I have had my Basset Hound for about 2 years now. He will be 3 this August. When I got him he was deathly afraid of men. I brought him pretty much everywhere with me to try to socialize him, but he always hated men. LOVED kids and women. He came from a family who ran a small day care out of their house. Reason for getting rid of him was because "he growled at the kids when he was sleeping" (I take that as they were harassing him when he was sleeping, I would be ticked too!) Since I brought him home, he slowly got worse - his fear turned into aggression. I have done everything anyone recommends - ignoring him for 2 weeks, kenneling him whenever he does anything "bad", trying to use a command to distract him from whatever his issue is, being the "dominant dog", spray bottle, ect. It was going very well, but then he just went down hill again. He has attacked my brother from day 1, and hated any one with a similar body type. He has always been fine with women and kids, but then a few weeks ago, he attacked them too (note: he was on a leash, so he didn't have the chance to actually bite). Now I'm having issues with him attacking my dad. He has bitten him 2ce today already. He has always been fine with my dad, so I don't know what's changed. He doesn't do any of this with my mum or me. I'm getting very frustrated with dealing with it. It's a hard call because he is fine with me, but is so awful with anyone else. I can't find him a new home, because he will bite anyone else who tries to take him...I wouldn't care so much, but it really bothers me that he tried going after a younger child. That is not acceptable. Anyone have any thoughts on the issue? I'm thinking I might be talking to my vet shortly if I can't figure something out. I'm not going to lock him in a crate all day, but I can't have him biting people if they come in the house either. Also should add - it is not only in the house, it is anywhere. I can barely bring him for walks anymore where there are people without worrying about who might be around. This really sucks, but I think euthanizing might be my only option at this point.