This solution does not FIX it, but it works around it.
To use it, you have to hit the same key *twice* when pulling. That's all there is to it.
/s *** Pulling %t *** /petfollow /cast distracting shot /stopattack
And here it is annotated.
/s *** Pulling %t *** # Advertises what you are pulling. # Optional, but useful. /petfollow # Make your pet follow you. # This is important on the second # keypress but has no ill effect on # the first /cast distracting shot # The meat of the shot. Gets the # attention of the mob. /stopattack # This will be ignored the first # time through but will stop # autoattack on the 2nd keypress
Hope this proves helpful to someone!