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Hi. I need to decide what to do with our family dog which has become very aggressive recently. He is a big mixed breed dog, 3 years old. For a few months he has been growling on us though we never mistreated him in any way. And today he attached my grandma while we were bathing him. She was taken to hospital with deep wounds on her hand. And this is not the first time that he is biting.
Now there are some people who want to take our dog but I really don't think he will adjust to a new home because he has always been very aggressive to strangers. I offered to get the dog euthanized but my brother is against that idea. What do you think we should do? Should we euthanize or re-homing him?
Any advice from you will be very helpful. Thanks.
 

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Hi @ZaraY and welcome to DogForum!

It's really difficult for anyone here to give you good advice without properly assessing the dog. It wouldn't be fair to sentence the dog to death without knowing the dogs complete history and current situation.

I recommend you find a behaviorist in your area that can work with you and your dog.

Rehoming a dog with known aggression issues is a liability and I'm not comfortable recommending euthanasia without an assessment.
 

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The problem is that a known biter is a legal and financial risk, because you have to disclose the biting propensity and whoever knows of the bite history, and has the dog if it bites without provocation again and causes damage is on the hook for those damage costs.
Even with training the risk remains, and most people realize the overwhelming expense that can be associated with legal action for a bite.
 

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Please note: DF's recommendation after a dog has bitten and draw blood is to recommend the owner to contact a professional. They will be able to observe and evaluate the situation. Forum policy below:


http://www.dogforum.com/dogforum-co...es-guidelines-training-behavior-please-23692/

If your dog’s behavior has escalated to the point of biting and drawing blood, [/FONT][/COLOR]the internet is not where you should be.It is the responsibility of the dog owner to prevent bites from happening and should your dog bite someone else you could be held civilly ($) and criminally (jail) responsible, and your dog may be euthanized. It is for the seriousness surrounding dog bites that we, The Dog Forum Team, will again make a judgment call and may close/remove/edit a thread once your dog has bitten someone, even yourself. Home interventions may have worked before the bite, but it is the general consensus that you find a professional trainer and/or behaviorist to help you solve the problem-BEFORE someone gets seriously hurt.

To locate a behaviorist/trainer, please visit.


Int. Assoc. of Animal Behavior Consultants

American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior

American College of Veterinary Behaviorists


The Certified Council of Pet Dog Trainers

Pet Professional Guild
 
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