the nu mom was nuzzling up next to me last night and put her head down on my side. I gave a little growl. the parents aren't sure what this was all about. need my space sometimes? she laid her head down again. same response. Do I need a little tap on the nose and a NO? They don't want me to be mean to people. What can be done to correct this now, so it doesn't progress? they had a mean dog once, which is why they went to bassets--so this is strange for them and they're worried.