You know how the Derby is often set up in the same spot where 52 dogs ran the day before in the Open? And the judges set up a 320 yd land mark and the bird is placed a few feet behind the trail where the birdboy walked back and forth 50 times the day before to set the blind for the open. Then your dog b-lines straight to the mark despite wind and factors and you get super happy cause your dog looks awesome on this long mark. Then the dog slams on the breaks at the scent trail and takes a sharp left to hunt the scent trail instead of continuing to the bird?
Is there a good way to train for this? It has happened to me twice. One was a second day Derby and the other was a Sunday Jr. held at same spot as the Saturday Senior.