A family member has two dogs, one is a lovely bouncy flat coated retriever that theyve had since he was 7 weeks and the other is a 3 year old cocker spaniel, they got him off someone they met who wanted "rid" of him because they were moving abroad. Within a few days he was ruling the house, he growls at children and has bitten her oh when he tried to remove a stolen food item, it went right through his thumb nail so it wasnt a nip. He growls at anyone who tries to stop him doing what he wants to. Ive told her that she should rehome the dog to someone who is more able to cope but she just keeps asking me to train him, Ive refused because I dont think the fault lies with the dog, her last dog was pts when it bit someone and was always pretty bossy and snappy. A couple of days ago he bit one of her sons friends, apparently the children were playing rough with each other and the dog bit one hard on the arm, the child needed to go to the hospital but I dont think the parents are taking this further. I know this is a serious accident waiting to happen but Im not able to get this through to her.