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Meet CIA’s newest K9 recruits and follow along as they learn to become CIA explosive detection canines (aka: “bomb dogs” as many people call them). We’ll take you behind the scenes of our nationally-recognized dog training program, starting with picking out the new pups, then watching as they progress through their 6-weeks of imprint training, getting paired with their human partners, another 10-weeks of advanced training, national certification tests and, if all goes successfully, graduation day in November.

Most people have no idea that the CIA has its own K9 Corps; however, our K9 officers serve as the first line of defense against explosive threats to Agency personnel and buildings at Headquarters and abroad. Additionally, they are on-call 24/7 to assist local law enforcement and other federal government agencies search for explosives. Pending graduation, these new puppies will join CIA’s K9 Corp and play a large part in keeping everyone at the CIA safe.

Throughout their training, we’ll post periodic updates here, as well as on our official Twitter and Facebook pages. If you miss an update, you can always return to this page and catch up on the puppies’ progress.

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Posted: Aug 24, 2017 03:26 PM
Last Updated: Nov 16, 2017 05:02 PM