My basenji, Jack, has quite an odd behavioral issue. The first half of it is understandable, but the second half honestly makes no sense to me.
Jack doesn't like to be bothered at all while he is sleeping, when he just woke up, or if he is just plain tired. He'll snap at you, growl at you. You know, like a lot of dogs do. Even if you just walk by him while he's tired, he growl at you.
The odd part is what else he does. When Jack is angry, he'll stand up and chase his tail, biting it. He growls the whole time he does this, and he doesn't sound happy at all. It's like he bites himself instead of biting the "intruder".
Does anyone else's basenji do this? Is there anything I could do to get Jack to stop?
Thanks in advance!