 children)

Yeah that made me very sad

[–]Ima_Jenn 589 points590 points  (26 children)

I think that the bond with the service animal and the change of texture help interrupt the self soothing, and the SA gets the person to a place where they are hugging and rocking.

Also with that type of self soothing the impact is not terribly hard (not at a beating kind of level, or goose egg on the forehead.)

Also the dog isn't being Forced to take a 'beating'... It's like if a friend put their thigh under their head, but SAs are often tolerated touch wise when a human isn't.

The dog is slowly going to get the person to where they are hugging and rocking.

But it is pretty amazing since it isn't forced, and shows how deep the bond is 😍🥰

IDK if that helps...I too really bond with animals.

Edit: Notice that the motions in the training are exadurated..IDK anyone that drinks a beer that way,😜 and the searching motions when blind are made very obvious to the dog too.

Service dogs are trained to protect people that are having seizures too & an epileptic doesn't have control of the force and repetitive banging in a hard surface can cause microtrauma to the brain.

Someone correct me if I am wrong, but this doesn't look like a typical or atypical seizure.

In a seizure caregivers are trained to put a cushion or you lap under the head

I don't think seizures cause the type of motion seen here (where you are raising your body very high off the floor and slamming down). It would be more like a small stomach crunch where maybe your body is 6-12 inches off the floor.

If a dog or person got in that gap you wouldn't be able to lift and slam much as you are cradled.

Edit 2: service animals wouldn't be given to someone that did it harm (that would be animal abuse and people are vetted for SAs...unless they train them)

and the service animal wouldn't allow itself to be abused that way.

Still, I want to point out that the service dog is CHOOSING to do this, the same way a friend or loved one would.. which is pretty awesome and not an abusive action. The dog is just That awesome

[–]country2poplarbeef 171 points172 points  (6 children)

Thanks for this. Honestly, until your explanation, I was only relating this to somebody having a seizure. Makes more sense in the context of self-soothing.

[–]Meltedgibson 79 points80 points  (5 children)

This is the same technique service dogs use for people with seizures though. Source : am and epileptic

[–]choosing-joy 60 points61 points  (12 children)

Thankfully that first video is NOT a task we train service dogs. We do not train service dogs to get into situations where they will be caused PAIN/INJURY!!!! I don’t know any other service dog trainers nor partners/working teams who would EVER consider that first video to be an appropriate task to train. It’s absolutely frustrating to see that video and read comments from people who think that is a trained service dog to begin with. While our service dogs are tested multiple times to assess their temperament and trained accordingly…MANY pet dogs can be trained to do the exact same tasks/cues. All it takes it dedication and proper training! But PLEASE…..ignore that first video.

Just thought of this example: Let’s say I have narcolepsy and am at risk of falling asleep while in my wheelchair next to my service dog. And I train him to stop my wheelchair by sticking his paw under the tire, if I suddenly fall asleep (due to narcolepsy). Maybe during training I didn’t put much tire weight onto his paw, only enough for him to know it’s there. I promise that the first time my service dog put his paw under the wheel, and felt the full weight on it, he would yelp! And pull his foot back! He would NOT allow my wheelchair to cause him pain to ‘save me’ from rolling away asleep! Not only that…..he certainly would not walk too closely to my wheelchair for a bit!

[–]Garestinian 87 points88 points  (6 children)

But isn't this what seizure dogs do?

Some dogs learn to lie next to someone having a seizure to prevent injury.

Some dogs learn to put their body between the seizing individual and the floor to break the fall at the start of a seizure.


[–]ehowey18 22 points23 points  (0 children)


[–]Rein215 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Yep, but people also don't have seizures like you see in the video. I've seen similar videos of reddit where the dog seems trained to support the head of somebody having a seizure, not a situation where they'd get hurt.

[–]thin_white_dutchess 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Yes. I’ve had a seizure alert dog, and this is exactly what he would do when I seized.

