Police Dog Sleeps Through His Entire Swearing-In-Service | 22 Words

Not only are dogs a man's best friend, but they are also one of the most useful animals out there.

Dogs have proven to be loyal and trustworthy working colleagues, and many different work sectors use dogs to their full advantage, including the police.

Training in the police force is tiring work for these pups - something that was proven in the cutest way this week when a police dog slept all the way through his swearing-in-service.

Keep scrolling for the adorable pictures...

Dogs are truly one of the most wonderful creatures on our planet...

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And it's not hard to see why.

They are the most loyal of companions...

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And having a dog in the household is the thing that can truly complete a family.

But believe it or not...

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Dogs can prove to be not only faithful companions, but they can also be extremely hard workers.

Dogs can apply for a whole range of jobs...

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But of course, a dog must start training from a puppy if they are to spend their lives working.

A dog's job opportunities can vary widely...

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A puppy can be trained to work as a service dog, which is a dog who works to serve and assist the disadvantaged or disabled - such as blind people, deaf people, or those who suffer from seizures.

Now, we all need a therapy dog every now and then...

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Dogs are known for their calm and soothing natures, and it has been scientifically proven that stroking a dog can lower anxiety and stress.

But the most popular sector for a dog to work in is the emergency services...

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Dogs are amazing animals to assist in emergencies, such as being used in the military to detect explosive devices or being used to help rescue people stranded on a mountain.

Police dogs are a vital part of the police force.

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All around the world, dogs are used to assist police officers in the line of duty.

Not only are they hard-working members of the team...

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They become loyal companions to the officers who handle them, and the majority of police dogs reside at home with their handlers.

Meet Brody.

The twelve-week old pooch is working as a therapy dog in the Bristol Police Department in Rhode Island.

The police department had initially thought about taking on another narcotics or bomb-sniffing dog...

However, one of the team suggested a therapy dog instead. Brody joined the team in mid-March, and it seems he came at the perfect time.

He quickly helped alleviate all the stress and anxiety in the force during these uncertain times.

"People are really stressed, especially in law enforcement," explained his handler, officer Keith Medeiros. "Just by walking in the police department with Brody, people immediately smile, they immediately get into a better place. They want to pet him, want to hug him and it’s just a really good thing."

Little Brody is still very young...

"He plays really hard and he sleeps really hard. "When he’s not playing, he’s sleeping, which is kind of tough because he sleeps a lot."

All his traning really seems to have tired him out...

So much so, that he slept through the whole of his swearing-in ceremony...

Now that's one tired pooch!

"We put him down on the desk and he was just so comfortable that he lay down and fell asleep," Medeiros said. For another adorable story, keep scrolling to watch the moment a dog reports himself missing...