Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
I just touched on this in another thread about socializing, and I don't want to thread hijack here, but I'm having the opposite problem of OP, and the solutions I'm reading aren't working.
My 14 w/o puppy is very attached to my husband, who I think he sees as the family protector. I understand that, seeing as he's a huge guy and I'm a pretty small woman, and my husband is generally more confident than I am.
That said, I've been trying since the beginning to build a strong relationship with the pup. Initially he spent more time with my husband, but now that I can bring him to work, he's with me about 40% of the time (including time when both of us are there), and I do 80% of his feeding and training.
I think he does have more fun when he goes to work with my husband- bigger office, going out to lunch, etc., and he lets him get away with murder, has less rules, plays more rowdy with him, etc., so maybe this is one of the causes. Would being less strict for now about things like ending play when he starts biting a lot, not feeding/treating until he sits, and not pulling on the leash actually be better in the long run?