At the very root of a good relationship is a feeling of flow ,
Human/human human /dog , we feel more relaxed about certain people because we feel we don't need to restrict ourself , emotional flow is basis of a bond , old army buddies , sparing partners , friends from years ago , we are able to express ourselves fully because we have reached an emotional level and understanding ,
The mutt is the same, if we charge out of the blocks at the start to teach manners to a pup we are corrupting a flow state ,
Manage him so you don't have to discipline him and when he starts feeling flow through work your the one who gets the credit for him feeling good
Maybe he's not a working dog , which if it is the case , take "Mushy " up on his training methods
What I mean is , pet dogs can fail to feel fulfilled in everyday life which in turn can lead to them been drawn into conflict as a way of letting off steam , look best of luck and trust a gut feeling
Water boarding can be successful too , if done right
Cracking post Casso....