You know Angela, it just occured to me that the best advice I could possibly give you is:
Everything you read, everything you are told, everything you see on tv, literally everything concerning dog behaviour and their training - take it on board, look at it, think about it, and ONLY if your instinct agrees try it. If it works, great, keep with it. If it doesn't, try something else.
Like with anything in life I don't believe things are always a case of right or wrong. What works for one doesn't always necessarily work for another.
Go with what feels right for you and Batty.
It's like this triangle of temptation, food circuit, NILIF, all these things are simply methods that many ppl have been using to train their dogs for generations, albeit ppl call it different things.
Use what works FOR YOU, and throw out what doesn't.