A is for:
Accept – every pet is an individual but training aimed at changing a genetic trait is just setting your pet and yourself up or failure.
Address – expectations for your dog’s breed, history, and reality.
Alter – use your knowledge about your pet’s history to inform the approach you take to deal with it’s potential fears.
Amygdala – use the science behind the amygdala’s seek circuit to power up your training efforts and avoid triggering the fight-or-flight circuit which stops halts all learning.
Appropriate – recognize which elements of the environment are contributing to your dog’s behavior and take responsibility for managing it’s exposure to temptations.
Awareness – pay attention to your dog and to it’s environment.