The owner, with good intentions, sat the dog down, cradled his head in his hands, and his puppy-wuppy-lovey-dovey voice said, "nyooo thyat's not good....byaad dog". I nearly vomited in my mouth. If that's a "correction" then these dogs can obviously get away with murder.
With that, dogs understand tone and body language. Our hero's tone said, "I love you and you're a wonderful dog". The body language was gentle and nurturing. In essence, this dog owner was rewarding bad behavior.
You must understand that dogs do not understand consequences - so taking something away, or putting them on time out is nearly as useless as the nurturing speech and body language.
To correct your dog effectively. Remain calm. Speak assertively. Use meaningful touch (not hitting). Your dog is looking for a stable leader to clearly lay out the rules for him. A nurturing tone, an angry tone, or a frustrated tone are ineffective ways to attract followers.
Have you ever seen a CEO who talked baby talk, went berserk on employees or the media, or stomped her feet when something didn't go her way?
No more cutesy talk with your dog, no more picking her up off the ground when she's being anti-social, and no more time-outs!
From now on it's immediate, deliberate, clearly communicated, and meaningful corrections presented in the inter-species language of "NO"!