After being threatened to be put to sleep by the director of the rescue, I decided to keep him and work with him.
A very sweet 11 month old doodle, Ripley needed some training, socialization to people and other dogs and to be taught no-one would hit him here.
Just by being consistent, teaching him "drop it" and patience he is becoming a great dog. He has been here about three months now and although he still gets snappy every once in awhile, he has come a long way.
A biter can be rehabilitated but it takes a lot of time, patience and commitment by everyone in the home. Everyone needs to be on the same page, use the same words and be consistent with working with the dog. Every interaction with the dog should aimed at teaching him the lesson until he "gets it."