After some words of wisdom. We have two dogs, a Springer who’s 5, big Springer great off the lead dopey and gentle. And a 9 year old Jack Russell / Beagle cross, here’s the problem, he’s behaviour has never been fantastic, typical snappy terrier. As he’s getting older he’s turning grumpier and easily spooked. My first reaction was is his sight going, but clearly that’s not the case. Not that the bin has hurt him but he seems spooked by the kitchen bin. He’s nearly had the postman a few times to the degree we have to use a stair gate to stop him ripping the post out of posties hand and ripping it up. We’ve had him 7 years and he is getting worse recently. Even heard the postie shout “f’in” dog one day. We can’t give him toys as he shreads them, even toys mark indestructible don’t last a day. Earlier today he was after my attention so I gave him a smooth, this was while I painted our shed. Moving along I gentle went to move him, and he snapped catching my hand, not enough to make a mark. The two of them have started recently to have a growl and have had a couple of set to’s. The terrier coming off the worse due to the size of the Springer being too much for them. Separating them was an absolute nightmare. Two wounded dogs with a bit of blood spilt. Knee jerk reaction is one is going to have to go. Because of the Springer being the better, placid and non snappy one is that he stays. But the problem is as it stands we are the Terrier’s third home as it stands. Seems a shame but I’m not sure it’s worth the risk. It is typically over food so the only alternative is separate feeding areas. The spaniel is a greedy guts where the terrier isn’t bothered somedays, but doesn’t want the Springer to have it. Should add the terrier is castrated, but not the Springer. We mentioned this to the vets and she was of the opinion that at his age now it wouldn’t make any difference anyway. We mentioned it as the Springer whilst gentle and loving with us doesn’t back down against the terrier. I’m not so sure though, anyone know if the doggy snip on a dog of five works to calm them down ? Kids obviously are a little scared, I’m worried that whilst at the moment it appears to be food based thing, but what if it moves on. Yeah the terrier is a little sh!t but I still feel for him. But then again would he be happier somewhere else ? What to do ......what to do?