He certainly won't be learning to work with you at the line.Do you folks think that running stand alones all the time, MIGHT encourage "self Employment"
I do lots of stand alones. Still, I limit the big ones or cheaty ones or real marking marks, to only 2 or 3 days a week. I also like to work on multiple blinds after I've done some stand alones (sometimes, I can plant them while we're doing stand alones). We get in a session of working together on the line that way. I think it keeps the dog aware that working with me is also his job.
So for a little dog it could be a session of stand alones followed by a wagon wheel.