Point taken on the blind hides, however, I am still concerned with my change in thinking in these situations.
When Scout and I started trialing, I didn’t know about any of this stuff so I never thought about any of this stuff. We might not have had great foundation, but we were both game when we walked up to that line and we always had success (until I started marking and then we had less success. lol!). Point is, it was just me and my dog as a team and I didn’t care about the judge or the rules.
I would like to get back to that mindset to some degree.