Intent is not the same as trying. It’s about doing and purpose. Intent is purposeful doing and purposeful doing as a habit changes everything.
Tricks, drills, and skills have various purposes. Handlers must approach those skills with proper intent in order to capitalize on the various purposes of tricks, drills, and skills.
A zig zag can be thrown for competition. A zig zag can be thrown for reinforcement of the cued Drop. A zig zag can be thrown to speed a dog up, shorten an outrun, slow a dog down. A zig zag can be thrown for Big Leaping or leap training. All that need change is the handler’s intent.