Miss Peachy has got my number and she knows it. They say that dachshunds own their people, not the other way around. She certainly knows how to communicate. Its not a growl, it has a higher pitch to it. This little RrRrRrRrR sound she makes at me when she wants something, usually to be patted or a belly rub. Often by 8 o'clock if I'm not awake she will make her little noise, which is the signal for AM belly rubs. I was sitting at the computer, I hear her, look down, she wants to sit in my lap. I obliged, she has me well trained. One night as we were sitting watching TV, she is looking at me very intently. I picked her up, looking at her face to face, I said, "do you want something Peachy". She looked at me, looked at the door, looked at me, looked at the door. You want to go out? I said.That was a definite "yes" as she took off for the door, her partners in crime right behind her.