Yank my US import is a very high desire dog, which is great. He has a good training ethic and a very good marking dog.
Last year, I entered him in a couple of trials and he did well. After the first series (what we call tests), he grasped what trials were all about and the high excitement level.
We have progressed to transition level training.
As he is so high, for the last 2 weeks, his only training has been on blinds. This has helped keeping him in check.
We all talk about balance in training, marks/birds etc, to keep momentum/desire (which Yank does not lack). Do you think continuing blind work is a mistake?