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I have a 5-month old beagle puppy. We had him since he was 1-month old. I haven't been training him much, I want to start training him actively since I can't make him listen to me. He guards his food and he becomes aggressive when we come too close. I am afraid he will grow up to be a bad dog so I want to actively train my dog now. I work in the night shift and I don't know what to do.

I don't know where to start. What to teach first and what to teach next. I've been watching multiple training guides on youtube but I feel I am not getting the information I need. I am currently looking for a trainer but I want to train my pup myself. He poops and pees in his crate as well. I really don't know where to start at this point. Please direct me to any forum link or thread that might help me please.
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For resource guarding the food bowel this is what you do. This is the BEST video on the subject I have seen and it eliminates all the conflict:

As to the house breaking and peeing and pooping in the crate that is a far greater challenge. Assuming FIRST that he is healthy (no UTI etc.) you need to get the dog out frequently and make every time he pees or poops outside truly valuable. It might mean that is the only time he eats. It may come to that to get the job done and it may very well take months to accomplish your goal of house breaking. Never scold for going in the house.. interrupt and get him OUT.

Also, every time he goes to the bathroom in his crate (which should not have any bedding and should only be big enough for him to stand up in and turn around in) he is self reinforcing going to the bathroom in the crate.

As others have said.. Cesar Milan is a poor source of training information.
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