I have a basset hound that bites my friends and neighbors. I got eddie oct 09. He came from a young family in brooklyn,ny. They could no longer take care of him. He was almost one yrs old at the time. His owner said he was perfect no biting,barking or other issues. He was good for the first few days then started nipping people that come over or that are in the hallways of my building. I have punished him each time and have started putting him on his back when he does it. I have also started useing a muzle when we go out, because my neighbors are afraid of him. I love this dog and dont want to have to get rid of him. I have been to the vet six times since ive got eddie. Because of the ear infections that have got much better. Other then that no health problems.