We have just got a 12 week old Basenji boy - - like literally JUST got him 36hours ago.
He must miss his 'family' a lot because if we leave him alone for 2 seconds or put him in his crate he whines like is is training to be an opera singer!!!
When he's on the couch with us he honkey-dorey happy! Loves to snuggle. But he has to learn to be alone! Even when we are around…
We try to feed him in the crate play in/around it and to give him treats in it (when pointing through the door and saying 'bed' we can get him to go into his basket - but only for about the 5 secs it takes to eat it then he's out again.
Thankfully our fantastic breeder already had him used to his crate for sleeping time so 10pm we go to bed and he sleeps without a sound through to at lest 6am.
It's only during the day we have issues!
Today he will have to be alone for 2 hours! I'll play with him and tire him out real good before leaving - - so hopefully he'll be okay. But the whining sure does break my heart!
So I guess what I am looking for is some tips on how to make it easier for him?!?
I know you will all say stick with it - and I try (thank goodness my husband is stronger than I am). Thanks and 'high-fives' from Theresa and Murphy.