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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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I would NOT recommend any techniques or methods of Cesar Milan. They are ill-conceived and quite often dangerous, especially if they're being applied by a novice dog owner.

There are much better more knowledgeable sources of info out there besides him. For example, Patricia McConnel's book "The Other End of the Leash" would be a good starting point. Also Jean Donaldson's book "MINE ! A Practical Guide to Resource Guarding in Dogs".
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