CIA dog trainee quits explosives school in favor of ‘sniffing out rabbits and squirrels’

INTERNET (SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE) – The Central Intelligence Agency on Wednesday (October 18) announced on its Twitter page a bomb-sniffing dog trainee was dropping out of the program.

Lulu, a black labrador, “began to show signs that she wasn’t interested in detecting explosive odors”, a release from the CIA said.

Trainers tried to engage the pup, using food and play to motivate her, but “she was clearly not enjoying herself any longer,” the release said.

So the difficult decision was made to drop her, despite signs early in the program that she showed promise in detecting explosive odors.

But the CIA said Lulu would still have use for her sensitive skills – “sniffing out rabbits and squirrels” in the back yard of her handler’s home, where she now resides.