Goals for 2016

Part of the reason I enjoyed keeping a blog in the past was the ability to share my goals, mostly because I’d flake on them if I didn’t have a written record of what I promised. So today, on the last day of 2015, I’m going to write out my goals for each of my dogs for the next year.  We may or may not meet them and I’m ok with that.  The important thing is to continue learning about each of my dogs; what makes them think, what makes them excited, what their favorite activity is, how they handle stress and how I can help them become better learners.  Each and every single thing that we accomplish will build our relationship for the better, no matter how big or small.

Bazinga

  • Qualify and attend USDDN World Championship (2016)
  • Complete two new USDAA titles
  • Compete in UpDog World’s (2015)
  • Build a better working relationship
    • Increase responsiveness to cues
    • Increase predictability in freestyle routine

Zuma

  • Build up shoulder muscles through PT
  • Learn two new tricks to add to trick routine for shows
  • More hikes. 🙂

Zip Tie

  • Qualify and attend USDDN World Championship (2016)
  • Compete in UpDog World’s (2015)
  • Teach better and safer flips for frisbee
  • Debut in agility (!!!)

Taboo

  • Compete at UpDog events to qualify for UpDog World’s (2016)
  • Add two new tricks to trick routine for shows

Kickass

  • Compete at UpDog World’s (2015)
  • Qualify for UpDog World’s (2016)
  • Build a solid freestyle routine
  • Debut in agility (this one will be hard!)

Famous

  • BH at spring trial
  • Complete NADD Elite dock diving title
  • Compete at UpDog World’s (2015)
  • Qualify for UpDog World’s (2016)
  • IPO 1 at fall trial?

Mighty Mouse

  • Build a frisbee routine for shows
  • Compete in a couple frisbee comps
  • Teach to track toy for dock diving

Edgar

  • Build frisbee routine for shows
  • Build confidence in non-routine show settings
  • Add two tricks to trick routine for shows
  • Compete in at least one UpDog

Envy

  • Continue to build drive and enthusiasm
  • Add distance to dock diving
  • Proof nosework people searches

Moment

  • Do puppy things!
  • Compete in first frisbee comp

 

And with that, have a happy New Year!!!!

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