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Hello, last year around October we brought home a basset puppy. Currently is 6+ months old. I didn’t know much about raising a puppy, but learned the most that I could when I heard he would be coming into my life. The one thing I didn’t pay much attention to was food aggression. He has bit 3 members of my family currently, and two of them have bled. Yesterday, he got into our trash. I told him “No” and tapped his nose. This caused him to snap at my thumb. I am aware that this is completely my fault, as I was not as prepared as I thought I was. I want to help/fix the way he sees me. I have already been told that I should bring him to a trainer, but for many reasons that is one thing I can’t do at the moment, but maybe in the future. So for now, I’m looking for ways that I can help this. I am also concerned that this is happening due to fear because of lots of signs and body language he has been showing me. What are some ways that I can build trust with him? There are no other reasons to why he has bit us. He is as young as he can be right now so I assume I should start to do things with him now. We have taught him many tricks since he is very food-motivated. Thank you.