to have a medium size dog(Border Collie) put to sleep? I really do not want to start a debate here. If I were to post this question on the other board I no longer hang out on I would be ripped apart for even asking We have had him since he was a puppy. He was trained to do obstacle course and fly ball until he fell over a jump and hurt his hip when he was 2. He is now 7 and is aging poorly. He is stiff, we give him supplements for it. He gets outdoors and when we arent sick, gets walks and played with as well. He is a great watch dog. But this is where it gets , well bad. He is getting more and more aggressive to delivery people and people that walk by the house(which is a daily, several times a day occurrence with the college back in session. He is now barking at nothing. He will just go off and be literally crazed. I think his hearing is going. This worries me because I have my daughter and I do not want him snapping at her. She gives him plenty of room since she isnt a big dog person. But I am getting worried since he is getting worse. And he is now peeing and pooing on my floor. Even though he has FREE access to the yard. Heck I have locked him out there(with access to shade and water) and he will still come in and pee on the floor. Luckily no carpeting, but it is beginning to ruin the wood floor as well. I would ask our vet, but the entire office(3 vets on staff) is against putting an animal, in otherwise "good health" to sleep if they think it is for the owners convenience. Which this isnt. I am just not wanting to be sued. Or to have my daughter get bit Last year we didnt get mail for a week because the mail carrier would not deliver to our house. He is THAT bad. Help?? I know this prob depends on what part of the country one lives in.