Steady as a rock or
Fast as the wind.
Not the dog you wish you ran,
Nor the dog you trained before.
Work with who you have; and celebrate that every chance you get.
Relationship build til you know your heart will explode.
Patience is a virtue but train perfection.
Push yourself as hard (or harder) than you'll push your dog.
Take care of your dog and be certain to take care of yourself.