Re-read your post here and think you're on to this, but it's just not perfectly clear to me, whether or not he actually used pressure, (without a command), once the dog hit the shore.
There was no command, I know that much. But did he use pressure as soon as the dogs' feet hit land?
What I believe I'm seeing is that without a command,.. and then pressure simply coming out of "no-where", ..it's considered direct pressure.
Get me straight if I'm wrong about this.
Really appreciate everyones' help with this, it's driving me bonkers.
Want to add, that I might be getting caught up in semantics.
Collar pressure, (no matter what situation the dogs' in and no matter why pressure was used), is direct pressure, kinda' like a loaf of bread-
No matter how you slice it , it's still a loaf of bread.
Seems it's something about a command, (or the lack of), that makes the difference between the terminology, or rather--> how the dog percieves it.