Calm, cool and collected. I totally agree. Yes, I will be careful.I love how much you want to learn.
One thing that I would caution is to be wary of ANYONE stuck on a method. Every dog you meet will need something different from you and while there are some tried and true methods that work on a majority of dogs there will always be the dog that makes you step outside that comfort zone you built and learn new things.
The other thing to keep in mind is that dogs respond to different people in different ways, so the reaction of the dog may vary.
I watched the first video and I would not have done anything he did, for a couple of different reasons. Most owners muzzle their dogs when bad things are going to happen, things the dog does not like. So you have conditioned the dog to fight when the muzzle comes out, which is what the dog in the video did. The catch pole is almost guaranteed to provoke a fight in a feisty dog.
The video showed a trainer looking for instant gratification and with way over the top energy for dealing with a dog like that. Dogs like that one need calm, cool and collected. Just like spooky horses. I'm no trainer, but I would have found a million things to do in that room while ignoring the dog. Much like toddlers, if you have other stuff to do they want your attention and will come looking for it.
I believe he did step outside the comfort zone to get the task of training that dog done. He said in his "lecture" of a talk (he is loooonnnggg-winded) that he had never dealt with such an intensive case of aggression and dominance, and that this would be a first for him. It seemed out of his comfort zone by the way he reacted, but he was still able to handle the dog calmly though nervous.
I don't understand your last paragraph. Could you rephrase that? I really don't understand what you are saying, but it sounds like something I would like to know, so please rephrase it.
I'll be gone for a week, so if I don't respond for a week you'll know why.