Aww – bless u !
I reccommend doing some reading – Gwen Bailey & John Fisher for starters and then trying the techniques out on your dog. Go along to as many dog clubs as you can find (without your dog) and see what methods you like / agree with / etc…
Find a good club (easier said than done 4 me !!) and that will help alot.
Go to dog shows, volunteer to walk rescue dogs, erm… help at a grooming place … get out there and experience dogs 🙂 all of them !!!!! 😀
Also .. get on the best course you can with the best people in your field.