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I agree with Elana. You have ruled out thyroid disease, have attempted training and have made little progress. You need the dog assessed by a certified behaviourist..either a Veterinary behaviourist (DVM with behaviour cert.) or a Phd animal behaviourist.

He may need medication along with behaviour mod. Reconcile (fluoxetine), otherwise known as prozac, is used quite successfully in aggression cases that do not respond to ony behaviour modification.

It is worth the money to have an expert in who can properly assess the problem you have. Handler based aggression and extreme resource guarding (which is what this "sounds" like, is not common but is very serious and requires Expert help.

Until then, continue with management, even muzzling him (basket muzzle) if necessary. Institue NILIF and try your best never to "confront" him with aggression or punishment..as I'm sure you've realized this will just cause him to aggress more.
 
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