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Pupdate: A New Pup Joins the Class!

Yesterday, we announced that Lulu was no longer with the CIA Explosive Detection K9 Training Program. Her handler adopted her, and she’s now living the life of a pet dog, being spoiled by him and his family.

Lulu’s handler, however, still needs a K9 partner for explosive detection work. The puppy class was still in the imprint stage of training when Lulu left the program, so our K9 instructors decided to bring on a new pup and try to catch her or him up to the rest of the class.

We’d like to introduce you to the newest member of CIA’s fall 2017 “puppy class”…

Meet Heron (aka "Harry")!

Harry is a male black lab from Susquehanna Service Dogs. He’s a goofy, high energy fella who loves to jump and play. At just over a year old, he’s the youngest pup in the class, but has an incredible drive to learn and is super smart.

Harry’s got a lot of work to do to catch up to the ladies, but our training staff is ready to put in the extra time and attention it will require.

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Harry during his first lesson as an explosive detection K9.

Harry learns to seek a target odor placed inside of the can.

Harry jumps up to seek a target odor in a small tin held by a trainer.

Harry eagerly waits for a kibble from the trainer after finding a target odor.

Harry enjoys some playtime with a trainer in the booth.

Follow Harry and the rest of the class’s progress, as they finish imprint training and start advanced training with their new handlers.

If you miss any of the articles in this series, visit “Follow CIA’s New Puppy Class!” main page, where we are chronicling the puppies’ progresses throughout their training.

Posted: Oct 19, 2017 04:35 PM
Last Updated: Dec 21, 2017 06:00 PM