@malik said in 6 month old puppy biting others.:
Of course, I don't expect them to know how to act with a basenji,
And why not, pray ? I don't care how old they are, or young, children must learn how to behave around dogs.
If there were kids in the household into which I was thinking about selling a puppy, I insisted on meeting them. On the parents bringing the children here so I could watch them with the dogs and watch the dogs' reaction to the children.
I made it very clear, parents should not take kids side in any set to without being sure they hadn't provoked the dog. All too often the children are at fault, not the Basenji.
Your kids may be grown-up but that is no excuse. If they are visiting you and your Basenji in your home, they have to abide by your ground rules. If it works to ignore this precocious wee animal in order to stop even play biting, these grown-up children owe you the respect and courtesy to adopt your rules and not to undermine your efforts at training.
You are doing very well - with the dog. Now turn your attention to training the kids.
btw, my 6 month old has pretty rock solid recall too. It is one of the, if not the, most important disciplines and should be worked on from the get-go.