Central Intelligence Agency dog dropped after turning her nose up at training

Labrador retriever

Some people just aren't cut out for the realities of a high-pressure work environment - and it would seem the same goes for dogs. But for Lulu, it wasn't temporary.

The CIA says Lulu was a adopted by her handler, and she is enjoying playing with his children, sniffing out rabbits and squirrels and eating meals and snacks out of a dog dish.

Lulu has been dropped from the program after she did not show interest in detecting explosive odours.

The post went on to say that the mental and physical wellbeing of the sniffer dogs is the CIA's priority, so they "made the extremely hard decision to do what's best for Lulu and drop her from the programme".

Lulu the bomb-sniffing Labrador has been dropped from the CIA's explosives detection programme because she was "no longer interested in searching for explosives". Even when motivated w food & play, she was clearly no longer enjoying herself.

The heartwarming tale has been shared by the Central Intelligence Agency as part of its Puppy Class K9 recruits series. She's now adjusting to a regular pet's life by spending her days "playing with his kids, sniffing out rabbits and squirrels in the backyard and eating meals and snacks out of a dog dish".

The dogs go through six weeks of initial imprint training before 10 weeks of advanced training.

"The CIA, which frequently posts K9 training updates with the hashtag "#CIAK9", announced the news in a "pupdate" Wednesday night.

Lulu couldn't just hack her training.

They will learn the smells of more than 20,000 different explosive mixtures during training. In the photo, Lulu looks forlornly at the camera and we're pretty sure she's thinking something along the lines of "I'm over this".



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