I don't know if anyone talk about this problem before or not, but I think it is the time for ANET to fix it.
The main and one of the big problem (at least for open space like world vs world) is the fact our pets are running almost all time behind us in a 100-300-900 range.
Because of this in all engagement of the enemies it's happen :
1. When you use F1 for engage the enemy, our pet lose 2-3 or more seconds till he reaches you (this is stupid) and after that another seconds till he rich the enemy
2. If you use "Sick' Em!" even he should be faster with 40% more, he still must lose those 2-3 or more seconds till reaches you and he almost run with normal speed (no way with +40%) till he reaches the enemy (in most of the cases he don't because these days all classes run faster than our pets!!!! dummmm!!! yes, everybody run faster than our pets).
@Anet can you please, please, please fix this stupid thing?
PS: I use Smokescale for intercept the enemies in WvW ... and he always running behind me, and rarely he can reach someone if his Smoke Assault is on CD. I think the same problems have all pets.