I wonder if anyone give me some pointers for my 9 week old little boy? For the first couple of days we had him, whenever he saw me he'd rush over and lie on his back, and usually if I have to tell him off (it's usually for play biting too hard) he obliges. My partner however is having more problems. If she tells him off he barks at her, and he has been known to start coming to her when called then deliberately scarpa just out of reach. He's also gone out with her for his morning toilet, not gone and then deliberately come back into the house for his business. (He's fine with me, follows me into the garden, wees, poos then comes back for his breakfast). I'm quite assured and naturally fairly assertive person, so it almost seems like he's accepted me as boss but feels he can jostle for number 2 position with my partner (oh yes, I'm learning lots about our relationship aswell ). Since we noticed it we've been very clear that when I get in from work I greet my partner before the dog, even when it means stepping over him to get to her, and if she's telling Dylan off I leave her to it as he needs to learn to do as she says as well as me. Is there anything else we can do to demonstrate that my parnter and I are equal No1 and he's bottom of the pack?