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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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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