@eeeefarm - Totally agree with both of you, while I don't do the "restrain the pup", but if it works great and in a pinch it does work for me if really needed. When we have pups (babies) and Mom is tired of them and puts herself in a position that they can't reach her, they turn to the next adult in the house.... same thing will happen if they get over excited and yes, I have seen Basenji Moms, pin the pup to the ground and/or other adults in the home.... so it is something that a pup understands. Walking away works for me... or I try to change up the "game" by turning to working their minds and getting them to think about other things. In the Basenji Breed this is another way of teaching them that the prior behavior is not acceptable. They learn pretty quickly. Thanks for posting this thread eeeefarm... well needed...
I am looking for info if anyone has used those exercise wheels for their basenji's. Was thinking of getting one for our cat and it would be great if Rickett (our B boy) could use it as well. It is slated for his weight and height but just curious. I know lots of dogs use these but have not seen anything about sight hounds using them. It sure would be great exercise if it works. Was just hoping for any input. PS, don't slam me I am looking for honest input.
Not sure what is slammable. I have seen video's of even giant breeds in them! If you can get your dog to do it, I think it is great and hope you post a picture! These dogs sure seem to have fun! Not hounds, but why not?
If you can motivate him to use it I say go for it..
@colemangirly After watching those 2 videos.....I say "Why not?" That one on the bottom was just 100% awesome! He knew how to start it & had to work a bit harder to stop it but he did it!! If you find one & get your dog to do that, I hope you can take a video of it & post it on here!! I'd love to see it!!