Hi, I just got a two year old basenji. A bit of a mix she is a non barker and likes to do the meercat stand. I have one issue:
Maddie (the dog) is fearless towards other dogs and particularly pitbulls. She is very fast and athletic and when barked at by larger dogs likes to aggressively attack them. At the local dog park she was aggressively barked and lunged at by a pitbull which resulted in her biting it in the face and and in the leg so bad the other dog had to limp away and in tears. I had to persuade the pit bull owner into taking responsibility and convince him to leave the park.
I thought it have been the pit bull's fault but it happened again. Although not nearly as bad as she was leashed. She gets along with other dogs very well but when she encounters a large posturing dog she silently approaches and then attacks. I am able to easily hold her back but I like her being able to be unleashed at the dog park. I also do not want to be arrested or banned from the dog parks or lose her.