Attacking them should work, but damages your weapon. Some weapons are immune to the damage, but they can be hard to get, best bet is to equip weapons you don't mind losing. Some followers can be good lock pickers, make sure you both have picks, yours has to go into a quick slot, try and pick and your follower should then automatically take over.
The easiest solution is to get to Ashbury as quickly as possible (train from Tarrant is the quickest) and rescue the worthless mutt. He's far from worthless, best fighter you can get and his teeth don't take damage from biting open chests and doors
. Only problem with him is that he's so good at fighting he makes your character redundant, you just become his seeing eye man/woman!
[QUOTE=Darth Gavinius;1096098]Distrbution of games, is becoming a little like Democracy (all about money and control) - in the end choice is an illusion and you have to choose your lesser evil.
And everything is hidden in the fine print.[/QUOTE]