We are in a privileged position to hear and see a lot of different dogs and a lot of different owners. It helps us continue to learn and grow as dog trainers and really reinforces the idea that no two teams are alike. If we want to help that person and that dog, we need to be able to adapt to their differences. We’ve become experts at knowing when to pick our battles. Knowing when something is a big enough influencer on that dog’s behavior that we need to persevere is important. It’s equally as important to not push the envelope when we know something is not a big enough game changer.