Hey everyone, I really need some help. We got our Male bloodhound/black tan cross about 2 years ago from a couple who had a baby on the way and each worked opposite 12 hour shifts. So this puppy spent most of his time in a cage. They loved him dearly but couldn't deal with the obvious bloodhound qualities and we found him. At first he was trouble, which we accepted. We got him fixed right away. We have three kids which he was immediately smitten. They, at this point are absolutely elated to get a new dog and doted on him ever since. There is not one tiny mean finger bone between all my three kids. They feed, snuggle with and walk both the dogs) We also have a 6 year old pyr/bmastiff and they are the best of friends. Never a problem between them. The first summer I took him on bike rides a few times a week. We live in the mountains so we hike all the time and camp and basically spend as much time outside as we can. Ir was not an easy transition. We were patient through the baying when we left (or anytime there was a small dog or anything really haha) He did still manage to chew stuff if in another room unsupervised but it seems only paper towel or toilet paper is his choice of chew. After one year he settled down a bit. SO ONE DAY....... my other dog because she is very large has always been the "boss", Never aggressive at all but it's clear she was the boss lady. One day I get some sort of large bone and for once he is allowed by her to claim it. My middle son who was 8 at the time went to go get the dogs from the backyard and walked up to him with the bone and wanted to pick it up to throw it for him ..... he growls.....he calls me and i go in to see what happens.....he growls. I just did the "no copper(him) that's a bad boy" and tried again and he snapped. Not in a playful way. Ever since that it's been little bouts of that. My oldest caught him when he was almost about to sneak outside.....growl Just tonight my 5 year old daughter was about to go to bed so she pulls her blanket a little so she can have a little but let him sleep there (he absolutely will never sleep on their beds again and my dumb person thought it was strictly a food thing...) So I came in and tried the same. He growled a little at me to. He would NOT move from her bed. I eventually talked him into going downstairs then he was on his way down and my husband was in the hallway and kind of booted his butt in a "get going" kind of way like he has many times and he growled at him too. My husband took him down to make him submit and he went down snapping kujo style. I had hoped after we dealt with the smaller isolated incidents that this would be over. I grew up in a confirmation, utility, and puppy mill rescue dog household and I do not know how to deal with this sporadic aggression. We've had him now about 3 years and only in the past six months since he got possession of that one none has this been happening. I fear that for the safety of my kids when I am not in the room or for other kids outside, i might need to take drastic action so please if anyone has any advice it would be GREATLY APPRECIATED !!!!!!! Since we were thinking of getting him I did so much research about bloodhounds. We all worked hard to make sure we gave him all the love and exercise. I know they can sometimes be food protective and I made sure that I took the steps for that right at the get go. I can not let this dog hurt anyone and it shocks me that I need to worry about it because usually he is the sweetest people loving being that I have ever met.