Well I've recently posted the exact the text in the general dogs forum and I've been advised to post here so I will do so. Please don't be discouraged to read the text below because I truely need help. Well here it goes: need lot's of help/advice for my little dog, so that I can train it properly. First off, I have a 10 month old Shih Tzu, I did get it when it was a very little puppy but considering it's my first dog I didn't have a clue what to do with it which I now regret. Well my dog has TONNES of bad habbits...It bites so strongly and fiercly all the time (it bites me, my family, and others), it doesn't listen one bit and I even try buying books at pet stores how to teach it but they are all scams. The thing I hate most is that when I try to pick her up, my dog growls and bites so bad that some marks stay for quite a while, and she is a little shih tzu and nobody would suspect this from her. I can't leave my door because my dog will escape onto the hallway (yes I live in a building) and when I try to pick her up she will bite realy hard. All my neighbours are scared of my dog, and for now she is heading towards a bad life, literaly. Please, I need the best possible advice because when I look at other dogs and see their owners are capable of picking the dog up and seeing them call their dog and it will respond and it makes me quite sad that my dog can do none of this... My questions are: How can I stop my dog from biting? Any best ways I can train it to listen, perhaps an online guide which is preferably free? I also need to know, what is the best food I can feed my 10 month old shih tzu and what kind of treats are good for training. Sites that I can refer to would be appreciated. Please I need help as soon as possible because my dog just gets badder at the minute and I truely do love her.