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My Puppy: A guided journal to document the first year with your pup

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We’ve created the My Puppy journal to help new puppy owners easily record fifty-two weeks of life with their new best friend.

Raising a puppy is an intense undertaking, and while you may currently feel like you’ll never forget the early days, it can be surprising how quickly those valuable moments can become a distant memory.

This journal provides you the opportunity to document your experiences in the present—giving you a precious keepsake you will cherish deeply for many years to come.

Journal Details

  • 6 in. x 9 in. Hardcover
  • Black fabric cover with gold foil stamp
  • Gold ribbon bookmark
  • 216 pages
  • Printed on 85 lb. paper

 

Three Main Sections of the Journal

1.  52 Weekly (a full year's worth of) Puppy Growth and Development Update Pages or "Pupdates"

These Pupdate page spreads are for you to fill out as you choose. With fillable dates on each, you can begin completing them at whatever age you receive your pup (or decide to start journaling).

Complete a spread each week to track the rapid development your puppy is undergoing, or fill a spread twice a month, it’s completely up to you!

Each Pupdate has space for:

✅ Growth tracking (age/weight)

✅ Commands we know

✅ What we’re excelling at/still working on/struggling with

✅ Health/medical notes

✅ Toy/treat we’re loving

✅ Injuries incurred this week

✅ Pup’s energy level

✅ Pawrental Check-in

✅ Notes

 Space for a 3x5 in. photo of your pup from this week

 

2.  Training Goal Spreads

There are 10 training goal page spreads to help you clearly define the goals and expectations you have for your puppy. 

You have:

👉 a “Major” training goal page

👉 a “Minor” training goal page

👉 and 8 “Sub Goal” pages

The sub-sections and questions are meant to closely follow SMART goal-setting criteria. Complete each section and your goals will be Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound. 💪


3.  Hundreds of Puppy Prompts

Time is elusive. ⏳

These prompts are meant to help you capture snapshot memories and impressions rather than trying to find the time to write a lengthy recollection.

This is the place for you to document those little, seemingly insignificant moments and everyday happenings that will mean everything to you in the future

The moments that end up being the most meaningful are seldom the ones we expect

Main categories of prompts:

📌 How we met (write that love story down!)

📌 Bad dog! (let’s be real: puppies can be a pain in the butt. Go ahead - tattle on yours here.)

📌 Travel (what adventures have you had with your pup?)

📌 Day by day (all those little things and everyday moments that make up your pup’s life story.)



Other Pages Included

My Puppy: The Down and Drooly Starter's Guide

Use this Starter’s section as a reference or for inspiration as you fill out your Pupdate, Training Goals, Puppy Prompts pages and more. 

Pawprint Pages

Treasure those tiny paws for a lifetime and get your puppy’s pawprint down on paper! 

Includes:

👉 Puppy’s First Pawprint page

👉 Puppy’s End-of-Year Pawprint page

Self-Improvement Page

Use this space to jot down things you’d personally like to learn or areas that require personal improvement, so you can be a better dog owner.

✍ Make lists

 Write notes

Mind map

Journal

Or plan your next training goal

Photo Spreads

Here we have four pages, each with spaces for 3x5 in. photos of your pup.📸

Transformation Pictures

Attach two pictures - one from “back in the day” and another at the end of your first year together. Try not to cry. 😭

Bonus points for catching your pup in a similar pose and/or place when you take the “Now” picture. It will make the change that much more impactful

The Debrief

Answer the questions in this section to celebrate you and your pup’s hard work 🏆, to pinpoint lessons learned and to identify opportunities for future training

Debriefing is a powerful way to reflect, self-correct and enhance future performance

Don’t miss out on this impactful means of closure!

Notes Pages

Use this section to jot down:

👉 Questions you have 🙋 (for the vet, your trainer, etc.)

👉 Moments that stood out

👉 Your feelings on any given day

👉 Things you must remember

👉 Upcoming appointments

👉 Any other details you wish to include or to free-style journal

Why Journaling About Your Puppy is Important


Memorialize him/her in writing

The worst part about having a dog is having to say goodbye. It helps so much to be able to remember all the aspects of his/her life with you, and how much you loved each other.

Get recollections down on paper while the memories are still fresh

This will allow you to remember all the great times you had throughout your dog's life, instead of just focusing on the end. This is a priceless thing to have.

Never worry you'll forget your pup without him/her being around

The little things you remember about your furbaby will fade over time. The My Puppy journal gives you an avenue to record details about his/her life to help keep them alive in your heart forever.

Have a safe place to store your most treasured memories

Once completed, your My Puppy journal will be a beautiful remembrance of that whirlwind first year with your pup.

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Great journal!