I’m new to the forums so I hope I'm posting this in the right place.
I’ll be a new puppy owner this winter and I was hoping some of you could answer my questions. I would really appreciate any additional advice as well!
I’ll be getting a 12 week old puppy from a breeder (fanconi tests done for parents) and my first question is relating to the potty times. I’ve read that a 12 week old pup should go every 3-4 hours. I work part-time from home so I’ll be offering potty breaks very often. My question is at night. Do I set an an alarm and wake the puppy to potty? Or do I let him sleep? What is your experience with this, how long between potty breaks at night?
Many people mention how destructive their basenjis are. Do they usually behave badly when you are there or is this mostly separation anxiety related? Are they really more destructive than other breeds?
Exercise! This seems to vary from one owner to the other. Some say they walk their dogs 45 minutes a day while others say 2 or more hours per day. How do you judge if they’ve had enough exercise?
Does your basenji like to cuddle up at the end of the day or are they always aloof?
Thanks in advance!