Saturday, November 14, 2009

Do Your Business

Every puppyraiser does them...a monthly report. How in depth do you go on your reports? do you write a few sentences at the bottom or entire paragraphs. A year and a half into puppyraising and I'm just now wondering if I have been filling these things out right at all. My leader has never said anything to me so I'm hoping everything is okay.

How detailed do you go with your monthly reports? When do you consider something serious enough to get put on the report?


Maddie and Betsy

7 comments:

Lisa, Ellie and Hosta said...

Good question - although I'm sure our puppy reports are different than yours.. I have changed how much extra I write or what I write about through the years. With Runza, my first, I wrote EVERYTHING - it would end up being about 8-10 pages of extra stuff for the staff to read. I didn't do that much work with Ellie, I usually would write 1-2 pages of extra stuff and include pictures of major accomplishments. I think I'll lean the same way with Hosta. Writing more, was just a lot of work! :D

Carrie and Waffle said...

I always write as if I am talking to her trainer, and keep it simple. I try and write things that explain certain behaviors. But I usually keep it simple, I will turn in 2 or 3 pages with her last puppy report that summarizes what I have written over the year, pictures and high lights. I try to only hit the most important things in her month report. I figure they have enough to read.

Ally, Teddy and Kira said...

When we were working with Iverson we were told to *mention* everything, yes we want to list accomplishments but more importantly we wanted to mention things that could develop into problems later. If it's enough for you to notice, it should be noted at least once, that way if it pops up in training they can go look at the reports and see it has happened before and make a more knowledgable judgement.

Shawna said...

I don't usually write a lot unless there is a specific problem, but nobody has ever said anything to us about it, so I think just how ever much detail you want to go into. I think Barb has to read all of them from all over the state so like I said, unless there is a problem I usually keep it short and sweet.

Cabana's Puppy Raiser said...

I don't write that much on mine. Honestly, I don't think they get looked at very closely, because like others have said, no one ever says anything about what's been written. I think our puppy group leaders get the scoop from us at meetings anyway. I'm not sure who else reads them, but if the CFRs do, they probably have too many of them to look at with any depth.

Erin and her Dogs said...

I always give as much detail as possible figuring it will help them know exactly what the situation is..good or bad.

Erin and her Dogs said...

Well my leader is always very thoroughly always comes back with a list of questions, so I like to cover my bases and try and keep down the questions :)))