Lulu, uma cadela labrador de cor preta que pertencia ao grupo de cães do programa K9 da CIA, deixou claro que não estava interessada em procurar explosivos. Por isso, foi "despedida".
Os treinadores do programa K9 têm uma premissa: os cães têm de saber o que estão a fazer.
Mas, nem todos os cachorros demonstram aptidão para as tarefas que lhes saó apresentados. Este foi o caso de Lulu, uma cadela labrador de cor preta que não aprendeu a encontrar explosivos.
For our K9 trainers, it’s imperative that the dogs enjoy the job they’re doing. 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.
Such is the case for one of the fall 2017 “puppy class” pups. We are sad to announce that Lulu has been dropped from the program.
When a dog is dropped or retires from our program, the handler or handler’s family is given the chance to adopt them. Most handlers, of course, choose to do so.
The dogs are their partners and have become members of their family, even after just a few weeks of training together.
Lulu plays in the backyard
Lulu was a adopted by her loving handler, who had the chance to work with her during imprint training. She now enjoys her days playing with his kids, sniffing out rabbits and squirrels in the backyard, and eating meals and snacks out of a dog dish.
We’ll miss Lulu, but this was the right decision for her. We wish her all the best in her new life.
We are happy to know Lulu now feels good now at home!
Sources: Sapo/ Actualidade/ CIA/ News & Information