Originally Posted by puppylove2013
another thing is if he is sleeping and you touch him(come up and pet him) he sometimes growls.
Hahahaha because you're bugging him!!!!
Sweets at 8 weeks old he's just trying really hard to express himself.
Like mentioned they are SMART!! So start training now. Treat before you pick him up while you're holding him, when you put him down etc. He has to start associating you picking him up with good things happening and if he's food motivated you're half way there.
One thing though, Never EVER scold him for growling. It's such an important way for dogs to communicate so don't ever take that away from him. Because next time he won't warn and just bite.
He's still so little, the world is a scary place! Take it slow, take it easy and make sure each experience you expose him to is a positive experience.
And get some NYlabones...the chewing is coming
PS: One rule with Daxie's NEVER EVER bother them when they'e sleeping...it makes them cranky hahahaha and this seems to be universal
Leesi makes grunting noises saying "FFS mom leave me be I'm trying to sleeeeeep??? ARe you blind???" hahahaha