Do you tailor your corrections to the offense committed or the dogs temperament?

Example; If you have a soft dog who can usually be taught that a certain behaviour is not allowed with no more than a tap to the nose. Say that dog was trying to attack other dogs on walks or even people, would you apply the correction of the tapping on the nose to teach it not to do that if that is all the dogs... show more Example;
If you have a soft dog who can usually be taught that a certain behaviour is not allowed with no more than a tap to the nose.
Say that dog was trying to attack other dogs on walks or even people, would you apply the correction of the tapping on the nose to teach it not to do that if that is all the dogs temperament calls for or go further due to the serious nature of the dogs behaviour in a quest to stamp it out completely that first time?

Or on the other hand if you have a hard dog that usually needs a firmer and more forceful correction to learn, do you go all out with a leash correction for doing something like counter surfing or apply a lesser amount of force because the behaviour isn't all that dangerous to the dog or others?

When training, do you apply the minimum or maximum correction required for your dog?
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