Ah, that makes more sense. I would think he's simply saying "go back to basics" and start from scratch
Sometimes we all need a reset and having a solid obedience foundation to build on does help with fearful dogs (my poodle is one).
Jasmine - Female Miniature Poodle - born Aug 15, 2010
Loker Delgado Von Stalworth - Male GSD - born Jan 26, 2012
Koda & Zazu - 5 year old male cats
Alex - Male Cocker Spaniel (rescue) - RIP Cuddlebug 2007-2010