You need to work with a specific dog. This can be a client dog, a shelter dog or your own dog.
1) Define the goal behavior or behaviors. You can have a training goal – for instance, you might be working with a client’s dog, and have the goal of teaching all the basic behaviors (sit/come/down/stay/heel (or polite walking), wait, and leave it). If you’re working on a behavior problem, you should be able to define the baseline behavior and the goal behavior. Video is not mandatory, but at the least you should describe what you are seeing.
2) Describe the process you intend to take, and then do progress reports – video and written
3) When you’ve reached the goal behavior, submit your progress reports and the result.
4) If the goal cannot be reached for some reason, please submit the progress you had made and the reason for the aborted goal.
If you need help during this, that is just fine! You can email me or make an appointment (free, unless it’s abused) and we can discuss what you might need to do.
Here’s a format you can use to note your progress (both in word and spreadsheet format)