I am not saying that one way is better than the other but just pointing out a few things that I observed reading various posts and conversing with different trainers.
Others like the less is more approach as you stated letting the dog work you rather than the other way around. I can see both sides of the coin but I have not fully committed to the 100% explosive on, every time the dog sees an agitator it is wide open balls to the walls agitation on every encounter so I do not know from experience the full outcome of this method ... but I see the method to the madness and I would like to see the final product of one of these dogs.
Good pov's on both sides IMO.
I find it all very interesting and I think although we may not all agree with each others approach that just the fact that Dom puts his stuff out there for us all to see HIS point of view and others like Francis and others put their stuff out there for us to see, both being almost opposite approaches gives us on these forums a look at both sides of the coin which I find a valuable experience in my training experience.
Do what you do and make it the best it can be... mo tools fo my belt brah.
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