Dealing with a people-aggressive Boston
Hello all. One of my 8 year old Boston Terriers, Batman, has some aggression issues. We believe he was abused my a man for two years before we adopted him, we at least know for sure that he was neglected. He is mainly aggressive towards men, especially when they hover over him (like when trying to pick him up), when they raise their hands suddenly, or when they make any sudden leg movements. He will occasionally get aggressive with me when I try to put him in his room or his crate because he wants to sleep with us, but he only "pretends" to bite me, where he will actually bite my husband. Batman is deaf, and unless he is looking at you, you cannot "communicate with him". I have tried stopping him during the unwanted behavior and telling him no (we use a hand signal that he knows means no), but this does not help.
How on Earth can I train him and help him with this issue? He has been living with us for 6 years now. He is a momma's boy and is very close to me, but he just cannot get over his aggression towards my husband.
Here is a link to a video of what he does when we try to put him to bed.
ed. - I get a message that this is a "secure" video and am unable to view.