There are those that believe that everyone should not use any aversive when training a dog or doing behavioral modification. They believe operant and classical condition is the only way to go.
Others prefer to use force corrections. They use tools like check chains, pronged collars, e-collars, etc.
There are also those that call themselves balance trainers. Instead of trying to train a dog or modify its behavior by force only or positive reinforcement only they believe nature teaches us that you need to have a balance between both in when dealing with dogs.
I'm curious as to what other preference are? Where do you stand on this subject.
I won't condemn anyone for their methods of choice. I have never called myself a balance trainer. But if other were to label me this is what they might call me. I like to have at my disposal a variety of tools. It can be a ball, toy, food reward, clicker, choke chain, e-collar, or pronged collar. I will use any or all of them when training. It really depends on the dog.
I have never used a thundershirt, halti collar, or gentle leaders. I'm not against them I have not made a choice to use them.