Hi first post! Kind of long, you've been WARNED! My dog's a rough collie. I've been blessed and I have a dog with a extremley alpha personality. Maybe I should have really trained him better when he was young... He does anything he wants basiclly. He's in the house a long time, but I take him out on walks 3 times a day, (More then one hour) I'd say he has enough exercise. He's preety intelligent but he's wierd behaviour is driving us all crazy... He's barks all the time, at EVERYTHING, bites me, won't hear what I am saying, etc etc. Like he's barking really hard at something and I shout at him to come in the house, which he does, but he keeps barking. Then I yell at him to stop and he kind of growls... Not submissive. The real thing is that he won't go out with me anymore... Only sometimes. With my mom he goes out all the time, with my sister he also likes to make fun of her, which he did to me too, but I dragged him out anyway and he had no choice but to obey. That was before tho, Now when I take him out to the street, I want to take him to the park, when he get there, I walk a copule of steps, and I look back and he's still standing there, looking at me. It's like he doesn't want to go out. And if I look at him or say "Come here" he runs away to the house. My house is like one minute away from the park, but he's crazy, he runs through the street, a car could hit him. He only does it to me, the running away stuff, not to my mom. Then I think maybe he doesn't want to go there, maybe he wants to go to a different road. I do that, but like 10 minutes after, we're preety far from home, I look at him ocasionally and if I say "Come here" he does the same thing again, practiclly runs home!! It's like I can't look at him!! I've tryed everything, I've tryed hitting him (I know, very bad, won't do it again), I've tryed being super nice to him, once I insisted like 30 minutes or more, seriously, whenever he went home, I followed him and petted him and was really nice to him telling him to come in a very sweet voice but nothing, I took him to the park (One minute from home) and he came, then when he steps in the park 10 steps after he goes home... Then I went for him again, calling him in a sweet voice, and he did the same thing. So insisting didn't do anything.... Today he did the same thing, we were like 10 minutes from home, maybe more, I look at him and he stops and looking at me. I tell him to come and he runs away. I shout him to stop (Which he perfectly knows what it means, 100% sure) he doesn't, I run after him a while, then I catch him, and I tell him really loud, "NO, do NOT do that", after that I go to put on his leashe, and he BITES ME!! Kind of hard too. Maybe he tought I was going to hit him? Or it was just a reflex? After that maybe I shouldn't have done this, but I hit him like 2 times. But he doesn't seem to care. It's a kind of big wound... He has bit me before in the past.... He had a trainer when he was young that was absolutley the man... He was very fat, his voice was like pavarotti, and one time he was training my dog not to bark when we passed through this house that had a huge dog too, and I wasn't there, but my dog bit him... That house is near my house, I was home, and all I heard was "NO, BOBBY, BAD DOG" something like that, REALLY LOUD. My dog is still afraid of my trainer, even if I mention his name now, 5 years after, he barks and remembers him. He obyed him always, but the trainer never hit him or anything.... What should I do with my dog? Maybe I screwed up with him, because before whenever he bit me or something I just hitted him. And whenever he didn't hear me, I hit him too. (Not too hard of course). But sometiimes he bites me, and I have hit him hard... Anyways, I don't think he even cares about that, it's hard for him to listen to me, he has a very alpha personality.... What do I do, how do I train him? And why would he do that to me, he's playing me perhaps? Plus, my dad totally messed up when I try to teach him, whenever I am shouting at him, my dad pets him and says "Don't do that, poor doggy" and is basiclly sweet to him even if he's barking. HE's like "Come here sweety don't bark, bla bla bla" then my dog keeps on barking anyways. And if I shout at him my dad is like "Don't do that poor dog", but I should shout at him am I right? Like say "DON'T DO THAT" in a dominant way, that is obviously alright isn't it?