how is this handled? Do you hand the leash and walk away or do you hand the leash and THEY walk away. A lot of times, the dogs handle SS better when the leash is handed over and they walk away with the person. If you hand the leash and then walk away, a lot of dogs will freak out. Start small.
Have the person touch the leash while you are still holding it. Treat, person removes their hand. Repeat several times.
Next step, Hand the leash over and stay there. Treat for calm, take leash back. Repeat several times.
third step. Hand leash over, step a couple steps away, person holding the leash, treats for calm (Extremely high value treat), return, take leash back. repeat several times. Slowly increased the distance you're away, add in time.
Shasta GSD 5/5/10 CGC, ITD, TC
"Dax" Thor z vom Weberhaus BCAT CAX2 CGCA ETD HCT NCO-1 PKD-T RATI RATN RA TC TKA 3/18/2013
"Hades" Guilty vom Blutfeuer 10/26/2018
Zena GSD 6/1/03-2/16/2016
Riley GSD/BC 1/10/05-2/1/2013