First some background:
My dog sometimes has a momentum problem on blinds. Sometimes in training if he is taking a good line, but is going too slow or is slowing down I will give him a "back" nick "back" and it will help. Other times I will just say "back" again with no nick and it will help.
Now the question: If he was running a Seasoned blind and he was going slowly or decelerating too soon and I said "back" again to restore his momentum, how would the judge view/judge/score this? If he is really on line then stopping him and giving him a loud "back" would likely put him on a worse line to the blind (because the act of sitting on the whistle would put him off-line). In the event that this situation arises I just need to know whether it would be a bad idea from a judging perspective to give him an en-route "back" command.
OK, OK, I know I shouldn't have entered the dog until I had this straightened out, but the problem arose after I sent my money in and since I've paid, his butt is going. It is getting better, but still happens sometimes.