Find what works for you. Have a plan, a vision.
Understand the process.
Go for the win.
For example, how does a girl on crutches (me) walk a 90lb rambunctious golden retriever down the street without landing on her face, when the able-bodied owner struggles to make it out the front door?
I know the dog. I know myself. I know the tools I have available and the actions that need to be taken.
I win. The dog wins. The owner wins. Everyone has fun. Everyone learns. No one gets hurt.