Monday, January 10, 2011

5x5 Quiz

Dog Blog Post #198: Remember Quizzes? From waaaaaaay long ago? I picked five things I felt the boys should know (this goes back to Beau and Zachary) and I would test all five, each day, cold, one after the other, and then grade the boys on how they did (0-2 points each).

Each Quiz lasted a week (five training days) and by the end the week I would have a really good feel for if the behavior was known or not.

I later used Quizzes to give "final exams" to Zachary on his Canine Curriculum items.

I loved Quizzes, but alas, they fell to the wayside a few months back when I lost Beau.

Well, they're baaaaaaak...

... and this year I'm trying out a slightly new format - a 5x5 grid.

Behaviors being tested go down the left and the test "situation" (for want of a better word) appears across the top. While they could be tested in any order, I'm thinking the easiest thing would be to march across the situation columns, doing one a day per day.

Good idea? Bad idea? Just extra work? I have no idea. We'll find out!

5x5 Quiz for This Week:


houndstooth said...

I really like that idea! I ought to show this to my husband and see if he wants to do something like this with Morgan.

Sage said...

Great idea! It keeps it organized and you have a records. We should work one up for Miss Sage.

greygirl25 said...

I think this is an awesome idea.

Your pups are so smart, they'll be testing you by the end of the week.

BTW, thanks for the comment on my self portrait the other day.

You were dead on, I will fix that be fore I turn it in.

Good eye!