Hi all, I've had my Basenji, Jasper, for about two months - he's six months old now and we're in puppy training class. I talked with the trainer about Jasper doing things I want to stop, like putting his front legs up on the coffee table to look around, scratching/digging vehemently at the carpet, and any play biting.
She recommended for the biting the usual thing I've been reading: yelp or scream, ignore them, and then perhaps a time out. For the coffee table thing, she recommended a water bottle filled with water and about 1-2 tbsp. of vinegar, to squirt at him when he ignores repeated verbal commands.
I'm not really sure what the best thing to do is. We have a lot of work to do together, that's for sure, I just don't want to screw him up!