When you are working with your dog, one of the most important things to remember is how much you and your mindset affect your dog and their mindset.
Meaning: if you are stressed, they are likely to be stressed as well. If you have faith in yourself, the work you are doing, the precautions you have put in place (i.e. muzzle, etc.) and your dogs efforts, they are much more likely to succeed.
It is very common for owners to go into a situation already stressed out. Whether this is a puppy doing alligator rolls after being on the leash for the first time or a dog with fear aggression who sometimes snaps at strangers, getting stressed before the exercise even begins is counter productive.
If you go into a situation expecting to crash and go up in flames, you are likely to become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
In dog training (and in life) going into a situation thinking “what could be the best possible outcome” is much more advantageous than thinking “this is going to be awful.”
A lot of times, life is about mindset and embracing challenges rather than dreading and avoiding them.
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