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I know my golden would not respond to the aggresive treatment. It would confuse him.
I think the early shows were intended to help people who had "red" dogs. Dogs that had a history of bad behavior and the owners were at the end of their rope and Ceaser was the last resort before doing something drastic such as putting the dog to sleep. And these dog owners did need to be trained. But, those shows were dealing with a specific type of dog. Ceasar's methods for those kinds of dogs are entirely inappropriate for dogs like mine. To me that was obvious.
However, as a person who goes to dog parks, I can tell you for sure Ceasar's advice of "be calm but assertive" is right on the mark. I see too many dog park people whose approach is psycotic and hysterical. And their dogs sure show it!