Hello, I have a 6 year old border collie. He is extremely aggressive and I’m tired of being scared and anxious every single day. I am at the end of my rope. We’ve had him since he was 8 weeks old. He was pretty normal at first, but he had some trouble with resource guarding early on. He would guard the couch and his food. We had an animal trainer come to our house and help fix the problem. He stopped with the couch, but he still growls whenever we go near his food and nothing has changed that. He has so many problems, I don’t even know where to start. He did attend obedience school and went to doggy day care when he was younger. Now I would never take him to either, I am completely afraid to take him anywhere. He has bitten me, my mom, my dad and my sisters. He has never bitten anyone outside of us, although he has tried to bite the vet. He will not let me brush him, bathe him, he will let me pet him and rub his belly but he will sometimes out of nowhere snap and growl. Certain words and phrases he knows and he will growl and show his teeth. It is bizarre and terrifying. He has never been abused, he has been treated like a king. I don’t know how I can live like this anymore. I’m honestly afraid every day. He goes to the vet every year to get his shots, but it is an ordeal. I can’t even go, my mom takes him because my anxiety is so high. I’m afraid he is going to hurt everyone there. The unbearable thing about it all is that he is beautiful and can be very sweet and loving. But it’s like Jekyll and Hyde. I don’t think I can take another 10 years of living like this. It has caused me to become depressed and reclusive. I know it could possibly be a health problem, maybe an injury to his leg like a sprain that never healed. But I am terrified to take him anywhere to see if it is a problem. He won’t let anyone look or touch him without getting violent. I’m terrified, I feel guilt and embarrassment and sadness and I don’t know what to do. Maybe I should have done this or that, but I’ve tried so hard to adjust my life and work around his behavior, I haven’t travelled in 5 years because I can’t leave him with anyone else or leave without thinking about him constantly. Does anyone have any suggestions about how I would ever get him to be checked out health wise? Can they put him under while being evaluated, because he honestly would never be able to be checked out without being tranquillized or something. I think the stress and anxiety of the entire situation is going to kill me.