The CIA announced that a member of his “puppy class” went into early retirement after showing no interest in detecting explosives.
The CIA announced on Twitter on Wednesday that half-year Lulu was leaving the explosive detection program after trainers determined she didn’t like the new “career”.
“After a few weeks of training, Lulu began to show signs that she was not interested in detecting odors of explosives,” the CIA said in a press release. “All dogs, like most human students, have good days and bad days when they learn something new. The same goes for our puppy classes: they can become lazy, guess where the odors come from or simply show a general disinterest in what is being taught at the time. Usually, it lasts a day, maybe two.”
The CIA has tweeted that Lulu’s disinterest persisted. “Lulu was not interested in finding explosives,” the agency wrote. “Even when motivated with food and play, she clearly didn’t enjoy herself.”
The agency said black Labrador was adopted by its trainer and now lives a happy life with the family and another dog. “The main concern of our trainers is the physical and mental well-being of our dogs, and so they made the extremely difficult decision to do what’s best for Lulu, and get her out of the program,” the CIA wrote.
— CIA (@CIA) October 18, 2017