I have not seen a Bulldog like that, but have worked with Mals with that kind of intensity (I know, different breed, different type of intensity/drive/personality quirks). One that was not able to go on the same field as a sleeve without literally loosing his marbles. He would not pay attention to any tug toy, flirt pole, treat, anything. If allowed to go for long enough (10+ seconds) he would redirect on the handler.
I literally took him to a place where he could be calm and level headed (getting out of the car and out of sight of the sleeve) and took baby steps closer. If your dog can't control himself well 15 feet from a tug toy. Go out 20 feet and once you get a small amount of what you are looking for release him to go tug for a reward. And move closer and closer.
I want all my dogs to be able to walk over a tug/sleeve in heel, recall over and lay down on. OB is listening to exactly what I say, regardless of what they want.
You are, of course, right. All dogs are individuals and we respond differently, not only to different techniques but to different people. Which is why I am always open to listening to how other people accomplished their goals.
Sadly, I am not in Cali
Stupid vet bills are tying me down to work, and I can't afford a plane ticket.