• Our Dino, our first Basenji, had a thing for one particular post on the patio cover in our yard. We finally had to replace it and put a metal flashing around it. Didn't matter what we sprayed on it, and he didn't beaver the other posts! Attached is the Polaroid pic we took of it right before replacement, with Dino supervising.


  • Forgot to mention, he was 7 years old when this pic was taken! So, no, he didn't grow out of it…


  • Terry, that is hilarious, sorry! LOL. I had a square, wooden coffee table when I first got Shadow. The table ended up being oval, but he has never chewed up anything like that since. It may be the smell of that particular post, or product.

    Caz, is it one particular spot, or just random spots that he chews on?

    My one girl hates the smell of toothpaste, so I sometimes use that if she decides something is yummy to her.

  • Fan of rawhide…. hm. It kills dogs. I wouldn't say it is issue of being a fan, it's an issue of seeing a dog choke to death, a horrible death, the kennel owner literally mauled trying to get it out of his throat. It is many vets and professional links I provided stating they are, in fact, too dangerous to be worth the risk. If you use the huge ones and watch every second, remove as they start to unknott, remove before they actually get any off... they say fine. But most are sold to be consumed. Glad you have been lucky, but I try not to give my dogs high risk things when so many safe ones are available. And yes... nearly 30 yrs later I can still see every minute of that incident play back in my head.

  • Terry, your story is wonderful and from that photo, I'd say Dino was an Olympic Medalist at Beavering!

  • Houston

    What a great picture Terry..pretty amazing woodworking there.

  • I agree rawhide shouldn't be sold for dog chews.
    There are so many other things that will work for our beloved b.

  • Terry, that is some pretty impressive beavering!

    Nomrbddgs, there's not a particular place just pretty much every door frame or facing in the hallway and his bed.

    He adores dried pig ears and big marrow bones but won't touch them if he's been left them, he'll only eat when you get home.

  • Terry…
    LOL...Ok, my kids "beavering" hardly seems like "beavering" at all when I see your pic. :D:D Excellent work Dino!

  • My rottie removed the rockers from my rocking chair, lol. But that is very impressive for sure.

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