Justin & Spike to EBN!!!
I may be able to answer some of your questions... I have always taken my dogs to puppy training, but obviously Spike is older. You might be able to find obedience classes, or watch videos to work w/him on the basics. Many members here do their own training & they are amazing!!! As far as your other family members are concerned, I would just let them do some of his care... the feeding, brushing, playing w/him. He will warm up to them in no time I always let my kids feed our dogs, so they realize who the pack leaders are immediately. I don't have any advice on the neutering, I'm considering it for my Winston soon. Many people on here have different opinions regarding that, so I would just do as much research to make an informed decision. Spike is adorable, is he a purebred?