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Friday, January 8, 2010

Phase 6

Millie moved to phase 6 this week! She is doing about a phase a week since she skipped phase 4. I am getting more excited with each passing week, and cannot wait to see what she chooses to do for her career.

Phase #6

  • Guidework routes in difficult and challenging work environments (heavy pedestrian and vehicle traffic areas, wide crossings, hectic atmospheres, etc.)
  • Introduction to sidewalkless areas and rounded curbs
  • Continued work in malls, stores and buildings, with increasing exposure to varying sights, sounds and smells
  • Lessons in advanced guidework skills, such as moving turns
  • Introduction to "intelligent disobedience" (dogs learn to refuse to obey a command if it is unsafe to execute)
  • Advanced obedience training

2 comments:

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

Hooray for Millie! I love the "intelligent disobedience" skill--the dogs must have a fun time doing that one!

Katrin said...

Very exciting! That's really cool that you get updates on how she is doing as she is going along in the program. I hope she makes it all the way through!