Old fashioned training
My brother in law has a rottie and a dobbie: amazing dogs. Very loyal, great with kids, good with other dogs (my two will try to fight them and they walk away or ignore their aggression), very obedient. They're kennel dogs and he uses the alpha roll as well as compulsion training. He used water to condition his dobbie so much that if you take the dobbie near the pool or near a hose he may bite. It really makes me wonder...I've only seen my own somewhat poorly trained dogs by me and my positive reinforcement training and his well trained dogs with his older training methods. I was always afraid of the older training methods making a dog obedient because he she is scared of the owner there by hurting the bond between owner and dog. But his two LOVE LOVE LOVE him and the family; even the toddler and their 3 year old.
What am I missing? Enlighten me about the negativity toward this type of trainer? Isn't this the type of training used by police dogs? They're supposed to be very well trained dogs too, right?