Did you know that January is Train Your Dog month? I didn't. Not until Pamela over at Something Wagging mentioned it earlier this week.
Someone also posted on Facebook the TED talk re 30 day challenges (if I were one to make New Years Resolutions, mine would be to watch more TED Talks). The concept is that 30 days is the perfect amount of time to try something new. It's the perfect amount of time to develop new habits and the short length is not so daunting as to un-motivate.
Both of these got my lil ol' brain working overtime. Hurley and I have reached a training plateau. The basics are down and while we're working on repetition, increasing duration, distance and distractions, we really haven't been working on anything new. I've also been feeling unmotivated to blog - mostly because of a lack of ideas of what to blog about. What I'm saying is that I need some fodder, folks.
So I challenge myself (and Hurley) this year to a series of 30 day challenges. Over the course of 2012, we will tackle one new command/behavior/trick every 30 days and spend the month focusing on training that one thing. Sure, we will fail sometimes. We will succeed others. But most importantly, we will try.
And here's where the fun part comes in. I haven't yet come up with the 12 things we will train so I'd love to hear about what YOU would like to see Hurley accomplish in 2012.
Stay tuned for tomorrow's post talking about what we will be working on for January's training challenge!