Hello everyone, I'm new to the forum and am really after some advice for myself and my 7 month old german shepherd bitch. She has passed puppy training and looks to be well on her way to passing her bronze award, she is a lovely natured dog and on the whole a very obedient dog. My issue is at work, I work outdoors all day in a team of 3, 2 men and myself (I am female) and we work as a gang, one of the men is team leader and my dog follows him rather than me. As we cover the ground she flits between myself and the other two and I find it hard to keep an eye on her, we have wild boar, deer and sheep in the area but they are not directly near us so I am always looking out to keep her from straying, as I say she is not disobedient and returns to a dog whistle but I find it quite stressful to keep looking out for her and continually whistling when if she just followed me I would not need to worry. I've had advice to hide behind trees and change direction and she does indeed come scurrying back pretty quickly, but this is when we are out with my other two dogs and no men so there is no issue, she waits patiently for me to catch up at corners and comes back to check on me but at work it is a different story, plus the men think it's hilarious and actively encourage her to them by playing with her. Correct me if I'm wrong as I'm sure there are many who know so much more than I, is it because she thinks they are the alpha dogs over me? Can someone offer advice as I love taking her to work and she thoroughly enjoys it so want to continue.