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I'll preface this by saying that what you have here isn't the type of problem that's going to be resolved only with advice given on the Internet, because none of us can actually see the nature of the dog-human relationship and the events that trigger the dog's behaviour. The trainer who comes to your home is in a much better position to help you.
Having said that, and based solely on your description of what happened, it's interesting to note that the three biting events involved only your daughter, and took place when your daughter had worked the dog up into a frenzy. What you describe in your post is a lot of loud human behaviour (yelling, screaming, slamming doors in the dog's face) and a lot of human behaviour designed to make the dog lose control (running away from him, chasing him, grabbing things out of his mouth, rough-housing, etc.). A dog in a frenzy is an out-of-control dog that isn't going to be respectful of the human who's got him that way; he's going to behave as he would with another dog in a similar situation, because instinctively that is what he's conditioned to do. And that includes biting to correct her or to get what he wants. I would venture a guess that this is a situation created to a large extent by your daughter's behaviour, and both she and the dog are now paying the price for it. The problem is, the price the dog will pay is likely to be a lot higher than the price your daughter will pay. He may lose his home and quite possibly his life because of it. If, by "puncture wounds", you mean that the dog has bitten hard enough to draw blood, it will be next to impossible to place him with another family.
It's good that you've stopped your daughter from behaving in this way with the dog - it will certainly help. More than that, though, as Megora points out, now that the problem has been created, it's vital for your daughter to change the nature of her relationship with the dog, and that means becoming involved in training him. Training doesn't just happen in classes or in sessions with an in-home trainer. It's a permanent state of affairs. It needs a shift in attitude by everyone concerned, along with an investment of time. When the trainer gives exercises, those exercises need to be practised - several sessions per day, every day - until the dog's behaviour becomes conditioned. There's no point in hiring a trainer if you don't follow through. For every hour with the trainer, you need to plan several hours of practice. There are no short-cuts to getting a well-trained dog. You have to put in the time. Your daughter is old enough to understand that she's been instrumental in creating this situation and that her dog's life may now depend on her willingness to make an effort with him.
Second, humping isn't related to the fact that your dog is not neutered. It's a training issue. The worst "humper" I know is a spayed female dog. Right now, based on your description, your dog seems to be running wild and treating your daughter like a littermate because that is how she treats him. Once you change the nature of that relationship, the humping is more likely to stop. Neuter him if you like, but it won't automatically eliminate the humping, nor will it automatically make a difference to the biting. The dog is not biting because he's intact, he's biting because he's out of control, and because he thinks he can get away with it.
I wish you good luck and truly hope that things work out for you and your dog.
Ruby 13-01-2007 to 18-03-2015.
My dog of a lifetime. I'll miss you forever.