Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Beautiful Pacific NW
Well that can never hurt, but I don't take it as seriously as all that. He isn't aggressive as much as testing the waters, seeing what he can get away with.
By no means do I mean keep exposing him to situations where he can do this. No, keep him away from them in fact. He's proven he will nip (has he even made contact, or just "attempts to?) One thing that's happening too, is the tension from the owner is traveling down the leash and the dog is probably interpreting it as "my owner's afraid, something BAD is going to happen" and trying to take control of the situation.
But yeah...whip off the 'nads and train, train, train, get him back under control, a trainer will help.
PS. Remember he's just one year of age, barely out of puppyhood.