I have a quick question with regards to my 12 week old puppy. He has been an absolute treat to have around, but there is one small thing which I am unsure how to deal with.
In the evening, around 9pm, we take him out for one last pee and then off to his crate downstairs. At this time he's almost inevitably sleeping on the couch. When we try to pick him up to take him to the door, he's usually super tired and for the last few days he's expressed his displeasure with a growl.
Do I want to address this growl (with a stern NO!) or simply ignore it, and pick him up. On the one hand I do not want to act like it's OK for him to growl at us, on the other hand, I do not want to escalate the situation and make a mountain out of a mole hill.
Thanks in advance and Happy New Year!