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Mainly the growling has taken place when someone goes to pick her up when she is sitting or standing. Just yesterday she started to growl when for example my husband was holding her and then one of the kids tried to take her from him. She also growled when one of my daughters was holding her and my husband tried to her Ivy from her arms. I guess we usually try to pick her up from behind and we place our hands under her front legs and chest. Occasionally I believe she gets picked up from the front. Mainly from behind I would say. She is registered at puppy obedience classes starting on Nov. 17th We had to wait until after she receives her third round of vaccines on Nov. 4th. We have taught her to sit, stay and come already. I guess the reason we all pick her up so much is because we have a 7 yr. old Chocolate Lab that was always so big even as a puppy and the kids could never really pick up much. They feel that Ivy is so little that they feel the need to pick her up a lot. Me and my husband are guilty of that too!!
On a positive note she has never growled at us when we take something away that she shouldn't have or even one of her toys or a rawhide for that matter.
We can put our hands in her food bowl when she is eating with no growling at all. Hope this helps. Thank you!!