My apologies for not replying to all the replies but I never got an email saying I actually HAD REPLIES. But thank you. To clear up. I'm still afraid of picking my now 6month old puppy up because his reaction that night to being disturbed was so damned quick. The bite hurt like hell. It actually bled all night. He is a yorkie poo. That night he was asleep beside me on the sofa. I couldn't find the remote for the TV. I put one hand on him & moved him a bit so I could get down the cushion gap he was half lying on. I made a right old noise. I was so hurt & so shocked. My pup knew I was angry, he sleeps in the kitchen at night & next morning there was no bounding up to me, no excitement. I was quiet too. No eye contact, no talk, nothing. So that's why I enquired about gloves. He gets scared easily, if a twig blows near him unexpectedly whilst on a park walk he jumps. If there's a little unexpected movement in bushes where its very quiet he'll jump. He freaked out (like a scream) the other night thinking someone/something was coming towards the open patio doors. I let him mouth when he's playing. I don't know if that's good or bad but it's to make me a bit braver with his very sharp teeth & also to get him used to having a finger teeth clean.