Creating SMART Goals

inspirational Jan 04, 2023

If you’re like me, January offers time to pause and think about the things I hope to accomplish in the new year.

For those of us competing in dog sports, we typically dream about the titles we want to earn and the events we hope to attend. Dreams are great, but to accomplish a dream, you need to turn it into a goal. And large goals, like "I want to earn a UD or an OTCH" need to become smaller, actionable goals or you can easily become overwhelmed.

What are your dreams for your dog?

I group dogs into three categories. Knowing where your dog falls helps break those BIG goals into smaller goals for you to achieve along the way.

  • Group 1: Dogs Learning the Exercises
  • Group 2: Dogs Preparing to Earn a Title
  • Group 3: Dogs Showing in Open B / Utility B

So, let's set a goal using SMART goals. SMART is an acronym for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-Based. This method gives you a sense of direction, and helps you organize and reach big goals.

In the above video, I speak to each of the 3 groups to help you get organized to achieve your dreams.

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