ok, here's the thing... I do play alot with Floob, and sometimes it's like a play fighting where I'll hide my head under my arms and he's going mad to get to me, pulling on my hair and scratching, but it's always gentle and he's never biten me. Now, I was at my brothers yesterday and they treat their dog very differently to how I am with Floob. (simple things like he has sticks and stones to 'fetch' and Floob has a ball on a rope or frisbee to 'find it'. They'll say 'fetch it' in a harsh voice whereas I'll say 'find it' in an excited voice, just stuff like that)... anyway, yesterday my brother rolled a newspaper up (bearing in mind Floob hasn't even seen a newspaper for 6 months as I don't have them, and when he did it was in sheets on the floor for him to pee on), so my brother rolled up his paper and Floob sat at his feet thinking he was getting something really good. My brother wacks Floob over the nose with it and he was absolutly terrofied. He flinched and his little eyes were batting like when you sprinkle water at them. I was mortified and told my brother to stop it then made it into a game so he didn't take offence. (he was only playing, it didn't hurt Floob physically) He was laughing at me saying I should 'play' with him like that so if anyone went to hit him he wouldn't react.. my argument was he's never been hit and never will be so he doesn't need to learn how to 'react'. Floob isn't scared of anything, he's never growled at anyone/thing or snapped. He plays with every dog that will tollerate him and gets the hint when they tell him enough's enough. I like it that way. So, today I guess I'm just feeling like I'm being over protective and should perhaps expose Floob to a bit more rough n tumble... or should I stick to my guns and know he's a happy well adjusted dog and try to keep him like that?