You and your dog pulling together like horses to get the job done
As you become involved in the actual training of your dog there are going to be days that you will seriously question your sanity. Why on earth did you ever start this? What did you think you were doing? Don't go there; don't second guess yourself. If you did not have these days you would not be normal. I say that from my own experiences of years of training under my belt, and plenty of "doubting Thomas days." As in any endeavor, you are going to have down days. Expect them to appear and go on with your business. Bad days are normal with everything. Don't let them overcome you. Don't get stuck in doubt. Keep locked in your mind, the crystal clear image of yourself partnering with your dog, pulling in sync as a working team of horses, getting your job done together. Hang onto that because that is what is real, not the bad day. You are forging a real-time partnership with your dog for the benefit of your patient, family, self, and dog. By keeping your goal solid in your mind you will accomplish it.