Is this normal?
We didn't go through the puppy stage with our previous GSD -and he never was aggressive toward us. Our new puppy just growled and snapped at me when I went to pick her up. I am the main food giver, caregiver, etc.
She just turned 12 weeks old, and is starting the phase we read about in seeking independence a bit more (no longer following us around as much, going to the neighbor's houses when before she was too timid) - is this part of the independence phase or is this the beginning of aggressive behavior? Our other rescued GSD had issues, but he never growled or snapped at us.
Thanks for your help!