Firstly a bit of background....we bought our dog almost 7 years ago from a pet shop. From the minute we picked her up she could only be described as spirited in nature. We have had so many behavioural issues with her over the years but have dealt with all of them through more training.
This year we are finally starting to see her slow down but she is now suffering from arthritis in her back legs. She is on anti inflammatories which seem to be helping. Problem is now she has become somewhat aggressive and dominant around our kids. She has never been fantastic with our 3 year old but is becoming worse and worse with knocking her over and trying to nip her. She has also started to bark at us constantly for attention.
DH and I have now come to the realisation that we may have to re home her in case she does actually hurt one of the kids.
So anyway what would you do in our situation? It's breaks my heart to think of my dog with another family but I'm not sure we have a choice anymore.