bharathi, from what I read in jgermanshep's first post on this thread is that they had planned to take the dog to training, but didn't. I may have read it wrong, if I did I'm sorry. They should try training or talk to someone about the problem, at least let a trainer see the dog. I never said that he needs to keep the dog, if nothing else I said that the trainer might be able to help place the dog. I offered advice on how to help with the current problems, which he will continue to have to deal with even if he plans to place the dog. I would rather the dog stay in the home, but I also understand that sometimes a dog just can't stay in a curtain home. I also offered advice about placing the dog in an experienced home where he would be worked and have things to do. I have heard this complaint many times and 90% of the time it was an fairly easy thing to fix. Again, I never stated that he should keep the dog, I offered advice on both options, keeping and placing the dog. If they plan on keeping the dog they need to follow through with the training, if they plan to place the dog they need to find a working home preferably. And if they decide to put the dog to sleep, than that is there decision and they know thier dog better than anyone else on the forum. I would rather they talk to the trainer, it is hard to talk to someone about a behavior issue without seeing the dog, watching the interaction between dog and owner, dog's response to things. They need to talk to someone inperson for the best advice on the matter. There is only so much that people can do on a discussion forum.
bhrathi- i am wondering what you want this ill child to do with this dog!? First you go from telling him to get training and not put him to sleep because it is "immoral" or something like that. and then tell him not to and find a place for him to go to and if that don't work put him to sleep. Huh? Am I the only one confused here.
If he can find someone to train him for a reasonable fee he is seeking this option. if the fee is too high, the trainer may be able to place him with someone who is more experienced, is this what I am supposed to be getting out of this?
I think that if you can find someone that will take him on. and knows of his history of biting and what not. then go for it, but remember that if he ends up biting or hurting someone later on down the road in life, you may never forgive yourself. but listen to gsdgirl. because she seems to know more about this breed than i do for sure....if her advice does not help and goes nowhere then persue the option of putting dollar to sleep.