My neighbors used positive training methods with their dogs. Their old lady was a rescue and very personable. The two young males were also very good with people and were taught not to pull with GL's and positive reinforcement. They used to do sledding with their four old rescues (all are deceased now, 2 Akitas and two husky mixes), but I don't know if they will with their young boys once they are done growing. None were good with dogs outside their family pack. They are not dog park/daycare kind of dogs.