The IDD program, a relatively new CIED enabler, should be made a program of record in the Marine Corps. Operation Iraqi Freedom ended in December 2011 and Operation Enduring Freedom will soon conclude as well. However, the use of IEDs will remain a hallmark tactic, technique and procedure (TTP) for insurgents, which will make IDDs relevant for future wars. The IDD concept is solid, but the program needs improvement. After action reports from units with IDDs consistently identified four problem areas that could hinder. the IDDs sustainability in the Marine Corps. First, the Labrador Retrievers are producing substandard results. Could a different breed, such as, Belgium Malinois meet the infantry Marines expectations? The second and third problem areas concern IDD handler selection and battalion education. Lastly, there are problems regarding homemade explosive (HME) odor imprinting; dogs arriving in theater are not able to detect HME. To ensure the success of the IDD program, the USMC should correct the aforementioned areas. IDDs proved they could locate IEDs in Iraq. However, the IDDs must adapt to the changing conditions in Afghanistan.