I asked my father not to give Kenji table food but he give him bits of his meal in front of me. I ask him kindly not to do that for Kenji's health. He will start the meal off by telling Kenji what he's gonna get at the table. My mother tries to stop him but he rarely listens to anybody. She understands my concern about his health and bad habits developing but it is really hard to get my father to LISTEN to me. When Kenji barks at someone outside or starts barking at other people or dogs, he shouts really loudly and sometimes spanks him on his butt. His tail lowers and he goes and hides under a table or any cover. I find this miserable for me and my baby. I love my father.. but.. I really can't find a way to get through to him. I recently read a lot of great advice about discipline. I told him the "right way or better way" of training kenji and how discipling him our way would make him more aggressive. My mother understands as she was always against using force and ugh.. hitting. My dad however is such a stubborn bully. He thinks because he's owned dogs throughout childhood, he knows how to train them. I have considered not taking kenji to their house but they enjoy him so much and he loves to be there as well. I wish there was some sort of way he will adhere to my rules in disciplining him and raising him. Does anyone else have such a problem?