So my malinois is about 5 months old and while he is a great dog in many aspects one of the things thats weird is he growls when we touch his legs, paws, and butt area. If we've just gotten home and he's excited to see us he could care less if we touch him there and if there's food involved I can do whatever I want but otherwise he'll do this weird growl and eventually walk away, but he has given my vet a warning bite when the vet would not let him walk away and held onto him. My vet says it could be sore but it's been like this since about 3 months old and although we ONLY pet him in those areas that he's growly about it really hasn't changed. I've tried treats but obviously that doesn't work because he can always smell the food and will let me do anything but when there's no good left he goes back to being a growly brat. Anyone else have this problem with their dog? If so how did you fix it? Really appreciate any replies because this is a serious thing.