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Hi! I'm a first time basset Mom! Cecil is 13 weeks old! He is crate trained, for the most part housetrained... I wouldn't trust him in the house alone, but he lets you know when he needs to go out For the most part he is a great pup, but lately he has been showing signs of aggression mostly when one of the two-legged kids riles him up, which in turn leads to them screaming and crying So he in turn gets fussed for biting(even though I think he's really just playing, albeit roughly), kids get in trouble for riling him up and trying to play to rough with him, its a vicious cycle. When is a good time to start training? He'll go lay down when I tell him to(for the most part) but thats about it. I plan on doing some sort of obedience school, sure wish they had that for children but not sure at what age he should go? We play outside a lot, but he doesnt like the leash that much, he's ok with it as long as he goes where he wants, but if i try to lead him, he goes flat and I can't drag him if i tried. So generally I'll just let him go out off the leash, he's always supervised, I don't just send him out alone and wait for him to come back in, BUT he doesn't listen, he doesnt come when called, he'll stop what he's doing and look at me, then goes right back to whatever he's doing(my children are teaching their bad habits, lol) My only other problem is he stinks so bad all the time, he gets a bath at least 2 or 3 times a week, doggy perfume, I wash his blankets and his bed once or twice a week, yet he still smells bad Is there anything else I can do?