Rapid logging for dogtraining – what is that?

Rapid logging for dogtraining – what is that?

I am not made of time. I want my logging to be efficient. Especially for my dog training! When I’m “out and about” I need clear, to the point, instructions on what to do.

Bullet Journaling in it’s “pure form” as invented by Ryder Carroll, uses a bullet system (that’s why it’s called BULLET journaling). Short sentences, marked with a symbol that quickly tells your brain how to handle the information.

We all have different needs, and these are the ones I use the most, collected in my “key”:

The flowers are just because…well I like flowers!

I use different colours for my different dogs (or just the first letter of their names).

Different sports have different tapes, I mark the edges of the pages (not all the way, that makes your book VERY thick after awhile). No tape means that it’s planning in general.

So, as I plan my training, I use tasks. When I do the task I cross the square. If I don’t do it (it happens quite often), I can either cross it out (no need to do it, just forget about it), or I can migrate it to the future. Next day, next week, next month. That is what the arrow means. “I chose not to do this today, but I still want to do it” And then I need to write it down somewhere else (we will get to planning ahead tomorrow). That way nothing gets “lost”.

After every training, I do a quick evaluation: Are there any tendencies I need to either work with or keep an eye on? It can be that my dog lost position in left turns, or started before my signal at a recall, or was very interested in the grass instead of me.

What was the best thing (or the best things) about this training? This is really important to me. Most of the time I know exactly what went wrong, but I need to think about what went RIGHT! That is what I want us to repeat!

Were there any tendencies I need to either work with or keep an eye on? It can be that my dog lost position in left turns, or started before my signal at a recall, or was very interested in the grass instead of me.

And I make a brief “note to self” about what I need to think about during our next training session.

Thanks to rapid logging, all that takes me about two minutes. At most.

Yes, I know it says “Monday 3” and that is in the future. But I really wanted to show what my logging looks like, and everything I have is in Swedish. So I took yesterdays log and translated it.

This post in an extract from my e-course on how to use to BuJo system for dog training. It’s a six-day course, it’s free, and you can join HERE!

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2 Replies to “Rapid logging for dogtraining – what is that?”

  1. Thanks for sharing your ideas about dog training bullet journaling! It’s inspiring to see what kind of stuff other trainers are doing 🙂

    I also wrote a bujo article to the Finnish dog training community a month ago (https://sporttirakki.fi/2017/06/06/blogi-bullet-journalista-apua-treeniseurantaan/ – sorry, it’s in Finnish) but since I’ve got so much new ideas and I also want to use sketching as a tool, I think I’ll have to write part two some day 🙂

    1. Thank you for sharing! I liked your article very much, and I’m curious about part two. This really is a great tool for dog training!

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