K-9 Cody

K-9 Cody at the PoolName: K-9 “CODY”

Breed: Labrador Retriever (Male)

DOB: October 5, 2007

Agency: ATF & National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Disciplines: Explosives Detection

Formal Schooling and Certifications: K-9 CODY was initially selected and trained as a prototype for a Department of Defense funded program called the “Suicide Bomb Initiative” (SBI). Once that project was complete, CODY later attended a six week imprint course for Explosives Detection before his trainer joined him for an additional ten weeks of handler training. They graduated ATF Class #94 Explosives Detection Canine Course in May 2011.

Career Stats: K-9 CODY was selected to work the Presidential Inauguration January 21, 2013, in Washington, DC. He attended training and special events throughout the Washington D.C. area. ATF requires annual re-certification, which he successfully completed every year.

Additional Information: K-9 CODY was purchased by ATF from a vendor in West Palm Beach, Florida, as part of the SBI program. Prior to that he spent some time in Canada as a hunt dog. CODY participated in dozens of public demonstrations and community related events throughout his career.

CODY retired in 2014 and spends his retirement with his handler’s growing family. He has been promoted to big brother twice and continues to be a protector. CODY enjoys swimming, hiking and playing ball. His winters are spent playing in the snow and indoor pool to help with his arthritis and cabin fever.

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