Dog Journal - Training Tuesday #53

Sep 10, 2019

I know this may sound odd, but I want to share the importance of keeping track of behaviors that you wish to modify.

This could as simple as potty training or as complex as separation anxiety. Each of these presents different challenges that can be overwhelming when you are dealing with them.

This is why I am going to encourage you to write-it-down!  If you can track where/what has been done, it is easier to see what needs to be done next and in turn that progress that is being made.

This is where keeping a Dog Journal can be priceless.

Here are a couple of examples:

#1 Puppy likes to pee in the house.  You try and catch him in the act, but that can be a challenge in of itself.  When you find the mess after the fact, you clean it up dutifully.  BUT wouldn’t it be better if you knew the last time puppy went potty?  This way you can set a timer to remind yourself to take puppy out, increasing your level of success.   Record keeping would...

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