decoy correcting the dog with cap-slap....
I see this a lot at our club and wonder about the need/effectiveness. On the blind search when a dog comes around to the decoy for bark and hold, if the dog attempts to bite the sleeve, the decoy will reach up, take off his cap and slap the dog on the head with it. This generally seems to work, as the dog usually backs off biting the sleeve. It just seems odd to me (and a good opportunity to get bitten) and was wondering about general opinion on the "technique".