My 11 mo old gsd Dre is an awesome dog with me and my gf, but he snaps around strange dogs and people. I have worked my butt off in training and even enrolled him in an obedience class when he was younger. It just becomes so stressful because if we take him to a family event or something he needs to be tied up because he will snap at the other dogs that are around. I am a college student so I am far from an expert.
I feel as though I failed in raising this dog to be friendly. I can take full responsibility and would like to know some opinions on what I should do?
It just became so hard, I made sure he got plenty of exercise, enough socialization but that didnt seem to help any. My girlfriend is tiny and he is strong enough to drag her if he's on his leash. But when I think about re homing him I get choked up because I love this dog. But I would rather do it sooner than later so I'm not more attached to him down the road and if an incident happens to where he needs to be put down I don't know if I could live with that. I feel terrible but I have tried everything and I can't keep dumping money into classes and trainers because I don't have it. Can somebody please shed some light on me? It's been a very difficult decision and seem to be stuck in limbo.
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