Step 11: Let’s add distance

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Ask you dog to “Down” and “Stay.” Take one quick step backwards and then step back in front of the dog. If they stay, click or “Yes!” and then reward them in the down. If they pop up AFTER you click, just lure them into the “Down” with your treat and feed. If they move out of position by standing up to follow you BEFORE you click, use your No-Reward Marker and start over. Repeat this until you have 5 successful repetitions in a row. Add one step at a time until you are across the room. Keep your eyes on the dog so your No-Reward Marker timing is correct. Don’t linger at the end of our distance. Return immediately to your dog as though there was a bungee cord connecting you together.