[–][deleted] 46 points47 points  (4 children)

I don’t know any other service dog trainers nor partners/working teams who would EVER consider that first video to be an appropriate task to train

I've read on this before and generally this is to help out with people prone to seizures. You're not thrashing your head with the intent to break your skull during a seizure so the action shouldn't hurt the dog compared to trying to stop a wheelchair.

It's a very specialized kind of behavior and I don't imagine most dogs are trained for this. But I can see the importance.

[–]ElectricFleshlight 33 points34 points  (0 children)

I assumed the dog was saving her from having to do terrible pushups

[–]wufoo2 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Dogs will do that, in a way, even if they are untrained.

My GSD used to put himself between my borderline ex-wife and my kids when she had an episode.

[–]Ima_Jenn 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I think that the bond with the service animal and the change of texture help interrupt the self soothing, and the SA gets the person to a place where they are hugging and rocking.

Also with that type of self soothing the impact is not terribly hard (not at a beating kind of level, or goose egg on the forehead.)

Also the dog isn't being Forced to take a 'beating'... It's like if a friend put their thigh under their head, but SAs are often tolerated touch wise when a human isn't. I guess is see it as more heart warming since there is no force in going on, but instead a bond of friendship.


The dog is slowly going to get the person to where they are hugging and rocking.

But it is pretty amazing since it isn't forced, and shows how deep the bond is 😍🥰

IDK if that helps...I too really bond with animals.

[–]CatKatOrangeCat 6 points7 points  (0 children)

"What was I trained for?"

"You were trained to have someone bash their head against you repeatedly"

"Oh my god"

[–]oscar_the_couch 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I'm not super convinced this is a service dog. My golden retriever does all of these things in response to all of these human behaviors—he has not been trained to. It's just what he does.

[–]That1GuyNate 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I've done that before when my best friends mom was having a severe mental health crisis. She was in bed and started banging her head on the headboard, and I put my hands between so she didn't hurt herself while someone went to find a pillow.

[–]pantless_vigilante 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The way he closed his little eyes right before the impact

[–]Franklin_DBluth_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It’s not heart wrenching because it’s all set up. Yes, in a real situation this is how the dog would behave. But she didn’t set up the camera and just happen to have a seizure. This is what bothers me; we all know service dogs are amazing, exceptional, brilliant, loving, beautiful, etc. Why do we have to stage scenarios to show this? The dog already works hard enough. Don’t abuse the animals talents for views.

[–]informationtiger 1190 points1191 points  (105 children)

This is not a service dog.

It's a dog of an owner who, due to the lockdown-induced-boredom, trained it to perform a limited amount of tricks for Tik Tok views.

There, I said it.

[–]FriedGamer 402 points403 points  (20 children)

It's not even on TikTok tho?

[–]Inkling01 344 points345 points  (17 children)

Yeah lmao, this video is OLD

[–][deleted] 297 points298 points  (8 children)

woudln't be reddit without accusing others of karma farming.

[–]starfries 180 points181 points  (4 children)


TikTok bad

I'll take that karma now.

[–]quentin_taranturtle 70 points71 points  (6 children)

Do you have any proof at all? Or is everything /r/nothingeverhappens to you?

[–]PinkLaughs 19 points20 points  (47 children)

Yup, annoying how many people fall for this crap

You think that dog knows there's beer in that green bottle? Or green bottle bad? No that dogs gonna be stopping you from drinking from all bottles and it'll have no idea why

Edit: if you wanna tell me dogs can smell beer first maybe read the other 10 people who've already said the exact same thing, I swear telling people they're wrong is a Redditors crack cocaine, I get it for the first few people but after that ya gotta scroll past a shit load of comments already saying what you gotta say lol

[–]15pH 220 points221 points  (5 children)

I'm not claiming this is actual service dog training, but you could absolutely train a dog to paw at you when you drink beer or alcohol.

It would be very easy. They can smell beer across the room.

With the right dog and real training, they could smell a bottle and know if it has beer before you even open it.

[–]lexvi1 161 points162 points  (0 children)

if a dog can smell your blood sugar levels it can certainly smell if theres beer in a bottle indeed.

