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K-9 Piper Is The Coolest Airport Guard Dog We've Ever Seen

02/23/2016 11:09 EST | Updated 02/23/2016 11:59 EST
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K-9 Piper can teach all of us a thing or two about being cool on the job.

The canine, who is an guard dog at Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City, Michigan, was blowing up on Reddit after a user caprut2 posted a video of Piper on duty over the weekend.

'Anyone who stops learning is old, whether twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing you can do is keep your mind young.' - Mark Twain Piper is a student of his craft, constantly learning. He never settles. Here he learns to deal with snowy rotor wash from @uscg #airstatvc. K-9 Piper: 'The Student' - watch the full video on our Facebook or YouTube pages. Eye Pro: @rexspecsk9 Ear Pro: Mutt Muffs Vest: @k9storminc Helicopter: @uscg Soundtrack: Sonic # #airportk9 #airport #k9 #k9team #k9storm #rexspecsk9 #muttmuffs #badass #aviation #helicopter #uscg #coastguard #military #training #winter #snow #dog #dogsoffreedom #dogsofinstagram #bordercollie #bordercolliesofinstagram #proudbordercollies #workingdog #workingdogsofig #traversecity #puremichigan @militarybadassery @becausebadass

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The 7-year-old border collie (who looks super cool in his work uniform, may we add), has been working at the airport since 2014, UpNorthLive.com reports. During his 40-hour work week, Piper's main job is to scare away birds as planes take off and land.

On his Instagram page, he's a whole other character. From bonding with his co-workers to modelling custom gear to even speaking in dog talk (just check out the post below), Piper truly is a social media maven.


Check out more photos of Piper below:

Piper often likes to randomly stop and enter deep thought. Eyes closed, he breaths deep and just listens. Here he is on a perfectly still winter's morn during a taxiway inspection. I know I'm slightly biased, but there's something special about this guy. PS - The stuff you see on the ground is masonry sand. We use tons and tons every year to increase friction. # #airportk9 #airport #k9 #k9team #k9storm #aviation #sunrise #daybreak #deepthoughts #bordercollie #bordercolliesofinstagram #proudbordercollies #dog #dogsoffreedom #dogsofinstagram #workingdog #workingdogsofig #traversecity #puremichigan #Michigan #puremittigan #awesomemitten #michiganawesome @puremittigan @puremichigan @awesomemitten @michiganders @proudbordercollies

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-"Voodoo 1, Voodoo 1, Wood's been hit! Wood's been hit! We've lost Hollywood. Repeat, we've lost Hollywood!" -"Launch Piper on Alert Five. Get a bearing on Hollywood and Wolfman and launch the rescue helicopter immediately!" - Top Gun Anytime, day or night, K-9 Piper stands ready to fight the good fight. As the airport's Ready 5 fighter, Piper must be ready to launch within 5 minutes to defend against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Eye Pro: @rexspecsk9 Custom Top Gun 'Maverick' helmet design Bandana: @pupnorth Cast Art: @spikes_k9_fund # #airportk9 #airport #k9 #k9team #k9storm #rexspecsk9 #spikesk9fund #muttmuffs #topgun #movie #aviation #aviator #snow #winter #sun #badass #bordercollie #bordercolliesofinstagram #proudbordercollies #dog #dogsoffreedom #dogsofinstagram #workingdog #traversecity #puremichigan @proudbordercollies @becausebadass @collielovers @bordercolliesoftheworld @animals.co @dogsofinstagram @puremichigan

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