I would not be working on the entire routine every day. There are so many dogs who end up "memorizing" the routine and things can get screwed up in the process.
Can you elaborate on why memorizing could lead to things getting screwed up?
My training "bible" Schutzhund Obedience, Training in Drive, Gottfried Dildei/Sheila Booth has the following paragraph. This is long.. and the bolding is verbatim from original text. It seems to make good sense to me.
"In Schutshund, we are fortunate that the heeling pattern is basically the same every time. This allows us to teach Champ what to expect so he is ready
for the next move. By always using the same pattern and feeding during/after each movement, Champ wants
to make the next turn or change of [ace, so he is ready. To teach this keep each part of the pattern shorter than the actual exercise.
Soon Champ begins to drive you to make the move he is expecting, so he can get the food. This makes him more
attentive and intense.
In a trial routine , where the movements are a little longer than in training, Champ begins to drive you for the turn or change of pace he knows is coming. When he is at the peak of attention
, you oblige him by making the expected move. He learns to control what is happening and thus thoroughly enjoys the exercise.
You don't want to trainthe pattern? Neither did we. You want your dog to do what
he is told when
you tell him? So do we.
We had serious reservations about pattern training until we thought it through. Why shouldn't your dog know what to expect? You and your dog are a team, learning something new together. After your dog is fully trained, ypu can alter the pattern when you so choose.
In football, you tell your team members which play you are running. It's only the other
team you want to fool!
The same applies for dog training. Let Champ know
what you want, and then reward him for doing it. This fosters a reliable and enthusiastic team member. You'll be way ahead of the other team too.
Does pattern training cause anticipation? Certainly. But anticipation is merely the start of learning. Working it through is a simple matter of training.
When a dog worries about what is going to happen, his mind gets blocked. He can't think. Teaching him what to expect eliminates his worry. He is free to learn.
Even when you train the "trick & jerk" method and mix up teh pattern so you can fool the dog so you can correct him, it only lasts so long. By the time the dog has gone to one or two or three trials he is ready to be competitive on SchH. III, he knows the routine. But there is no motivation for hime to perform it properly and no reward for learning it. He begins to anticipate. He gets corrected for trying
to do what you have taught him. He gets confused and depressed. Just what do
you want of him?
Better for Chanp to know the routine from the start and enjoy
working the pattern because you give him something he likes at every turn (literally).
Some handlers say they train with motivation because they play ball with the dog at the end of an exercise. Even when we get a paycheck every Friday, we still work harder at those jobs that are instantly rewarding. Your dog enjoys his timely rewards too!
To train the pattern, you must know
it first. This means walking it many times by yourself so you know exactly where you are going before asking Champ to come with you."