I love our dog, I really do. We've only had him for a month and already we've grown attached to him as a family. The problem is he is so aggressive! He has purposefully attacked my son, my husband and myself. I don't mean normal puppy mouth play, I mean forceful bites that break the skin. He bit my son on the chest and my son almost needed stitches. (They even had to call animal control to report the incident.)
We have tried so many training tactics and are very consistent with him. He just still acts out! Tonight was the last straw when he bit my husband on the hand twice leaving pretty deep punctures. My husband and I had decided to take the pup to the humane society but now I'm doubting our decision. I just think there HAS to be something we can do.
Can some more experienced dog owners weigh in? Do we have a lost cause on our hands? He's such a good dog except for these random attacks where nothing seems to provoke him. We did discuss having him neutered. Would that help? We also are enrolled in a training class that starts next Saturday. Should we wait it out?
I'm sorry this is so long. I just don't want to give up our puppy if we can do anything to stop this behavior. (If it helps he's a male cocker spaniel.)
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