My Basenji is 9 and in the last 4 days has bitten two neighborhood boys. One addmitted that he ran past him (he got bit in the behind) the other boy just came to the front door, this would be the second bite to that child in almost a year. These are pinches and have not actually caused bleeding but rather blood under the skin. My Zebu has been tempermental about his chair or getting up out of a warm spot in bed but has never been like this. He is also having piddle problems when company comes to the door but has tested neg. for Fanconi.
We are concerned about getting sued and have had a discussion and two appointments to put him down both cancelled due to feeling guilty.
I feel a muzzle would be pure torcher and may cause more aggresion and he has alway had free run of the house. Caging had left him a mess. He just wants to lay in the sun and watch life. My kids are upset because their dog is known as mean and they are afraid to come over.
I need advise on a rescue to a home with out kids which would be rare and does someone really want a dog with known issues?
Do we live with the other choice had have a tiny relief that he is not biting anyone but a huge feeling about ending his sunny days.
Any thoughts would be helpful! Please let me know your thoughts.