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Log for the Owner Trainer

Not required of course but recommended for those who owner train their Assistance Dogs.

By Theresa A. Jennings
For Assistance Dog Advocacy Project (ADAP)

For this log I would suggest some type of a hard cover binder that you can then put topic dividers in. You can put in page protectors for any charts, letters, pictures, outlines and the like.

There are so many ways you can set one up but one idea is:

Topic (Medical) Copies of medical records including copies of medical testing such as OFA hips & elbows etc.

Topic (Goals) Charts or outlines of training plans such as planned for tasks.

Topic (Formal Classwork) Copies of any Certs received from classes taken, letters of praise from instructors, pictures taken during classes.

Topic (Official Certifications) Copies of obedience, behavior, or temperament evaluations such as CGC, ATTS, etc.

Topic (Misc.) Copies of any letters, news articles and such from special events, landlords, veterinary staff, trainers, groomers, etc. that speak of your dog's good manners, training, and behavior. Include any pictures taken of your dog while participating in parades, community fund raising events, posing with mascots such as those at Disney World or sports events.

Topic (Task Training Logs) Charts etc. showing dates / hours of various task work. Be sure to put down if training goal was met for that particular time or if an unexpected problem came up. If a problem - then write down how you plan to go about correcting the problem.

Topic (Task / Public Access Videos) Taking videos of various stages of training and proofing and then working the dog out in the public are very good ways to document and demonstrate.

Inside of the main topic areas I would also use a method to sub-divide training, proofing, evaluating for the 3 levels: Candidate, In-Training, and Working Levels.

TJ aka Theresa A. Jennings
Pyro vom Wildhaus aka Kaleb ~S.T.A.R.~
Non-Profit Mascot & Service Dog-In-Training

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