After a long consultation with an excellent and empathetic trainer, my family and I made the decision to put our dear boy out of his misery. She helped me to see that, even at home, he was never relaxed and had lived his entire life in a chronic state of stress. I couldn't read his body language because he had never shown me what he looked like when he was totally okay. Living in a constant state of half-way to his threshold put him at a high probability of biting again, but even more concerning to me was the fact that he would never be really happy unless he was on some powerful medication. She believes this was a result of breeding, and no amount of training would have brought him to a place where he was content. I want to thank each of you for all the time and effort you have put into helping me with Brody, in particular, running_dog, Ripleygirl, MaryK, jackienmutts, mutt, charmedwolf, southerngirl, sara, Jean Cote, tigerlily(in absentia), and "Six". I have learned a lot from so many of you. It is a shame I will probably never have another dog, so all this knowledge will be of no use to me. Maybe I will be able to help someone else someday. I am glad I was able to post the video of our crawl challenge so you could see him in all his magnificence! Check him out if you haven't already done so. Since I no longer have a dog, I will not be visiting the forum regularly. I may pop in now and then to see how the rest of you are getting on, but for now, this is "Good-bye." Brody, July 1, 2012 - May 3, 2014.