I've seen it often where someone is laid up, out of town, otherwise unable to work their dog. Other club members will work the dog in any of the phases from tracking to protection. Sometimes the person is there, sometimes they are not. It's not so much "training" as "working" - something to give the dog a break. Never seen anything prohibiting this in IPO.
But back to the original issue - I'd pass on the day training. I'd also stop the dog-walker. By this age, a dog likely doesn't need to go out mid day.
Last edited by middleofnowhere; 04-26-2019 at 01:30 AM.