@eeeefarm said in New Puppy- Crate and general training!:
She will undoubtedly want to lick you dry when you emerge!
And you will end up wetter than ever ! Screaming is indeed attention seeking and you are making a rod for you own back if you react. Life with a Basenji is a compromise so take her to the shower room with you !
I have said it many times - I do not tolerate destructiveness. I am bigger than they are and its MY house ! Find something - like tearing up newspapers - that she can 'punish' you with but that does no harm at all (beyond rendering the papers unreadable and that is no bad thing in these uncertain times) and make a song and dance over that. Scream, cry, Oh you bad, bad girl to tear the papers ! so she knows what to do to get a reaction out of you but anything else, ignore her pleas for attention.
I hate to think that these hunting hounds are crated too much. Try creating an open space that is hers, where she is free and you can learn to trust her. By all means feed her in the crate to get her used to it - in the short term and at night. But even at night, if she has a spot which she learns is hers, in your room, on a pile of blankets, don't cage her. She should be a free spirit. That cage looks ok now, but when she is fully grown, will she be able to lie out flat - Basenjis don't always curl up even if they mostly do - will she be able to s t r e t c h upwards ? If you have to cage her, make sure she has enough space.
And email me her details for the Basenji on-line pedigree database ! The site address is in my signature block and you will find my email address there. It would be a shame to miss having such a lovely lady among the 105,000 pedigrees already enshrined !