Step 5: Move around


Now let’s move around! Stand 1ft away from the mat and cue your dog to go to mat. If they do, click and feed them on the mat. Toss a treat away to reset. Repeat 2-3x. Next, cue your dog from 2ft away, then 3f away, then 4ft away, etc. (do a few repetitions at each level). You are cueing your dog to go to their mat from various distances and angles. If any distance is too hard, go back to the last successful trial and repeat at that distance a few times. Try again but at half the distance your dog found too hard. In this way, you will work on getting more and more distance from the mat while maintaining your dog’s success.