We focus on the social dog. It is what supports all you may do with a dog. A dog's social-self either helps your training or hinders your training. Dogs are social animals and require a social environment to learn the social nuances of being a dog. We humans, do not do "dog" very well. We need to learn to study dogs if we want to be the best dog owner for our dog(s).
Each dog starts with an evaluation to measure their abilities and proclivities to be around other dogs. Private sessions are available as well, to help a dog gain social ability.
The opinion you have of your dog is important, but the opinion your dog has of you is important as well. It is a relationship. What kind of relationship do you have?