How to handle my big dog?

I have a 2 year old, 70lb German Shephard/Rhodesian Ridgeback mix. He is a medium to large size dog and full of energy! He is also very clumsy and not at all aware of personal space. He ends up leaving scratches and bruises on me constantly because he just wants to love me and be next to me and have me pet him but... show more I have a 2 year old, 70lb German Shephard/Rhodesian Ridgeback mix. He is a medium to large size dog and full of energy! He is also very clumsy and not at all aware of personal space. He ends up leaving scratches and bruises on me constantly because he just wants to love me and be next to me and have me pet him but is too rough about it. He is a very smart dog, the smartest dog I ve ever owned. Is there anything I can do to teach him not to accidentally step on my feet, headbutt me, claw me, or nearly knock me over on a daily basis? Yelling at him seems wrong, because he just wants to show his love.
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