If you are like me, you mostly train by yourself. And training by yourself definitely has some pros and cons.

If you’re also an introvert like me, that alone time with your dogs is the best part of your day. But it means we have to work a little harder to get feedback that is required to continually improve our training skills.

Training by yourself makes it harder to stay motivated, and also a lot harder to stay objective about your training. The most important thing you can do to improve your progress is to get feedback.

Recording your training sessions on video helps with both of these problems – it’s an amazing tool! But it does often mean stepping outside of your comfort zone.

Having the right tools can make actually DOING the video easier. And then you’ll have the recording to help you get the most out of your review process!

These are a few of the tools I find really helpful to make the video happen:

If they fit your phone, they might help you too. But the important part isn’t the things, it’s having a system that works.

Once you have the recording, you can (and should) review it yourself as soon as possible after the session. Even between sessions if you are doing short sessions. And of course, you can share the video with a friend or instructor, who can help you identify both the good things and what needs improvement.

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