Our boxer puppy is going to be arriving in his new home in 5 weeks, and I have been researching the best ways of training him. I have found books and info which echo my feelings; don't go rough, be firm and friendly in the right places, and LOTS of reward. I'm just confused now:confused: - here in England the advice on biting tends to be 'DO NOT ALLOW IT EVER!'. This sounds fine, but surely it's instinct, and what if my dog does ever feel the need to protect his pack; if he's not been trained in restraint, he may go over the top! This would result in him being put down, under the Dangerous Dogs Act... Since joining BW I have heard the term 'soft biting' and 'handler protection' which, I assume does not involve the dog going OTT... What is the best thing for my dog and my family? I apologise for the length of this, and give thanks in advance for your time and thoughts .