Recently we have moved into our new house with our basenji, however, for the past four months we have been living been homes. During this time, Macie, our basenji has developed a new behavior. She gets very nervous and protective when new people are around, she often growls, hair on her back stands up, and she has snapped once. This is strange since she never acted like this in our old house (her only home since we got her).

Since we have noticed this behavior we have advised people that we meet and have taken her to a behavior specialist. The specialist suggested that we be more strict with her and make her work for her treats and food.

If you could provide any other suggestions regarding this matter we would appreciate it. We just want our sweet girl back.