I have a chow mix, he is approximately six years old. I got him when he was about a year from a rescue. He has always been very high energy, and for the first few years, he did not listen at all. Now he is somewhat settled, and extremely friendly and affectionate and sweet with family members and close friends of the family with whom he is familiar. I am a single mom with three young adult children who are extremely attached to the dog. About a month ago, my boyfriend, who has always been fearful of dogs, met Teddy for the first time. Teddy must have sensed his fear, and attacked him. He bit him on the face, very close to his eye. There was a good amount of blood, but it turns out the bite was superficial and healed quickly. My boyfriend is moving in with us soon, and he is still terrified of the dog. When he comes over, we put the dog in the basement. We've been trying to work on this, we go on walks, and now he is at the point where he is comfortable walking him, and giving him lots of treats along the way, as long as I am right there. Once, he sat on the sofa, and was ok with Teddy walking around. Once Teddy is comfortable with a person, I don't believe he would ever turn on them, but the problem now is my boyfriend becoming comfortable with him. It's going to be very difficult for him to live in a home with a dog who terrifies him, and it will be difficult to always have the dog locked in the basement. Does anyone have any suggestions to help with this situation? Thank you!