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Old March 20th, 2015, 12:16 PM
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Yup, get that doggie neutered, ASAP! I would also suggest looking into some obedience classes and/or advice from someone certified by the APDT (Association of Professional Dog Trainers). Anyone can call themselves a dog trainer and can end up doing more harm to your dog than good if they don't have the proper skills. You want someone who uses positive reinforcement methods, NOT dominance or punishment based ones. Here are some tips for finding a trainer:

How to Choose a Dog Trainer
Dogs: Positive Reinforcement Training

In the meantime, take a look through this website for lots of advice on various behaviour problems and training tips:

And lastly, always supervise any dog/kid interactions and discourage kids from handling your dog until you can better manage his behaviour. Please read this fantastic info on dog bite prevention, especially regarding children:
"To close your eyes will not ease another's pain." ~ Chinese Proverb

“We must not refuse to see with our eyes what they must endure with their bodies.” ~ Gretchen Wyler
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