After much pleading with my husband he finally agreed to adopt a dog from the SPCA. I picked out Bear because he was the only dog not barking and he looked SO sad. I went into his kennel and he just buried his head in my chest as if to say "take me home please!". It was love at first sight with my husband and Bear quickly became "his dog". He was a gentle giant at first but after only a few short weeks he quickly changed into a very aggressive dog. He loved us dearly and would become very hostile towards anyone who came to our house-and at 105 lbs this became quite a problem. It got to the point that a dog "expert" in our town told us we really should put him down because we would never be able to fully trust him with anyone. As a last ditch effort we tried basic obedience training. The change in him was immediate and amazing. He became the most loving, gentle dog. Nobody could believe it was the same dog-he actually bowed his head and apologized to everyone he had snapped at. People who had never met him before could not believe he had an aggressive streak in him at all! He is so special and we are so thankful that he just needed to know his place in life and we were able to keep him. We love you Mr. Bear!