thanks for the replies.
I went to our local pet store this morning and they also suggested more training before i even consider another dog. so i think that's definately a non starter.
I haven't tried the small things like getting him to move, and taking away the feed if he doesn't eat it right away.
These are all things i can do from now.
Thanks again and i will also try the lead you suggested.
thank you so much for all that advice. I really need to start at the beggining. He's 20 months and i only have him 3 months so i think that maybe he's still settling in a bit. He seems to have a fear of men so i also think he may have been mis treated.
I'm gonna save for a trainer to help me as well as i know the dog has lots to offer.
Hi, I also had a big dog, an Akita Shepard Mix, for several years. What everyone says is right on. you must be alpha dog. Walk through the door first. I only limited this to the door to the outside. At first, I would have to crowd him out and go in first because he was so anxious to get in. When I let him in, I always made him sit first. We used a pinch collar, too. It is the only way he would not pull our arms out of the sockets. It does not hurt the dog if the dog does not pull. Make him move if he is in your way. Use the same word every time when you command him to do something (don't say off one day and down the next day when you want him to not jump on you). I always said off because down sounded too much like lay down. The dog whisperer tv show has some really good ideas. do you get that show? maybe you can see some shows on the internet. \