Help out there? I'm gus's mom and i'm sitting here in tears. Here's our story. My 11 month old that we got from a breeder in maine has had nothing but problems from the start. He was on a raw diet(SOJO's) + nupro after weaning. We thought he was weak in the hind end when we got him home to ny . When we picked him up he would moan.One day he held up his rear leg, squealing. One vet diagnosed panosteitis. Took him to our orthopedist and xrays confirmed fractures in rear leg and possible rib. He had "ghost bones" The nutritionist at Cornell said that he was not getting enough nutrients in the raw diet. They did the calculations. His bones were so thin . 5 days in the hospital and he came home to six weeks recouperating so not much chance to socialize. We bought him a houndabout dog stroller (Great product!) to get him out about the neighborhood. We switched to food that was recommended by cornell and he's now strong and healthy. This pup was born the same day that my sweet golden,Colby ,died at six years to cancer. My goldens are my forever friends no matter what. HE's the most beautiful boy but here's the worst of all. He turns agressive . Most of the time he's just sweet but he cowers when you pat him over the head,has food agression,toy possesiveness. growls when cornered . In obedience class we were sitting on either side of him and my husband was petting him and it started with the eyes looking up sideways and the low growl. The trainer said for me to stand up and give corrections with the prong collar and to keep doing it every time he snapped at me . This was making it alot worse. Two other trainers were there and will talk to me tonight at class about what they think, My feeling is that he was hurting so much as a puppy that he equates certain situations with pain. He probably was hurt by the other puppies trying to get his food in the whelping pen and it hurt when he was picked up so coming over him stresses him. They think that electronic collar training may help. He gets loads of exercise and is easily trainable. Our vet is working with us but we're at a loss. Please help out if you can. You know how these guys tug at our heartstrings. Thanks.