Question Evan, at what approx. age do you teach 3 handed casting?
I do it as mentioned shortly after FF which would be 7 or 8 months old at which time the dog knows what SIT, NO and GOOD DOG means which is all I need instead of a rope and to me that is way easier to use than a rope. I actually I think the rope hampers the trainer as well as the dog. I too teach it short and simple one pile at a time, so that I DONT need a rope.
I have seen your video. Not knocking it just giving a different view point. I have seen most of your material and also agree with most of it and think that it is very good for a lot of people. I have also worked with a few people that went by your program that wouldn't listen to anything else. Well Evan doesn't do it that way or Evan does this only to see them a year or two down the road doing something a little different and I just say that's what I was trying to tell you a year ago.
I say use Smartworks there is tons of good stuff in there but don't forget to think for yourself. Personally I think your program is to heavy and robotic on drill work. People and dog both need to think for themselves.