We got a puppy for my daughter as a 4H project and to be her friend. He is a lab/shepherd mix from the shelter, and we got him at 8 weeks (he is now 6 months old). My daughter feeds him, trains him, takes him to puppy/obedience classes, walks him, puts him to bed, and plays with him. I do nothing for the dog. I only pet him a very little bit. Unfortunately, he keeps looking to me as the owner. He will ignore my daughter to go nearer to me. I do my best to totally ignore him. I am now very vigilantly ignoring him, to the point I nearly never make eye contact. It's not helping. What can we do to help him see her as the "owner"? She does everything for the dog - I can't stress this enough. Because of all this pulling away, I am not connected to this dog at all. We have another dog that I have had since before my daughter was born, and that is the family dog, but she mostly sees me as the boss because I trained her. I am wondering if she is giving mixed messages to the puppy, and how to mitigate that. All of this makes my daughter, who is already fragile, very upset and despondent. I am willing to take any suggestions to remedy this. What should I do? My daughter's dog trainer says he will "come around", but she didn't give us anything helpful to do. This seems like vague instructions. Please help!