Monday, October 25, 2010

Using A Journal To Document Your Training

While reading last night I came across the idea of using a journal to keep track of your training progress. The goal is to keep track of the progress in a tangible way, so that later you can actual see the progress or even worse, that your not making any progress. It's a good way to see whats working and what you might need to change.

A journal could be kept in a notebook or possibly on the web. Not only could it be used to track your training of behaviors but also in potty training. You can keep track of when your dog has to go allowing to see how long they can hold it before they need to be taken out.

A journal is also a good way to organize what behaviors you want to teach and in what order you want to teach them. Helping you to make more progress in your training.

1 comment:

  1. That's actually a tremendous idea. Keeping a training journal in blog form not only gives you a built-in means to solicit advice, it provides an incentive to stay on track; you've got the assumption of an audience there to motivate you by holding you accountable. If you're going to blog, though, approach it with the right spirit -- take anything you read in the comments with a grain of salt, take it for what it's worth, and don't get too personally invested in the opinions of anonymous strangers...

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