Been running Hrc for some time now.
I've grown comfortable with talking to the dog as the marks are shown, commanding "here" and "heel" to get the dog to swing with the gun.
I'm getting ready to run some AKC tests, and wonder about peoples techniques at the line.
In a Senior test. When you take the dog to the line, do you position the dog to split the angle of the double, "sit" the dog, then call for the birds, and NOT let the dog move, OR
Do you position the dog in the direction of the first mark of the double, then silently have him turn at heel with you as the go bird is shown?
What about a multiple in master?
Does your dog "sit" in 1 position and just turn its head to mark,, or does it silently "heel" or "here" to you as you turn?
Can you tap your leg or snap your fingers to get them to turn?