So I see a lot of time people recommend doing "a" instead of "b" in the case that "x" happens in a trial, because you lose less points doing "a".
For a very obvious example: if the dog is running back to you on dumbbell retrieve and is coming in a little crooked, you obviously would rather him sit crooked then move your feet because it should be 0 points if handler moves, whereas you only lose a few points if dog comes in crooked. This was just a very obvious example to drive home the point of this thread.
Now, I know points are not the end all be all of schutzhund trials. But, I thought it could be a good idea to start a thread with specific questions regarding which of the two options will lose more points.
So, I can start...
In my IPO1 trial, C phase, I send the dog to blind 5. Dog starts veering towards blind 6 (i.e. skipping 5) because of my training first and foremost but also because he saw the helper go into blind 6. I gave 2nd command almost immediately and dog runs to blind 5 and then 6. What would be more points deduction? Giving second command, or letting dog skip blind 5?
I know the whole search is just 5 points, but it's one example where I wasn't sure which is better.
So, feel free to answer this question and if you are relatively new (as I am) feel free to post your own questions.