When teaching a behavior there are three “D’s” to keep in mind: duration, distance, and distractions. This is mostly associated with teaching the “stay” but it really applies to all behaviors. If we ask our dogs to do something they should continue to do it until released or given something else to do, at least that is my goal. Bob Bailey teaches you when training to “be a ‘splitter’ not a ‘lumper'”. Break the behavior inot smaller increments instead of lumping it into one thing.
I am “splitting the “D’s” even further:
Anyone have any other “D’s” they would like to add?