"I hate writing reports."
"I've got strategies and templates to make report writing faster, but it's still my least favourite part of my job."
"I wish I could just train the dogs and the humans!"
Does any of that feel familiar?
Whether it's a plan for loose lead walking, or a full behaviour report -
writing up the session is rarely our favourite part of the job!
I don't know about you, but my training didn't give me much in the way
of report writing skills...yet I genuinely love writing action plans for
clients. Last week I managed to include three pictures of Jack
Nicholson from "The Shining" in an action plan to help a dog cope with
Why do you write "reports", and who are you really writing them for?
These are all very different beasts, and they shouldn't look the same!
If you feel disheartened about writing a report, it might mean you've
lost sight of what you are writing, and who is going to benefit.
Personally, I think report writing is
really important. My clients only have a couple of hours with me
initially, then I need to them to get cracking on their own before our
catch-up call and practical sessions. Even if I see them regularly,
they'll still need a reminder to refer back to.
That "report" could be the inspiration that keeps them going between
sessions, and provides the answers when they are struggling - all of
which saves me extra emails and phone calls if I did a good job.
Some of you have asked about the different layouts and styles I use in
my reports, and how I've made them fast and easy to write while still
So I'm delighted to announce the first in a new series of webinars
designed to help you love all aspects of your job in behaviour - all
about report writing.
We'll look at different types of reports, balancing content with ease of
use and client buy-in, how to present them and learning to love the
Thursday 2nd August @ 7pm
(It will be recorded but you need to sign up to be sent the link afterwards)
Book here (don't forget to use your special discount coupon if you are a Penguin)
Book your space for happier report writing
Ultra-Canicross Runner, Firewalker, Clinical Animal Behaviourist
this is the new, revised version of this webinar, but here's a wee
selection of what the last attendees had to say about the content
PPS I've committed to a whole series of webinars - there's sure to be something that would help you love your job a little more!
Click here to see them all