Hooch growls at me when my face is near his feet, as if he thinks I am going to bite his feet.
The growl is very short (split of a second) and it looks like he apologises for it immediately by licking me and nuzzling me.
But I know if I do it again he will growl again.
He also growls (same behaviour very short and instant apology) if my husband places his feet where they touch Hooch.
It doesn't happen everytime but if it goes on (my face near his feet etc) or he is in a certain mindframe he will do it.
He will never bite, not even when he is threatened so I am not worried about that.
My question is.. is this normal? is this something that needs to be addressed like a dominance issue?
I assume it is his way of saying "I don't like it" and we try to avoid it.. but sometimes we forget or don't notice and it just happens.