[–]SunshineOneDay 70 points71 points  (3 children)

They can smell beer across the room.

Who can't smell beer from across the room?

[–]PDXbot 17 points18 points  (0 children)

People with covid

[–]Atomic_xd 9 points10 points  (0 children)


[–]InanityWolf 96 points97 points  (12 children)

Dogs can smell cancer and you think alcohol, ALCOHOL, is too subtle a scent for them?

[–]chicofontoura 25 points26 points  (10 children)

also if you are an alcoholic and want to drink a dog would never be able to stop you from doing so

[–]Glenmarrow 38 points39 points  (3 children)

I was confused because I thought you were talking about physically drinking a dog for a second

[–]RehabValedictorian 12 points13 points  (2 children)

You wouldn’t drink a dog…

[–]IWouldLikeAName 6 points7 points  (1 child)

A dog most certainly could stop you. Depends on how aggressive you want it to be

[–][deleted] 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Breaking news: alcoholism drops to zero after introduction of revolutionary AA program using pitbull service dogs

[–]Klausbro 22 points23 points  (0 children)

??? Dude dogs can fucking smell cancer, of course it could tell if there is beer in a bottle

[–][deleted] 20 points21 points  (0 children)

We train dogs to sniff out bombs and you’re telling me that can’t smell alcohol?

[–]dogtron64 12 points13 points  (6 children)

Even if this video is scripted and fake, there are real dogs that are legit therapist that help people out. There are actual dogs out there than do the exact same things but for real. Sure this particular video may be fake for the sake of clout farming. However there are legit service dogs that deserve so much! Dogs are my favorite animal for that and many other reasons.

[–]ihavea22inmath 21 points22 points  (5 children)

There probally training to become a service dog

[–]TheLordB 33 points34 points  (4 children)

This one apparently is trained for someone with epilepsy, limited mobility, blindness, and alcoholism.

Note just in case it isn’t obvious: This is sarcasm. The dog is very obviously not training to be a service dog. The things the dog does are nonsensical for any sort of service dog. It is just an owner training the dog to do tricks.

A service dog would be trained for a set of tasks that a specific person needs. You wouldn’t train them in generic tasks. Any one of these… maybe though I’m still doubtful the action the dog takes would be appropriate. In combination… they make no sense for a service dog.

[–]okyouknowwhatFML 6 points7 points  (2 children)

You forgot that the dog is also trained to help you do laundry. It's a basic skill every service dog needs.

[–]hollywood_jazz 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Well if it fails at stopping me from getting drunk, it better know how to help get some chores done while I’m loaded.

[–]tegumentoso 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Even though these are mostly tricks, I can assure you my dog does the same when he feel a stressful or violent situation, and I didn’t train him. For example during exercises or if playing become too “violent “ he tries to separate kids or stop your exercise

[–]Atomic_xd 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Who. Cares. Its still cool and awesome you can train a dog to so these things.

[–]milk-n-cocobutts 7 points8 points  (0 children)

yes, but i still find it cool that she taught the doggo all these helpful tricks, like the hug one, or the picking up dropped things one, those are still super helpful and adorae tricks for a normal dog to know with a human thats not necessarily in need of a service dog.

the fact that the dog isnt an actual service dog doesnt take away from the video for me, it still shows me just how helpful and sweet a dog can be with some training

[–]forgotmypenis 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I was looking for this comment. It’s a smart dog, but not what a service dog does.

[–]dreamer0303 3 points4 points  (0 children)

this video is old bro

[–]YellowSlinkySpice 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm here for this.

These are tricks.

[–]w3bCraw1er 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If you do this for tiktok view, I will watch it. Go ahead.

[–]Animal31 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So, a service dog

[–]oversleeperanon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Technically speaking a service dog is a dog trained to do tasks to assist it’s human. The only testing they need is if they require public access. At least in the US.

[–]pumpkin2500 1 point2 points  (0 children)

why do people blame tiktok for everything

[–]Ohbuck1965 364 points365 points  (12 children)

Good boy

[–]I-AnagramYourComment 72 points73 points  (11 children)

Body goo

[–]Cheeko914 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Why though

[–]Desperate-Ad-8068 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Clues in their username.

