Our 9 month old pit mix has been a handful since we adopted him. He had a ton of health issues when we first brought him home and spent about a month hospitalized which racked up several thousand dollars. He is a very hyper dog who loves to chew and destroys just about everything he can. We spend about $40.00 a week on bones to keep him content.
Well lately he has been showing some aggression. He has been challenging our 4 year old Rottie mix, who being docile has given up alpha. Last week when I was at work, he lunged for my son because he was walking around with food. I think he was just going for the food but he bit my 2 year old in the process.
I was so frustrated I jumped straight to rehoming. We have been keeping him separated from the kids at all times (unless we can be sitting on the floor with them guiding their interactions) and it has definitely been stressful. After a week of cooling off, I know I am not ready to give up on him yet (despite being the most high maintenance dog I have ever had) and I am looking into a board&train program.
So on the board&train program. It is expensive (obviously, but I am willing to pay it to keep him), and it involves boarding him there for 5 weeks. They do intensive training that involves us also receiving private lessons to learn the commands they will be teaching him. They are accredited and train all the k9 dogs in the area.This is truly our last resort with him.
So does any one have any advice for me? Anything I haven't thought of to do. Is the board and train a good idea? Sorry that got so long, but I wanted to :try: to give an accurate background.