Having read other people's training log, I thought what a brilliant idea. I do keep a little note book but it would be so nice to see the progress in a more orderly fashion than scribble. If anyone would like to comment any tips would be very much appreciated. We have always had dogs in our family but this is my very first puppy. I was in shock for the first couple of weeks never expected to feel so exhausted. The Happy Puppy Handbook was my bible now Mabel is 20 weeks my new bible is Totall Recall. Mabel's walks are very structured in various locations so she gets a good mixture of different sights and smells. This morning off to the big park. I started off trying to get some kind of focus on me. Sit/ watch me on the lead. Always takes a little while but getting much better. We have eliminated the out the car and pull like a mad dog to sniff and self reward. We then played a little game of football. She will retrieve the ball much better when it's kicked than throw. I saw a couple of dogs that are unfriendly so I got her to focus and sit/ down little game. They passed safety at a distance but she had no intention of running to them. Pleased. We were then joined by another puppy and two year old Labrador so she was allowed to play for 10-15 mins. She has no recall to the whistle in this situation so as soon as their was a gap in play I gently slip the lead on. We then spent sometime doing recall work. I walked to about 20 yards and when there was a gap in activity 3 pips on the whistle. She was successful each time all be it a little slow. She is a plodder. I've only just began recall on location I'm so impatient and would love her to have perfect recall just got to be patient I know. I'm giving high rewards at the moment until next week and then I'll mix up the rewards but not eliminate any just yet. We then did a little heal work to the car. By this time all she wanted to do was sit down. This afternoon we popped to the small park which was full of children of all ages with, bikes,footballs,skateboards you name it they had it. She sat and watched for ages taking it all in and only bounced at people twice. Really thrilled with her. Didn't walk very far but I wasn't concerned more interested in her seeing children play. We then did some recall away from everyone. On the way back recall at no more than 5-10 yards next to the children on the swings,slides. She did really well. It then became a bit of an effort to persuade her to walk to the car. She does like people watching. We start a four week clicker training course next week can't wait. Sunday we begin training for our Bronze having got a certificate for the Kennel Club Puppy Foundation Course. Ended the day with a visit to the pub. Very well behaved probably too tired for anything else. Tomorrow we will go to somewhere completely unfamiliar for a change as it's the weekend. Must focus next week on leave it. She just can't grasp the concept at all. Her heal work varies but tends to begood when we are at the shops, in the street general busy situations. Played a few games with her toys in the garden as she was just superb today. Very proud of her I know she's never going to be brilliantly intelligent and I don't compare her to other dogs just want her to be happy and progress slowly and steadily it's just funny how people have opinions on puppies that are so unrealistic. Maybe I'm mistaken but I wouldn't have expected a 20 week old puppy to have a sound recall in a park on a sunny day which is full of exciting sounds and smells of spring. I'm going to treat myself to a nice glass of wine. Well chilled.