If dog does not establish a hunt, is it a switch? I don't think so. Dog in this scenario did not establish a hunt. So I am confused by advice telling me to train my dog not to switch.
Maybe it is just semantics, but it has me confused.
(From RTF's GOT: Switch - A dawg is sent to mark, establishes a hunt, then leaves that area and establishes a hunt in the area of another fall.)
I'm just trying to understand as best I can!
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"It's very important to constantly analyze what you are doing and whether your dogs are being good or bad because of what you are doing or in spite of what you are doing." Mike Lardy
I am by far most in agreement with EdA. The concept is surely valid to train on MINUS THE WIND. But when some factor, or set of factors clearly makes a test a trick, and unfair, why practice trash?
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