teach her "stay", "sit stay", "down stay". walk a short distance away.
gradually add distance. then start stepping out of sight. hide behind a
car, a tree, duck behind a fence, etc. in the house step behind a door,
go to another room. slowly add more time to being out of sight.
when i did the out of sight training i use to make noise as an added
distraction. slowly increase your time out of sight.
at some point start training being out of sight with a person
Thanks for the suggestions. She knows all these commands and will do them in the house but she's not yet 100% reliable outside. When we tried it at practice she stayed put but screamed and howled like someone was killing her. Understandably this would be a fail. I work from home so I think overall she just spends too much time with me. Even when I leave the house and the rest of the family is here with her she puts on quit a show when I leave.