Originally Posted by BlueWolf
Two seconds of unsupervised time with my daughter landed her in the ER having to have stitches on her nose and lip. Yes, it could have been worse. Yes, it happened because we (as parents) failed to protect our daughter and our dog from this situation.
But I've always felt in my heart that my dog is a ticking time bomb. Despite the years of training I've put into him he's still an incredibly unstable
I would have an incredibly hard time putting my dog down for any reason. My dog is my child, and I would tend to say "just make sure it doesn't happen again" type of thing.
BUT, since he bit in the face, and it broke the skin, AND you feel like he's unpredictable, I'd first call around and look into a better situation that your husband is comfortable with... then my next step would be to have him put down. It was break my heart, and I'd live with guilt forever for it... but, I would do it.
I have a dog who is very oversensitive, and has waaay too many feelings for a dog. If anything happened that would cause me to have to put her into some kind of kennel situation, (the pound) I would probably have to have her put down, because she would be so tormented in a kennel that it just wouldn't be worth it. Her quality of life is very important to me. But, some other dogs are perfectly happy in a kennel, and it would give them a good chance at a nice home without children.
You'd just need to find the right balance for your dog (and your husband).