The key to having a well behaved dog is to create a successful relationship built on effective communication and mutual trust and respect.
Your dog should be a member of your family and not a subordinate pack member. I promise you that your dog is not plotting to take over the family. Dogs do not experience the world that way. The reason our dogs get into trouble with us is because they engage in behavior that works for them-much to our consternation sometimes. The secret to training our dogs is to teach them to access those things that they want through behavior we find desirable.