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Hi, I believe the next few articles should help you out.

Nip the problem in the bud is my advice. Let him know he is the lowest in the pack and make sure you establish yourself as the alpha. The advice given by this guy is pretty spot on, with regards to my own experience with dogs. Simple stuff to establish yourself, feed him AFTER he has seen you guys have dinner, don't let him onto your couch/bed (especially while you're there) and dictating when and where he should be, such as being crated while you're having dinner.

Deciding when he eats is also important. Feed him after you're done eating. Teach him to sit, then make him sit before he eats. I teach my dog to only approach his food when given the command "Eat", my trainer also does this to his 5 dogs. If he does not finish and walks off, the food is forfeit and he goes hungry until the next meal. Don't confuse this with taking the food away intermittently to teach the dog who is boss, that is a wrong method IMHO.

Hope that helps.

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