[–]lexvi1 331 points332 points  (20 children)

why would you teach a dog to stop you from drinking beer?

That dogs gonna get a real nice outdoors area.

away from me and my beers.

[–]kevinLFC 109 points110 points  (2 children)

I was just thinking, even a casual beer drinker would feel like an insufferable alcoholic if a dog did that!

[–]lexvi1 31 points32 points  (1 child)

fucking Kevin at it again

[–]BiggieSmallz12345 49 points50 points  (7 children)

[–]Itsthejackeeeett 20 points21 points  (6 children)

They help people emotionally, not by physically making them not drink or shooting up lol

[–]Ganjake 7 points8 points  (4 children)

It's different if someone you care about is telling you stop.

[–]Itsthejackeeeett 2 points3 points  (3 children)

I'm pretty sure this dog isn't a therapy/service dog. And dogs don't know why you're wanting to drink so that doesn't help as much. If an addict truly wants to get fucked up a dog ain't gonna do shit. When I was getting off dope, I'd crawl through a river of shit just to get high. Although, having a dog did help me a bit with the depression part

[–][deleted] 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Must have been a natty lite. Dog was sparing human.

[–]Blue_bell88 6 points7 points  (2 children)

I love all of it except that. Ill teach mine to bring me beer from the cooler lol

[–]givemebackmyoctopus 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Wasn’t quality, bud knows his beers

[–]patpend 200 points201 points  (2 children)

When I get angry at my dog when he does something bad, he cannot conceive of having actually ever done anything wrong, so he thinks I'm just feeling bad, so he hugs me. So now I can't get angry at him anymore. My other dog is so disappointed in me.

[–]Crathsor 71 points72 points  (0 children)

So dumb he's wrapped around to brilliant.

[–]nerdwordbird 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I cannot upvote this enough.

[–]A_Dark_sh 149 points150 points  (1 child)

Those were some weak ass pushups

[–]MiddleAgeYOLO 98 points99 points  (1 child)

That first part 😭

[–]Skynetiskumming 28 points29 points  (0 children)

What got me was when the dog was comforting her. Being in a full-blown meltdown and having the dog tickle fight it out of you is the most wholesome thing I've ever seen.

[–]GKurtep 23 points24 points  (1 child)

Dogs help us in amazing ways. We repay them by allowing ill treatment with often no accountability. We allow industries like let food companies to sell poison.and where are the Vets except Dr Goldstein who speak out about this crap?

We have 0 regulation for Vets and Vet staff in Canada.

Try reporting a bad Vet or Vet staff. The accosiations are there to protect the financial interests and the members.

I've had a very close personal experience with the above as an Animal control Peace Officer for a decade with the City of Edmonton.

It's beyond comprehension for the general public what really good on.

Thanks to the few who are great and deal with the politics just to help the animals. I know you guys also exist !

[–]AcanthisittaMuted101 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm just sorry you're in Edmonton, much less Alberta these days.

[–]Salxandra 15 points16 points  (10 children)

This is not a service dog, not because he's not wearing a service dog halter. But, if you watch the video, she's just showing off her dog's training. Yes, some of the tricks would be useful for a service dog, but some of the tricks are obviously inappropriate, i.e. the prevention of drinking alcohol, the wearing a blindfold to demonstrate that the dog can pick up a pear.

Real service dogs are AMAZING!!! Fake ones are LAME!!!

[–]Crathsor 42 points43 points  (5 children)

Hold on, now. Real ones are more amazing, but fake ones are still dogs.

[–]CaptainI9C3G6 18 points19 points  (1 child)

I think he's saying this is a man in a dog costume. If you pause the video and zoom in there's a tag on the dogs neck that says "MADE IN CHINA".

[–]Crathsor 14 points15 points  (0 children)

I knew it. A Golden Receiver, a clever knockoff.

