In 2016, Belgian Malinois named Jary joined the Rapid City (South Dakota) Police Department and since then, he has been with his dad and handler, Senior Officer Hower, everywhere.
The 5-year-old dog always lighten up the mood at the station and loves to meet new people and hang out with other officers.
When his owner bought some protective footwear for Jary, Hower didn’t expect the dog’s funny reaction. Fortunately, a fellow K9 handler captured the hilarious moment.
Naturally, shoes can throw off a dog’s balance and friction, and it’s evident that Jary is struggling with both. “This was his first time wearing these particular brand of boots,” Hower shared. “We had a good laugh while watching his response to the boots, but encouraged him at the same time.”
Hower was just going to share the video to his family and friends, but since it was posted on the official Facebook page of the police department, Jary instantly became famous. His video has been viewed over 6 million times and liked by 42k people, as of today.
“I had no clue the video would be this popular,” Hower shared. “I’m very glad Jary could put a smile on people’s faces and I appreciate all the wonderful comments supporting police officers and our K9 partners.”
According to Hower, Jary is a sweet and great dog, always making sure that he is fine. “He follows me around the house no matter what time of day and has to know where I am,” Hower said. “If I have to leave home, he will lay by the door until I get home. He is a great dog at home and at work.”
As for the new winter booties, it’s going to take some time before Jary will get used to it. “He still doesn’t like them,” Hower said. “But I’m confident he will learn to be comfortable in them as he wears them more.”