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Harboring An Aggressive Dog, Struggling To Have To Put To Sleep?

This past Saturday we had to bring in our eldest dog for a recheck after her surgery and we somehow got around to babbling on with the vet, eventually we got to talking about our four year old red heeler mix dog and his aggression. He was always aggressive – in the litter he was a bully to the other puppies, as a pup he would bark and snap and go completely mad, . . . I foolishly thought nothing of it until about two years ago when it became too much. Several times he came within inches of nailing someone, when he was just 5 months he bit my sister’s friend’s finger, it’s just a constant thing and I can hardly manage bringing him in to get health care if he is sick. I don’t have the energy for it any longer. His dad was also mildly aggressive to dogs and people. As my vet put it, “you’re dog is one of the few that is born with a ‘screw loose’.” And she’s right. It’s even more difficult because he is so loving, and wonderful within the family and the people in our home but with outsiders it’s a whole different ballgame. I’ve consulted with a few trainers, and breed rescue groups they said my best bet is to humanely euthanize — and my vet agrees.
It’s hard on me because I fought so hard to keep him (I was a young teen when he was born and we kept him) and since then he’s been my life. But I simply don’t have the energy to care for a dog with aggression and I question his quality of life because of it. I’m finding myself trying to distance myself from him and I know that breaks his heart because we are so close and it hurts.
I wish for so much a place that would take him in and rehabilitate him rather than what I feel like is murdering him.
I don’t know how to cope with this, has anyone been in this situation before? How do muster the courage to go through with putting your dog to sleep?
And as an alternative, would anyone know of a place that might consider taking him?

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We dont want a security dog,we want a breed of dog who will play with strangers, highly intelligent and loving. We dont want a dog for security purpose please advise me.
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I am from South India, I am a Chemist
please give me serious advice
I will buy the puppy in 2 or 3 days
I also love dogs and when he will come and will also give me lot of love and care.

Which dog will be loving peaceful and playful with the kids?
We dont want a security dog,we want a breed of dog who will play with strangers, we will play with all – any breed will be like this if they are trained and socialised properly.

Here is a breed selector, you answer questions and it tells u what dog breed is best suited to your answers.http://www.the-kennel-club.org.uk/findab…

The health benifits are that owning pets can lower stress thus lowing blood presure and they can help people with depresion. (there have been a few studies into this)

There are also health risks to consider such as worms and fleas, befor they are house broken they will go to the toilets inside.

I would not get the dog yet, first get out a dog book and lurn all you can about training and raising a dog, there is a lot more to it than just playing with it and loving it. otherwise u could end up with a disobedient dog that just causes u stress. (someone i know who has owned many dogs brought a pup and did no training or proper research on the cross (labradodle) and now has a hyper dog thet wont listen to a word she says and its driving her so mad she is considering takin it back to the breeder)

Also find a puppy training class.

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