Here is another video from the trial over the weekend.
Some successes: He did not come out of the weaves to rush to the tunnel! (That is a classic move for him...) And look at my blind cross after the A-frame! (I don't think Porter even realized it!)
And the non-successes: Wrong tunnel entrance. Except for yelling "NO!" at the top of my lungs, there was no calling him away from that entrance :) There was no doubt in his little corgi mind that he was going in there.
So why didn't I yell "NO!" ? Because the rest of the run was beautiful. He was fast & driven. Even heading to the wrong entrance, he was confident & having a blast. One Q is not worth eroding that.
If I had chosen a different handling path that off-course wouldn't have been an option. But yelling at him on course could cause him to second-guess himself the next time. And that causes a dog to slow down. And not enjoy the game.
Sometimes you have to look at the bigger picture :)