Hi there - I'm new to this and being a puppy owner! Any help would be appreciated... We picked up our cocker spaniel puppy last week. He has settled in pretty well. We have two older dogs; a Labrador and a Golden Retriever that are warming to the puppy. Ralph was a bit on the slim side when we got him and he didn't like his food from the breeder so we have changed his diet, he is now putting weight on as directed by the vet. Pup is now 11 weeks old but occasionally when you go to pick him up e.g move him out the car, he will turn and growl with a fixed stare. It is not a playful growl I don't think. He has been to one puppy class to begin his socialisation and has met some vaccinated dogs as he hasn't completed his vaccines yet. I want him to be a friendly and well adjusted puppy. How do I go about dealing with this behaviour? I have read online that they may not like being picked up in a certain way, however when we pick him up we are supporting his hind and abdomen - wouldn't pick him up under the arms! He was just taken out to the toilet by my mum and growled at her for stroking him. Again, any advice welcome. Thanks in advance!