CIA cans K9 trainee that flunks smell test

AFP
New York, NY, United States Published: Oct 20, 2017, 07:36 AM(IST)

"A few weeks into training, Lulu began to show signs that she wasn`t interested in detecting explosive odors," the CIA said in a statement. Photograph:( Twitter )

A dog named Lulu has flunked out of a CIA bomb-sniffing course, with the spy agency saying that despite a series of perks it just wasn`t her line of work.

"A few weeks into training, Lulu began to show signs that she wasn`t interested in detecting explosive odors," the CIA said in a statement.

In CIA photos, Lulu appears to be a black Labrador retriever.

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Just like people trying to learn something new, dogs have good days and bad days. But Lulu never got into bomb-sniffing, even when motivated with food or play, it added.

"She was clearly not enjoying herself any longer," the CIA said.

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As per custom with the agency`s K9 dropouts, Lulu was adopted by her handler, the agency said.

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