Training diary essentials
- Establish short- and long-term goals. Write ’em down!
- Break the goals down into behaviors to teach the dog.
- Train these behaviors, recording all steps, whether successful or not. Both successes and setbacks provide very good information.
- Review goals regularly. They’re not set in stone! It’s probable that new mini-behaviors will need to be added in order to progress.
- Be diligent and honest in your record-keeping.