Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Pierre, South Dakota
I have seen other threads on this but where the pup is upset when a child leaves or one of the adults. It was mentioned that this is a type of herding mentality and the pup wants his family all together. I think it is important that you are also training and walking the pup separately. It may help to start them off on the walk side by side, then each take off in a different direction but make a circle and come back together. Start with a short circle and increase the size as the pup learns that it is okay to be apart for a while. Do it several times during the walk.
Sting Chance von Gaard AKC GSD 2/8/2006