After running our first master test last weekend my mind has been working overtime! What do these guys(pros) do to maintain or improve a dogs' lining skills? Lardy says that dogs learn to go straight through handling. Do pros do anything other than handle to make a dog go straighter for a longer distance? My dog handles very well at this point. However, I would love for him to line a blind in a test just once!!! And I know that judges should set up a blind that should cause the dog to have to be handled. But, still, I see a few master dogs line the blinds. I want to be that guy one time! Do pros do lining drills for their advanced dogs or do they just set up blinds and run them and handle and not worry about how long the dog holds his line? I would think for field trial dogs that they have to do something to keep them on line for a long distance since the straightest line wins. What do they/you do? Thanks!