The CIA tweeted the journey of one pup named Lulu that didn't quite take to the training.
Even when her trainers could motivate her with food, it was obvious she wasn't enjoying the job.
The agency wrote posted an image of the pup with the caption, "she was clearly no longer enjoying herself". Sometimes, even when a pup tests well and they successfully learn how to detect explosive odors, they make it clear that being an explosive detection K9 is not the life for them.
The good news for Lulu is that she was adopted by her handler. The CIA offers handlers and their families the opportunity to adopt dogs that are dropped from the program or are retired.
Being a bomb-sniffing dog for the Central Intelligence Agency is a big job, and Lulu just wasn't up for it. And just like human students, dogs have good days and bad days at school when learning a new subject.
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The CIA says Lulu was a adopted by her handler, and she is enjoying playing with his children, sniffing out rabbits and squirrels and eating meals and snacks out of a dog dish.
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.
But the story does not end on a sad note.
Luckily for Lulu, she wasn't left to join the dole queue.
It's not easy to get chosen to go to the CIA's exclusive explosive detection school.
After a great start to her training in the U.S. intelligence agency, she began to lose interest in "detecting explosive odours", and was relieved of her duties.