Training diary essentials

  1. Establish short- and long-term goals. Write ’em down!
  2. Break the goals down into behaviors to teach the dog.
  3. Train these behaviors, recording all steps, whether successful or not. Both successes and setbacks provide very good information.
  4. 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.
  5. Be diligent and honest in your record-keeping.

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