Okay....I know this isn't a dog forum, but I wondered if anybody has advice on what we should do about our dog. He is a 2.5yo, chow/lab ?? mix. He's a strong, stubborn, independent dog, but he's very sensitive at times. Ever since we got him, as a 10wk old pup, he has been standoffish and aloof towards people. That is....he stayed like that till 3-4months till he started snapping (really snapping) and barkingat people when we took him out. About a month ago, someone trespassed on our property and he got out and started chasing the person. The guy ran down the street and we caught our dog. The next day someone who knew this guy called saying that our dog bit him. We don't know, really, but luckily, they decided not to make a big fuss about it. A couple days ago, a friend who was staying at our house for a few days, came inside without knocking and while the dogs were loose in the house and this dog, ''attacked'' her; bit our friend on the finger and on the leg. They weren't really bad bites, but she was really scared and upset. My mom wants to put the dog down before he bites anybody else and gets us in real trouble (and w/a lawsuit). I don't want to give him away because he might get someone else bitten. What do you guys think? He's never shown aggression towards us, but having a dog around that could hurt someone if he got out isn't exactly fun. Thanks!