Welcome to the Falco K9 Academy Detection Dog Handler Journal. My name is Andy Falco Jimenez and I have been training humans and their dogs for over 3 decades. I have trained just about every discipline related to dogs ... from Police Dogs to Pet Dogs. It is one thing to be a dog trainer for over 30 years, it is an entirely different thing to stay in business that long. Of course, along the way, there were many ups and downs. The good news for you is that I have learned from both the ups and even more during the downs. I believe my job now is to pass on what I learned to others so they can have greater success and avoid some of the pitfalls. One of the most important things I believe you should do is ... ALWAYS ...journal. There is a lot of power in journalling. It is a great way to seal inside your brain those things that are important to remember. And if you don't recall, you can always refer to your journal to be reminded of that powerful idea or technique you once used and it worked. At some point, I also encourage you to write a book to create authority in your niche. At that time you will thank me for encouraging you to keep a journal. It will be one of your most important resources for completing your book. I have made it easy for you to use this journal effectively. I have put in some important questions for you to fill in at the start each dog training experience. Each one is obvious but important to always note before you begin journalling the experience, process and outcome. I purposely put the font in a light gray so the page can also be used as a blank page in the case you need more room for all that is important. I suggest to you, more is better. Don't shortchange yourself by trying to be brief. Look at this exercise as one of the most important things you do to get you to a place of success.