Central Intelligence Agency bomb-sniffing dog flunks out of training in Twitter saga


The CIA has shared the tale of Lulu on Twitter, creating a whole lot of puppy love for the dog.

However, after showing a distinct lack of interest in the program, authorities decided this wasn't the right job for the one-and-a-half year old pup. Trainers said all dogs have good and bad days, but it was clear Lulu wasn't interested in sniffing out bombs. Our trainers' top concern is the physical and mental well-being of our dogs, so they made the extremely hard decision to do what's best for Lulu and drop her from the program.

In the beginning, Lulu worked alongside her fellow four-legged trainees, learning to sniff on command.

Graduates of the program work for the CIA in the USA and around the world, according to the agency, and can help local law enforcement and others sniff out explosives.

The CIA is sharing about it's new class of training pups in a series on its website.

It is not clear whether Lulu simply wasn't up to the challenge of sniffing out bombs, or whether it was all part of a cunning plan to never have to go to work. "Instead, this just isn't the job they are meant for", the agency said.

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Luckily, Lulu's handler is adopting her - regardless of her disinterest in a technical career with law enforcement. Even after just a few weeks of training and working together, dogs and their partners form strong bonds and become like family to one another.

Fortunately, Lulu has found a new home with her handler.

A CIA employee in training to serve a vital role within the agency has been dropped from her program.

Lulu may be a good girl, but she's not a good fit for the Central Intelligence Agency.

Stay tuned for the CIA's announcement of the newest K-9 addition to its program on Friday!