This badge signifies completion of the course How to Write a Shaping Plan. This course covers how shaping plans help the training process, can prevent frustration for the animal and facilitate growth and development of the trainer. This course teaches the proper execution of a plan and common pitfalls to avoid. This course goes through a real-life shaping plan step by step. It also explains why the choices were made and why steps are placed in a specific order. It also explains how to estimate how many sessions to train a behavior. This can then be used to schedule and plan sessions to meet training goals and deadlines in a timely manner. This course also looks at using shaping plans in the real world to facilitate reaching goals and practice good record keeping.