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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Flying Through

Who needs phase 4 anyway? Millie is flying through training and is already to phase 5 this week! I am sure she just wanted to get all her studying done so she could have a blast over the holidays.

Here are the things she has worked on this week:

Phase #4

  • Progression of guidework training: more difficult sidewalks in busier sections of downtown areas
  • Training on more complex street crossings and curbs
  • Obstacle clearance initiated by the dogs; they begin to guide their mobility instructors through the campus obstacle course
  • Preliminary obedience testing and evaluation of the dogs' reactions to head collars

Phase #5

  • Preliminary guidework testing with the mobility instructor under blindfold
  • Complete veterinary history review
  • More challenging guidework training environments (pedestrian traffic, stairs, different flooring surfaces, etc.)
I am off today and plan on taking some christmas pictures of the pups, so stay tuned for a holiday update. Wishing a very happy holiday to all the pups and their people!

4 comments:

Becky said...

How fun to hear - good girl! Happy Holidays to you!

Kelsey, Keno, and Chappelle said...

Yay Millie!! :)

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

Yippee, Milly! Those phases are full of such exciting challenges! Happy holidays, Sarah!

Emily and the Labradors said...

Happy holidays to you too! Yay Millie!