I am training a young female GSD basic obedience. Her sessions are at her owners home because I don’t have my own place to do the training. The first week I worked with her in a non distracting environment (the basement) and then moved to the yard. She does everything I ask of her when I am alone with her. If she sees one of her family members she becomes so distracted that she doesn’t want to do anything at all until she has greeted them. A few times I have allowed her to greet, but then she will just stand and stare at me. If anyone else is near by she won’t listen to anything. She is scared of the dog whistle and the clicker as well, so I have been using treats and affection as her rewards. Her ability to focus is next to nothing. I try using short sessions and low expectations but she is very difficult to work with. When I am not there she won’t listen to anyone at home. A lot of her unwillingness to come to anyone was unintentionally reinforced by the teenager in the family whose favorite game to play with her is chase. He stopped doing that and she will come to me perfectly unless of course someone else is nearby or someone else is asking her to do it. The one thing I have not been able to get her to do is ‘stay’ because she has zero desire to sit still even for a second. I have taught multiple dogs these commands and have never run into these problems I am having with lack of focus and unwillingness to perform her commands for anyone but me. I have told the family that I want a day to practice the commands with everyone, there are four total people, so that I can make sure everyone is on the same page and doing everything correctly and consistently. A suspicion that I have is that the owners are expecting too much of her, too quickly. I am beginning her third week of training and she is too far behind at this point. I would really appreciate insight from all of you!