Training Running Contacts With Automatic Reward

So honestly, I had a little chuckle over this one.  I get the idea, but it just made me wonder how lazy are we?  The only advantage I can see is that you can send the dog ahead or teach the turns and the dog will get the reward only if it touches the contact point.  However, after watching others take the time, break it down and actually teach the dog proper position this would be a mute point at that level of training.

Plus, this will only work on dogs with a high play drive that like to chase a ball.  I have had two dogs that would quit on this fairly quick as they wanted a squeaky toy, not a tennis ball.  I am not saying it wouldn’t work for some dogs, I am just wondering about the holes in the training.  Click the Like button if you found this video interesting.