09-15-2015, 12:28 PM
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Big question: how are you correcting him?
If you've used any sort of physical or verbal punishment, he could be expecting you to hurt him when you reach for him, and he then pees out of fear.
For the resource guarding, start with management. Feed him at structured times, in a separate room where no one bothers him. Only give him access to treats and toys when he's alone and not bothered as well. Honestly, if he just has the peace of mind that you're not going to take things from him, that will go a long way.
Then, start offering him goodies just for your presence. Don't take anything away, but walk past his bowl and toss a really yummy treat (chicken or hot dog, something smelly and delicious) in there. If you're worried he's going to bite, stay at a safe distance, but try to slowly work to the point where you can get next to him. Do the same with his treats/toys.
Once he lets you put your hand there, do some trading games. So, you take his toy with one hand while giving him a yummy treat with the other at the same time. Do some practices where you take his toy away, give him a yummy treat, and then give his toy back again. He really needs to learn that you taking things = good things happening.
But, while it's really nice to have a dog where you can remove things if necessary, it's still a good rule of thumb (and a good thing to teach your daughter!) to let dogs eat in peace. I extend that to really high value treats as well, like bones.
For the potty training, just take it back a step and take him out on a more rigid schedule. He's young, so he still needs that even if he seems reliable. I'd also do away with the potty pad; it's really, really easy for dogs to confuse that soft surface with others, so he may not realize what he is doing is wrong.
And again, don't punish or you'll reinforce his fear of you and may create a dog that is afraid to go to the bathroom in front of you at all. Just give him every opportunity to succeed and reward heavily when he does.