My little girl is must be wearing her smarty pants, cuz she is truckin' along. Someone must have told her about the party for the graduates. You know Truffle loves a good party. So this week she has moved up a phase and is in phase three.
Big challenge in phase 3
Notable Accomplishment - Preliminary Blindfold Testing
The instructor works a dog under blindfold on an urban/suburban area route, a distance of approximately
10 blocks. In order to pass preliminary guidework testing, a dog must demonstrate an understanding of
safe guidework skills and focus on work and handler. Obedience exercises are done at some point on
route, usually when distraction is present.
Dogs that pass preliminary blindfold testing progress to advanced guidework training. Dogs that do not
pass receive further training and are re-tested when ready. Dogs that demonstrate major weaknesses in
the basic fundamentals oftentimes are given additional training time with another string.
She also knows all her commands and must demonstrate them while being tempted with fun distractions - which if Truffie is on her game, she will pass with flying colors otherwise the party girl will have to stay inside during recess for extra help.
Boy am I glad I didn't let her bring the flower hat to school.