Here's Valerie's email, copied and pasted:Valerie Oneill said:Hi
I'm not to good at the computer yet so I've asked for help.
I don't know how to copy and paste yet, so I'm have asked Connie to do it for me from my email, because I would like helpful suggestions on continuing my training of an aggressive rescue.
My rescue was human-aggressive when I got him, and would go from calm to "charge and bite" with no warning.
I worked with him by training him to bark and warn.
However, he will still occasionally, with someone approaching my gate or myself, especially looking threatening (say, a paper delivery person holding the rolled paper high) charge with no warning I can see. He occasionally growls threateningly at neighbors from his yard, but they are close and must be close to use their walkway.
He is on lead and he does recall (slowly and with protest).
I need more help with this. I think his behavior in his youth and the lack of warning now might indicate instability, but I also think I have made huge progress with him.
He is muzzled when he is around grandchildren, etc., and he is not offlead outside his own property.
What would be my next steps? Should he be not allowed near the neighbors' side of the yard? I would appreciate suggestions about this powerful and aggressive dog who I believe I have made a lot of headway with.
I want him to bark/warn, but not to charge.
BTW, Valerie, WELCOME to you and Moses! Connie