There are multiple schools of thought on this from purely positive and working on focus games along with using what the dog likes (food or toys) so that he stays focused on you to straight compulsion by giving corrections on a prong collar. I am somewhere in the middle, in that I want to teach my dog the behavior in as positive of a way as possible. For example, a dog cannot lunge and pull if he's following a sit command. So using food to teach the sit, and then the sit under distraction (another dog) and rewarding calm behavior so the dog understands what I expect. Then, once they understand I ensure they comply by having them on a prong collar and give a quick correction for no compliance followed by a reward for following the command.
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