Good Hope I understand what you are saying and it is correct. Protection dogs do need to be stable. I was thinking that if they are real professional police dog trainers. They may be able to figure what is triggering Petra. If it is something that can not be correctable than there may be no options left for her. I do think that it is important for Petras mom to make sure everyone in the situation is fully aware of her problems, which she seems very willing to do
My point is this: I'm afraid that this policeman might not know what he is doing if he is considering taking a dog that has a history such as Petra's. If he does know what he is doing, there is no harm done; either it will work out (extremely unlikely, IMO), or he will tell you that he cannot keep her.
Basically, I think it is a very bad idea; I agree with BabsT about this.
Consider this: If this man does not know what he is doing, how would you or this man live with it if she hurt or killed someone? There is a very real potential for that.
I know I am trying to talk you out of this, and I may come across as very harsh, but I think you need to hear what I perceive to be the truth about Petra. As sad as it is, some dogs cannot be helped. Abuse may have been the problem or may have had nothing to do with this; it could be genetic, in which case there is nothing you can do. You have done everything you possibly can to save this dog, but she has not improved. The bottom line is: Petra remains unstable and therefore dangerous.
Sofia and Deena
P.S. My mother (Deena) says you deserve a BPO award for patience.
P.P.S. Just to clear up any confusion, Mother usually posts here. If the post is signed Sofia, I posted. Mother usually signs (not always), in which case the post would be signed with her name.