Lets be perfectly honest. Any experienced trainer will tell you..the best thing to do days before a trial is... NOTHING.
You agitated her dog the morning of tracking. 100% unacceptable. 100% novice. In your case..100% sabatoge.
30 yrs in dog training goes right into the toilet when you take what you want from the client..not give what they need.
Some of us are very serious about what we do. All we ask is for others to respect that. I think that's more than fair.
If you don't want anyone to question what you do, don't put it up on a public forum.
Critique is a great way to broaden your perspective and find deeper meaning in the things that we often see only on the surface.
E-Dog - 2012 WPBTCA National Championships
The time when screech owls and Bandogges howl and spirits walk and ghosts break up their graves.
Act I, Scene IV of William Shakespeare's "King Henry VI"