I just hate seeing it. In obedience or protection. Train the dog to do what you tell it when you tell it. It's okay to work scenarios of a routine, but break it up! Geeze! Don't just run the full pattern every time you "train".
Edit: As a helper, I really hate doing it! Over and over! Talk about boring!
Reality: it's an easier and quicker path to points on a sheet. It's not teaching a behavior though.
Hunter, CWDC UScA Helper
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