https://www.facebook.com/VancouverPoliceDepartment/photos/a.10150114347146627.284894.14107336626/10153032539686627/?type=3&theater

A police dog was in the midst of training when he inadvertently posed for a photo that has touched a nerve.

Niko, who works with Vancouver Police Department in Canada, was taking part in a rappelling training session with one of the officers when he looked over at the camera with that, well, puppy dog-eyed look that makes people melt like an ice cream cone in the desert.

https://twitter.com/fox25news/status/661568287973744640?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

The Vancouver PD explained what was happening in the photo in the comments section, writing, "As police tactics change, so must our training. Rappelling is a vital skill for our tactical teams to have, and it tests both handler and dog." Niko was safely in a sling

For his efforts, Niko was rewarded with a fun game of tug-of-war. Well done, Niko.