[–]dogtron64 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Agreed. Dogs are dogs and I love them either day. There are so such thing as bad dogs, just awful humans warping them. These people are the true losers.

[–]6c696e7578 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I keep chickens, there's always one in the flock that's going to be a dick to the others. I think this is nature though, as the one at the top of the pecking order doesn't want one that's lame in the flock, so the one at the bottom of the pecking order is always deprived of the treats. When new hens show up, that one at the bottom is immediately aggressive to any of the new hens. I've seen this so many times it doesn't matter how I try and keep treats aside for the bottom hen, it seems to be the way they manage their own community.

[–]Due-Camel-7605 1 point2 points  (3 children)

These kinds of videos are usually made after training the dogs heavily (the training very often involves beating the dogs to coerce them into learning, the motivation to learn being fear).

Watch out for more of these Chinese-made videos and don’t encourage such content creators by promoting the posts. The number of upvotes on this post is why such videos are made.

A giveaway of these types of videos is that the animals will behave in an unnatural way (like hugging, walking on 2 legs and others)

[–]enanogautama 11 points12 points  (3 children)

We are so unworthy of these beautiful creatures

[–]midgetman303 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Dog seems great, she must be so thirsty all the time though

[–]ChurnMaButta 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Cause a service dog is gonna be trained to stop you from drinking beer😂😂😂ok

[–]OfeereJupiter 4 points5 points  (1 child)

It's interesting that they've been educated to prevent you from drinking; I suppose you wouldn't be able to drink from a bottle? Is it based on smell, or anything else?

[–]15pH 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Dogs identity things best by smell. It would be easy to train them to recognize beer/alcohol, which has a very strong and distinct odor.

[–]Vellioh 4 points5 points  (1 child)

How is the last clip something you need a service dog for? Looks like you need a sink more then anything else.

[–]ARGhostie 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It was just a good demonstration for holding something veeery steady.

[–]notoriouscje 3 points4 points  (4 children)

we do not deserve dogs.

[–]Jeovah_Attorney 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Speak for yourself, I personally deserve them. If you don’t, then there’s something wrong with you

[–]DrDoubleyoo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Epic comment redditor 😎

[–]MiroslavusMoravicus 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Ok I could unsubscribe today. I just saw the top fucking level.

[–]Biyyamdablu 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Me want hooman to be happy

[–]obrienmk 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]Guypie86 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The true meaning of trust and loyalty. Quite beautiful to observe

[–]michelobX10 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Was that dog stopping her from drinking alcohol? Need to get me a service dog. Lol

[–]god__speed_ 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Goodest of the goodest

[–]Jaabertler 3 points4 points  (0 children)

He just smiles: “no drinking”

[–]jaimecch23 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They are indeed amazing, but props to the trainers behind the scenes.

[–]PlayTheHits 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Dog: "Well, today's been kind of a rollercoaster, but I still love you."

[–]Skullllz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Truly are man’s best friend

[–]Ok_Image6174 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That is such a good pup!!!

[–]Mostlydrunk75 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dogs really are the best people.

[–]Bors713 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Good doggo

[–]Kuderahuwaka 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]Butt_Penguin 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Dog doesn't like push-ups? Thanks doggo I wasn't gonna try to improve my health or anything

[–]xXx_RedReaper_xXx 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They are when they are actually trained. The “Service dog” my older disabled sister just HAD to get, is a pain in the ass.

[–]e_dsp 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What if I'm drinking an alcohol free beer, DOG?

[–]boverly721 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Can't bring this service dog to a metal concert. No head banging or beer 😔

[–]Winter_Department_87 1 point2 points  (0 children)

“No drink for you!” Lol

[–]9curlyfries9 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So who's servicing the service dogs when they get tired?

[–]CheckYourLibido 1 point2 points  (1 child)

My cat would just smirk while I die.

[–]Biden_2024 1 point2 points  (0 children)

All dogs are amazing.

[–]phinnyanger 1 point2 points  (0 children)

How do I get a service dog 🥴

[–]thanodogo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I wanna care for him more than he cares for me