Cooper ran around a circle of 15 coffee cans hoping to sniff out one of 10 scents he knew would come with a reward — getting to play with his favorite rubber chew toy with his handler, Tony Quan.

For Deputy U.S. Marshal Quan, this was more than play. The dog’s formal certification, and their future together as a trained K-9 explosive detection team was on the line.

K-9 explosives dog “Tigi” is rewarded with his favorite rubber chew toy after correctly identifying explosives during ATF training and certification Wednesday, September 15, 2021. The Bureau of Tobacco, Firearms, Explosives conducted K-9 testing and training Tuesday through Thursday at the Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center in Los Angeles. 23 K-9 explosive teams from Southern California take part the event which is held every two years. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

“Blake” is rewarded by his handler, UCLA Police officer Larry Johnson, after correctly identifying an explosive during ATF training and certification Wednesday, September 15, 2021. The Bureau of Tobacco, Firearms, Explosives conducted K-9 testing and training Tuesday through Thursday at the Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center in Los Angeles. 23 K-9 explosive teams from Southern California take part the event which is held every two years. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

UCLA Police officer Larry Johnson guides “Blake” through the explosives course during ATF training and certification Wednesday, September 15, 2021. The Bureau of Tobacco, Firearms, Explosives conducted K-9 testing and training Tuesday through Thursday at the Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center in Los Angeles. 23 K-9 explosive teams from Southern California take part the event which is held every two years. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

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The “scents” are not much to look at, but to K-9 explosives dogs they are all very different. ATF training and certification for K-9’s was held Wednesday, September 15, 2021. The Bureau of Tobacco, Firearms, Explosives conducted K-9 testing and training Tuesday through Thursday at the Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center in Los Angeles. 23 K-9 explosive teams from Southern California take part the event which is held every two years. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

U.S. Marshal Tony Quan and “Cooper” check for explosives during ATF training and certification Wednesday, September 15, 2021. The Bureau of Tobacco, Firearms, Explosives conducted K-9 testing and training Tuesday through Thursday at the Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center in Los Angeles. 23 K-9 explosive teams from Southern California take part the event which is held every two years. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

Anil Pillai of the Federal Protective Bureau and his dog “Tigi” run the explosives training course during ATF training and certification Wednesday, September 15, 2021. The Bureau of Tobacco, Firearms, Explosives conducted K-9 testing and training Tuesday through Thursday at the Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center in …read more

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