We have a 2 year old Male Cavalier King Charles who has always slept upstairs with us in our room, spending some of the night in his basket and some of the night in our bed. He started to snore very loud and was also causing us to have a very poor night sleep as he would jump on and off the bed in the night. After very tired days at work due to poor night sleeps we decided we must get him to sleep downstairs. We were worried about this but we're surprised he was totally fine with it and still appears fine with this. Since sleeping downstairs he stopped using his basket and slept on the settee, his basket had seen better days so I threw it out as wasn't used. He has slept downstairs for around 4 months now. Since he started sleeping down stairs he had began to growl at me and my partner on a night. We will simply sit beside him or talk to him or try pet him and he would growl. He is the most placid dog during the day and very overly affectionate all we do is cuddle all day however on a night if we go anywhere near him he kind of starts to skitz a little bit and sometimes puts his paw up as if please don't touch me. We just know what is causing this? We have never hit him and sort of try to ignore him when he does this but unsure if ignoring him will make it worse as it doesn't seem to be improving? It isn't every night. Only some. We are unsure if he is poorly but fine throughout the day so surely musnt be that? It definatly seems behavioural, could moving him downstairs on a night cause this?