This morning I posted about Solo and his fits, tantrums and rants. He is a very vocal dog and uses his voice to try and get what he wants. One of, actually THE key issue with Solo is a lack of consistency from his parents and even Annabelle. We were told to ignore his whining and barking and he would learn that he doesn’t get what he wants when he does that. I ignore. Michael does not. And since Solo doesn’t distinguish between negative and positive attention, Michael scolding him or yelling at him is still the attention he was looking for.
Annabelle is even worse. When I am ignoring Solo, she jumps off the couch (yes, the couch, don’t get me started) and brings him a toy or plays with him. So, it is hard to train the dog, even harder to train Michael and Solo gets mixed messages. But when I yell at him, he knows it is serious and stops whatever he is doing.
As I am typing this, Solo is taking a nap. And while he is the vocal one, Annabelle seeks what she wants in different ways. She barks some. Not nearly like Solo. But as I look up from my computer, I see this. And she didn’t make a sound…..