That all makes perfect sense to me.
That's a good method with the "really reliable recall" I've seen many well trained dogs get distracted and shoot through and put themselves in danger as a result. Your method would certainly be a handy tool to have in my bag of tricks.
I'll be adopting that method for sure.
I wasn't that keen on the ham either, but I will keep it for that instance - ham is his kryptonite.
It seems dog training is human training too - haha
I'm the old dog that's learning the new tricks now.
Thanks again Hyacinth.