Wizard, please forgive me for not replying to your post earlier. I have just recently bought a new leather lounge. The previous lounge was attacked by not only Pepper but Mister Two Dicks as well to the stage that I had to dump it. It would always happen when I was never home. Boredom I guess. I don't want my new lounge to become a byproduct of Pepper's juvenile instincts. Let's face it I don't trust her. So, everytime I leave the house, they go out the back yard. And it is not that bad, because they have a 6 metre by 6 metre enclosed area that is roofed for them to spend should the weather become inclement together with their little dog house which they share. They have a trampoline to play on and many toys to play with. Also there is the occasional pigeon that flies by that Pepper is able to launch herself into the sky and bring down to curb their boredom.
Quercus, yes, Pepper is not panicked by any measure. She is just persistent. She knows that if she head butts the door enough, she will get inside. She just needs to learn that if I send her outside, she has to wait there until I let her back in. Mister Two Dicks and Pepper are my second and third basenji and I find them totally different from my first, who I must admit was the perfect basenji. It is a pity they only live so long.
DebraDownSouth, here is the link for the Contech Electronics CRO101 Scarecrow Motion-Activated Sprinkler. Just click on the images under the picture of the sprinkler. I must be a little slow, because it took me a little time to work out why the Pope was there. http://www.amazon.com/Contech-Electronics-CRO101-Scarecrow-Motion-Activated/dp/B000071NUS