I like to keep my options open, and then apply what seems to be called for in each individual dog. Sometimes with the advice of others prompting me. Sometimes we need the observations of a trainer, to point out what is going on, that's interupting progress. What part of the training step has been missed perhaps.
I had to learn how to behave differently around one of my dogs, he was a so called dream of drive. He was a friggin land shark for the first year! I the novice twat that thought itd be a good idea to go to schutzhund. A Training in Drive. Vamped those drives up even higher. I created a monster! For 8 years, every day, he needs a LOT of exercise of mind and body, and the cuddles of a evening. A rather hi maintenance kinda dog that you are not going to be able to leave in a kennel environment.
Im not so sure i did good?