teeko is a PB golden retriever, only a year old. he came from the family of one of my co-workers. they got him as a pup and he bit his first person at 12 weeks old. in reviewing his history, this family really have done pretty much everything they were supposed to...he has been very well trained, very well socialized..he just has real issues surrounding things he thinks are his...food, toys, sticks...space. its not like he is a crazy unpredictable running up to folks biter..he bites when he wants folks to leave his stuff or him alone.
at a year old...he is still just a babe and thinks he occupies a pretty high up in the hierarchy space.
I REALLY think tho that families with young kids should not get puppies..i think an adult well settled and well grown dog is best for young families...what you see is what you get.
in any case..I can't fault the family...they did all of the right things with him. and at this point I won't fault teeko yet either... he may just need some running free, being a dog with our other guys to figure his place out in the world. or maybe he will need more...I guess we will see.
anyway...saints welcome teeko, our new big attitude half grown baby.