Miss Kia is in Phase 7 at Guide Dog school in Boring, Oregon. What does that mean?
Phase 7—Advanced training
Guidework training continues and dogs learn city traffic patterns, difficult crossings, difficult clearance situations, areas with a challenging line, animal distractions, surface issues, curb approach challenges, pedestrian islands, crowded sidewalks, different pedestrian climates, additional city bus exposure, additional rapid transit ride exposure, escaltors, and rounded corners.
She hasn't made it yet, but I'm starting to think she will. Yeah, Kia!
And to think, this photo was taken only a year ago.