To start with, don't stare down the dog, that is dangerous. If the dog is mean about his meals, that's something that his owner must have handled a very long time ago-- an animal should be willing to let any one take his meal. Ours does-- you start that once they're very young. Not that it can't be performed now, however in the role you are in on the moment, don't are attempting it. You are seeking to be his alpha but you are now not equipped for that. You're young and smaller than him and he's additionally had a number of trade coming into your mom's condo. If her boyfriend is not going to do some thing, you need to speak to your mom about how uncomfortable that dog is making you since he won't support you instruct him or be the better dog in the percent, as a way to speak. Do not blame the dog for dog habits, but make sure she is aware of that you are being growled at when you consider that anyone (eg, her boyfriend) isn't coaching the dog to be less aggressive and fearful. Aggression is generally born of worry. Just right success.