Lulu the black Labrador just simply wasn’t into sniffing out bombs.
In a series of tweets, the CIA explained that Lulu, who was in training to join the Fairfax County Police Department in Virginia, “began to show signs that she wasn’t interested in detecting explosive odors.”
The agency then explained that usually this is due to a lack of motivation, and that it isn’t that uncommon. According to the New York Post, CIA dog trainers are expected to become “doggie psychologists” to be able to know if the canine is ill, tired or bored.
But sometimes, it’s just the dog! The CIA wrote in a following tweet that it was clear that “the issue isn’t temporary and instead, this just isn’t the job they (Lulu) are meant for”.
Even with attempts to motivate her, the 18-month-old puppy still lacked interest and was “no longer enjoying herself”.
The CIA decided to let Lulu go to ensure that she could continue her life with good mental health and a happy well-being. This thankfully shouldn’t be hard, because she was adopted by her handler.
The handler believes she is thriving at her new home with her new dog friend, and now Lulu gets to play with children and squirrels all day long.
“We’ll miss Lulu,” the CIA wrote. “but it was the right decision for her and we wish her all the best in her new life!”