O.K. So I will admit to today starting off Great, but ending in a not-so-great manner. Anyway, I caught my dog (15 month old boxer/boston terrier mix about 35 lbs) tearing my head-band apart for basketball. I grabbed it from him, gave him the typical holler and pointed at him with the headband. Well, lately, he's been getting this confrontational attitude, growling, snapping at anything you point at him (probably my fault from his younger days)... Thing is, I honestly think (if he were a little bigger especially) that he'd tie right into me when he's in this mode. I've never "beat" my dog. I popped him when he was younger for pissing and pooping, usually with something (paper)...and then I put him in his kennell, or outside. Yes, a few times in his life I have gotten really pissed off and regretted being "too harsh"...but never violent. The other day, he flipped out over a puddle of piss on the floor (just got him neutered a week ago), and I had to pretty much choke him down to keep him from biting me. I know this sounds terrible, but I'm not new to dogs at all. This one is just a f*cking maniac. I'm not the type to bring him to the pound, or shelter. If I can't get him to stop, then I don't anticipate anyone else being able to, or enjoying his company anyway. I'll put him down. I don't want to "not have" this dog around, and am wondering if this is just the age/neuter reaction? He's a fun dog 90% of the time, but it only takes one bite to get a dog owner in trouble. Any advice? Thanks for reading. ???