Out of View Stays
Days 1 through 3
Practice sit-stays using your long line. Use barriers to briefly go out of view of your dog. Be sure to watch them carefully. If your dog breaks the stay, you must make the stay correction in less than 3 seconds. Use a mirror to watch you dog if needed. Your 'barrier' should be no more than 20 ft from your dog.
Day 3 through 5
Increase the duration of being out of view. Start with 30 seconds, and work your way up to 1 minute, adding 10 seconds to the stay each day.
Day 5 through 9
Increase the duration of being out of view. Start with 1 minute, and work your way up to 3 minutes, adding 30 seconds to the stay each day.
*Practice 5 stays per day