Chip, this kind of surprises me as I was under the impression that you have seen at least most of the vids about this. You have posted a lot of links on threads over time and I am pretty sure I have clicked and watched every single one at least once to help me learn. A lot of them I did get useful info that I used to help me and my boy. Some of them I tweeked the method to fit my dog a few I didn't use but learned something from.
I think the most important thing to remember is that as a newbie clicking on links supported by the one who linked it, what most remember is what is on the video. What the person who offered the link says afterwards may or may not sink in.
Oh fair enough ... I pretty much post for "that Guy/Girl."
I know they are out there because I hear from them. And from people that get "me" I've heard "Thank You For Being Different" and online on Boxerforeum I got a thank you for being "Anal."
And over there I got challenged by a Pro (I had no idea any were there) they should have self identified, it would have gone better for them but that's another story. But it worked out well in the long run like uh a year of effort to get them back ...uh may bad.
But in one of my numerous "Lectures/Tirades/Rants they asked me "Why I Bothered" ... annoyed by them yet again ... I said "if I can help one dog and one owner keep their dog in there home," it's worth my time! I "work" for that "guy/girl." I don't do kids, I don't do other dogs and I have "zero interest in my dog who did not much care for people ... meeting anyone. Zero Bite Risk policy, they just have to be safe and civil no requirement to like uh anyone, it's what I did with my dogs, it's what I do with rescues ... works out fine.
But you know ... you don't often hear from "lukers" but I do ... quite often. They see what "I" go through and they don't want to get involved. Much like Rocky ... you lead I'll follow good enough.
But if you "tweaked"
some of the links/advise ... good enough! That's what I do/did with Rocky and his people issues! I did basically what I always did anyway with Struddell. Make them wait (my dogs) before greeting people. I did not realize at the time I was doing Leerburghs "Who Pets My Puppy or Dog" because I always said yes to "my I pet??" But I read Leerburgh ... many years ago and at first read it seemed kinda uh insane??? But you know ... what if instead of always saying "Yes" to my I pet ... I said "No???" It worked out fine and the rest is history.
So if you tweaked some of the advice ... "outstanding!" That is pretty much what I did and I have learned other things on here ... despite what some chose to believe and I share that with others.
And if folks that PM me have questions and it is a question, I can't really answer or feel uncomfortable doing so ... I hand them off to some on here and tell them add "Chip" sent you.
Other than that I also add that by and large aside from Gary ... all the trainers I tend to recommend do weekly Q&A, shows so if someone is not sure ... they can ask those guys directly! And they all have FaceBook pages for questions. But know by and large I'm pretty good at saying what they will tell folks.