Perhaps the most important mentality you can adopt when training begins, is setting your dog up for success. In a broad sense, this means not giving them an opportunity to fail.
For example, if you know that your pooch has a big problem with larger dogs, you want to avoid interactions with these at all times, right? Now what if you all of a sudden introduced him to a friendly Great Dane and gave him loads of biscuits? Unfortunately, it probably won’t go too well as you have pushed him way to far past his comfort zone.
How to set your dog up for success:
Setting your dog up for success involves two fundamental techniques, Management and antecedent arrangement. Essentially, (in smaller words) this just means organising the environment around your dog to give him the best chance at a rational response to a stimulus.