Low the breakdown, Hyancinth. It's always good to have those written out step by step to get a better understanding. I think we tend to say "slowly" and "gradually" but forget that this could mean different things to different people and different dogs work slower/faster than others.
Thanks for the elaboration.
Should/could the next step in the sequence be the housemate moving toward the dog slowly and then eventually speeding up tenpace toward the dog to reward. This way the dog could get used to Jono walking/running up to him to grab him (if necessary).