14 week old beagle growls and nips upon waking

I would like some advice. I been crate training my mini beagle girl since she was 5 weeks old. Lately because I was sick I have allowed my puppy to sleep on the bed with me before putting her in the crate at night. I like this and wouldn't mind if she slept with me all the time. She just isn't completly potty trained yet, thats all. The problem is that when I go to pick her up to put her in the crate she will growl and even try to nip at me or who ever tries to pick her up. We can pet her while she sleeps and she doesn't mind at all. How do I handle this? I have never encountered this with my other dogs before.
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It sounds to me that she thinks the crate isn't a fun place to be. Inside the two crates we have are beds, and at least one toy. Whenever you want her to go in the crate, take a yummy treat (like liver--very, very yummy!) and lure her to the crate. Put the treat in the crate and once she's in the crate give her another, and close the door. You could also try giving her a stuffed KONG toy. Go to http://www.kongcompany.com
I think she would rather be with her Mom than in her crate. Gaddy has some good suggestions though, hope they work for you.
Thanks for your replies. It wasn't until I posted that I noticed that this was a forum for OES. SOrry to have posted in the wrong forum. If I didn't make myself clear when posting though, my puppy LOVES her crate and wanders in and out by herself at will. I have used the treat thing many times to help her learn to love it in there. The problem is when she falls asleep on my bed and then I have to wake her an hour or 2 later to take her to her crate for the rest of the night, is when she will growl and even nip at someone. She doesn't do it it at other times of the day at all. I also think she just wants to be on the big bed with her mommy. I just worry that she will piddle in the middle of the night and I am a heavy sleeper. Also she is only 8 pounds and I worry I may roll over on her too.
Thanks all very much!
If she growls when you try to take her off the bed, I suggest not letting her on the bed. She could become dominant--she's up to your level, which may make her think that she's alpha.
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