Training Lists

I made a training list.  I was going to write that I am not a list person.  I don't create checklists, am not much of a planner, and generally consider myself the opposite of Type A.  But then I just realized that I am that person when it comes to the dogs.  I do have a crazy obedience spreadsheet listing the results of every trial we've been to and tabs within said spreadsheet breaking down each open and utility exercise comparing points lost.  I have an upcoming events spreadsheet that goes a year out with every upcoming obedience/rally/agility trial and columns for date closing, what each dog entered, if results were submitted to the club, etc.  And don't get me started on the bullet point journal I did for Vito's anxiety issues that was almost daily for 2yrs, updated about biweekly currently, and is at 142 pages, at size 10 font.

So I guess my new training list isn't that far off the mark.  It's a tricks list actually.  On it lists a handful of tricks that I really want to train for the boys, most of which I've already started at some point but like usual faded off.  Also on the list is a handful of tricks working on core strength or balance; tricks that for the most part are fairly well known but ones that I don't make an effort do keep up on.  It's done in pretty big font so I can tape the list in my living room and remind me to do it.

K-Koira  – ( April 16, 2013 at 9:41 AM )  

If you haven't yet, you should join the Facebook Training Challenge. It is a fun way to get motivated to work on different training with your dogs- mostly various silly tricks, but you can always propose challenges to the group as well.

Dexter  – ( April 16, 2013 at 7:31 PM )  

That's a good idea. I think I will follow your lead. I tend to not stick with something until Dex really learns it. There are foundation behaviors which are so important.

Mango Momma

Laura, Lance, and Vito  – ( April 16, 2013 at 9:29 PM )  

Thanks, I have joined the facebook group already! It's fun to see what others are doing!

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