No matter what type of training you do with your dog, be it agility, rally, flyball or just general pet dog obedience, it's good to set goals to give your training a direction.
But goals mean nothing if we don't put into place a plan to achieve them.
For example, if your goal is to progress from Grade 3 to Grade 4 this season, you now need to set little steps in order to achieve this.
If your dog is missing the down dog walk contact, then put into place little goals and steps to achieve consistent contacts, which will then help you to achieve clear rounds in competition.
Plan which shows you are going to enter and get the entries sent off. Consider entering some competitions NFC to work on ring experience. Or maybe your dog is knocking poles and therefore your plan will include jump grips, workshops and fitness exercises.
Ensure that your goals are SMART:
Talk to your instructor about your goals and they will be able to help you in classes to aim your training in order to complete them.