We strive to stay in the middle, we love being able to use positives with young dogs and dogs that require being built up and shaped. A lot of clients will hear me say let the dog be a dog or stop micro managing them. Unfortunately puppy's don't live in a bubble and we as owners can't create a bubbled environment. Or the dogs motivation level is different and the environment is far more rewarding and exciting than the offered reward. They grow up and into already predisposed genetic behaviors that are specific to your breed and your puppy or habits we allowed them to get away with as youngsters. Which is why we also use negative reinforcement, management and redirection as well as our positive foundation to balance out our pups and shape boundaries and requirements in behaviors.