My puppy sometimes growls at my boyfriend when he makes weird sounds like squeaks or "pffts." Once she even growled while he was wearing headphones and making a whispering sound.
My idea to fix this was to have him give her treats as he's making the sounds, so that she associates the sounds with good things. Are we headed in the right direction here, or is there a better way of handling this?
I absolutely cannot have Ava showing any signs of aggression to the love of my life. He's 100x more important to me than she ever will be, but I want us all to live peacefully. I welcome any advice for fixing the situation.
I should also mention that he does not give her treats -while- she's growling. He makes the sound, and then immediately after gives a treat before she has a chance to growl.