We are at our wits' end... Our dog, Beest (the name was SUPPOSED to be a joke) bit someone at the kennel for the second time. She is from a well-established and renowned breeder, is now nearly 10, and has always had the tendency to bite. In her first year, she was frequently ill, and so we attributed the bitie-ness to that. But she has bitten all of us for various reasons-- generally because she was startled, but occasionally because she can be territorial. The first time she bit was when she was 9 weeks old and I went to put more food in her dish. Broke the skin that time. She went for dog training but after a year and a half, she was no better. Most of the time she is happy, playful and snuggly, but, she has always growled at our son, now 21, who has ASD. She often growls when he moves his fingers. Anyway, about 3 years ago, we were to leave on vacation on a Saturday and went to drop her at the kennel. No one told us they were closing early. When we arrived, all was locked. We scrambled to find another kennel, found one the next day but had misgivings because within the first few minutes she injured herself on a gate that had too large a space for her head. We took a chance and called our regular kennel at the vet again and miraculously they answered -- they usually don't on a Sunday. Long story short, we dropped her off with written details explaining what to be careful of and finally got to our destination. We received a message late that night from the county health department. The phone message said the dog had been reported for biting. We were stunned and spent the next 16 hours agonizing over what had happened and whether our dog had been put down. We eventually were able to speak to the vet's office which stated that it was just standard procedure and that the dog was "in isolation." I felt like one of our children was in jail. Apparently, a new person had tried to put a leash on Beest from behind. The dog was already agitated and scared, and unexpected movements have triggered biting before. We just had to leave her from Friday to Monday this past week and were told Beest bit someone who tried to clean her kennel...while she was still in it. We were told if she bites again they won't take her anymore. We don't know what to do. When she was a year old, the vet suggested a behaviorist. We spoke to her during an intake session, told us it was a "breeding issue", a hopeless case, and suggested we should put the dog down. We did intakes with two other behaviorists and were told the same. When the dog was a year old, w e contacted the breeder and learned that she had passed away. Our son, now at a conservatory in Boston, will need to be checked on periodically due to his ASD, and we are now afraid to bring her to a kennel. Does anyone have any advice? Has anyone dealt with something similar?