Step 3b:


Once you have done this 5x in a row, move the mat one more mat-length away from the door in the direction of the area where you want it to be in the end. Repeat this process until the mat is in the place where you want your dog to go. Eventually, you can even have a secure container in a safe place near the mat in the terminal location and the food happens when you get there. 

You should be seeing that by the fifth repetition, your dog isn’t barking more than two or three “woofs” and perhaps they’re even looking to you in anticipation of food on the mat. In the end, you might even find that your dog runs to the mat when they hear the knock at the door! Don’t expect this just yet, but certainly celebrate like it’s 1999 if it happens!!