Wayne was not specific enough to determine weather it was a good senior test or not.Quote:
Is that the set up we are talking about? I'm fine with my training program by the way, I just have a problem with pushing the rules. Are we talking about a real situation or hypothetical? It sounds real from council oaks comment.
The AKC rep says its OK to run a blind between the holding blinds
Its peoples contention that it is either illegal or legal but not fair for a senior dog. I would commend the judges for doing something different yet very doable for most senior dogs . I personally get tired of looking at the same thing.
I gave a scenario that was easier than 95 percent of all the senior tests one will ever see and legal to boot. I forgot to mention it was in low cover
People still have problems with it because its out of the norm of a double then a blind
You missed my point entirely which means most new people did too.
As far as training programs go I'm sure yours is just fine. I used that as a figure of speech,,,meaning one should train for more than less of the minimum before they run a test. Running simple blinds between marks is part of any good basic /transitional program let alone hidden guns
If a dog cannot run the scenario I gave then they aren't ready for any senior.,,,but because they are required to run a blind first its considered a bad test. That is just silly.