First of all, my friend thought that she would discuss about something else than Lotta this time. She hasn't written here about her for a while but we can discuss also about her at some point. So, my friend is not asking for advice this time. My friend would like to ask/discuss about following things: She has heard that one could train high drive dogs with only positive methods. She has seen this video: Under it Kikopup writes: "There is a myth going around that is not founded in science, but is mere opinion, that high drive dogs need to be physically and psychologically intimidated in order to be trained. By using Progressive Reinforcement Training which involves no forms of physical or psychological intimidation, you can train high drive dogs the right level of arousal as well as reliable behaviors, and how to be friendly and calm around other dogs and people." She also writes: "A type of animal training exists that involves no forms of intimidation, confrontation, violence, reprimands, or domination." And: "Progressive Reinforcement Training essentially means teaching animals by rewarding desired behaviors and excluding the intentional use of physical or psychological intimidation." So, Kikopup is talking about GSDs and Malinoises etc. My friend knows that they are that kind of dogs but she thinks that there ought to be also other breeds in addition to them that are considered as "high drive dogs". We just created this thread about "high drive breeds": High drive breeds? What Kikopup is talking about is that many people think that one should train high drive dogs with harsh methods. My friend knows that those people think that if they train those kind of dogs with only positive methods it doesn't work and that they should "balance" them with other ways/methods. She also knows about this trainer: https://www.youtube.com/user/tab289 So, what do you others think about this? Do you know if it really is possible to train that kind of dogs with only positive methods? My friend means that one would train them so that s/he wouldn't use any kind of physical punishments with them. How would you be training those kind of dogs with or without a clicker if you were using only positive methods? My friend is now talking about basic obedience training. My friend thought that you could tell something about your dog's training. So, could you tell your personal experiences and give some examples? Could you for example link videos where you would be training high drive dogs with only positive methods? What would you do in the following situation: The dog would be very wild and s/he wouldn't listen/obey you and you couldn't get her/him calm down? My friend means that s/he would behave for example in these ways: S/he might behave with those ways also when no one would be playing with her/him. (The dog in that video doesn't seem to be a high drive dog) My friend knows that many people would restrain that kind of dog physically. Someone might even roll him/her over onto his/her back. So, what would you be doing here if you were using only positive methods?