To start with I'll say I'm in over my head with this topic. Thus the questions, and hopefully discussion.
Awhile back "Evan" had a thread on the "T" and double "TT". A good discussion ensued... I do NOT want to rehash the T and TT.
The Lardy Apostles follow his (Mike's) program to the "T" (sorry for the pun. No other way to say it) Gooser posted a link to Danny Farmers way of moving from the yard to blinds.
That way is different than Lardys.. Dennis eluded to it briefly in this thread. post #14 http://www.retrievertraining.net/for...ht=split+drill
Without getting too long winded in the opening questions/statements........
What I understand about this drill/method is the dog never sees a T or TT but rather uses the "S" or Split drill (or Simple drill) to learn handling. Then moves to a 5 legged lining pattern (a-la DL)
From what I understand, it has a back, left angle, and right angle back to the pattern... However there is NO right or left backs. Just verbal backs and it doesn't matter what side the dog turns to. Just that it changes it's line.
You coax the dog to take an angle back by walking or moving in the direction you want the dog to move and giving a verbal...
When I left the game in the 1990's some were experimenting with this concept..
Does anybody know what I'm talking about or am I just crazy???? ( I'm crazy but still???)