I recently adopted a two-year old mini. dachshund. Things have been going well for the past four weeks, but recently he has started growling when I pick him up. At first he would only growl when he knew it was time to go in the kennel for bedtime, but now it is whenever we pick him up, even if to get him off my lap so that I can do something. He warms up to me almost immediately thereafter, tail wagging and all, but when I am about to pick him up there is a notable change in his affect. His previous owners were rough with him, I was told by the shelter, so I imagine that has something to do with it. Is it just a matter of not picking him up? That seems an insufficient solution, especially in cases where he is on my lap and I need to move. I've been told to use treats for bedtime to associate the kennel with a positive environment. I'm simply not sure what to do. It's one thing for a dog to be a curmudgeon (however disheartening, since I enjoy picking my dogs up and snuggling with them), but to be so in such a bi-polar way, so to speak, is disconcerting. Thoughts? Tips?