CIA Fired Dog From Bomb-Sniffing Job. Here’s Why

Lulu gets fired from her CIA bomb sniffing job
Lulu gets fired from her CIA bomb sniffing job
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Life is hard and it gets even harder when you get fired from your job. But 18-month-old Lulu, a CIA  bomb-sniffing dog trainee who was recently terminated from her post, seems to be happy about the agency’s decision. Do you want to know why?

A few weeks ago, the CIA took to Twitter to share a saddening pupdate. Read their full announcement below:

#CIAK9 Pupdate: Sometimes, even after testing, our pups make it clear being an explosive detection K9 isn’t for them. We’re sad to announce that a few weeks into training, Lulu began to show signs that she wasn’t interested in detecting explosive odors. All dogs, like humans, have good & bad days when learning something new.”

The update continues: “Same for our pups, though it usually lasts just a day or two. There are a million reasons why a dog has a bad day & our trainers must become doggy psychologists to figure out what will help pups. Lulu wasn’t interested in searching for explosives. Even when motivated with food & play, she was clearly no longer enjoying herself. Our trainers’ top concern is physical & mental well-being of K9s. They made difficult decision & did what’s best for Lulu: stop her training. When a pup is removed or retires from our K9 program, the handler & their family is given the chance to adopt them & many do. Lulu was adopted by her handler & now enjoys her days playing w his kids & a new friend, & sniffing out rabbits & squirrels in the backyard.”

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That was quite a long announcement, wasn’t it? But our takeaway from the pupdate? Bomb-sniffing is just not Lulu’s thing.

The CIA impose proper training to its agents in order to give the best service our country needs. This includes training canines to help in sniffing dangerous explosives. Dogs are really a huge help in detecting these kinds of harmful substances.

But it’s just that, not all dogs are interested in being a CIA dog agent even if it’s an admirable job. Lulu, for one, would prefer to sniff squirrels and rabbits at home than take part in a CIA mission.

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