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  1. Sorry, we're definitely not dog experts over here! This is the first dog we have owned as a family- we previously lived with my parents who have a huge and very aggressive (towards strangers and dogs) Belgian shepherd but he never ever even so much as growled at the kids. So this is all new to us!! I also feel like I should mention- my 20 months old and Trooper get along perfectly well when his food/bowl are not involved. They play and run around like best buds
  2. Thank you all for your responses! He is neutered and we've been keeping a close eye on him and my son together. We have another 4 yr old son who he's had NO issues with, even in the same exact situations. (For example, my 4 yr old can stick his hands in Trooper's bowl and not be growled at.) We've also made sure to feed Trooper only after everyone else has eaten to really drive home the fact that we are the alphas and he is not. My husband had given up on him and wants to find him a new home- I'm committed to fixing the issue, but also not willing to risk my son's well being. And honestly, keeping an eye on them 24/7 is stressing me out
  3. Not sure if this is the proper place to ask, but I'm seeking some suggestions for my border collie mix. We rescued him about a month or two ago and haven't had many issues. He's about 6mo old and seems to be completely house broken and knows simple commands such as sit/stay. However, he's been showing some aggression towards my 20 months old son, particularly around his food and one of his tennis balls. He's snapped (at his face) twice now and gets very skittish before/after feeding time. We've tried having our son feed him and hand him treats, we make him wait before approaching his food and we've tried to make him feel as if his food is secure. Nothing seems to be working and the aggression towards my son seems to be getting worse. I've contacted a few trainers and am still waiting to hear back from them.
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