Ok, so we have all experienced dog treat that give the squirts:eek: , stain the carpet:mad: and are of no interest to our basenjis . Please post the treats that you have spent the money on that you didnt and help others avoid wasting money. Toys and treats can be expensive. I have a bucket full of dog toys that just sit there so I will share my experience. Please also put an alternative toy that you would suggest instead of the crummy one.:D
RAWHIDE WITH KNOTS ON EACH END
When Caesar was a puppy and I was a dog owner newbie, I purchased the rawhide with knots on each end. Caesar loved them but I soon found out it wasnt a safe product. He ate one end off and almost choked to death when eating the other knot. I do not recommend this product.
Try Nylabones instead. Will take a long time to eat. No diahreah with this brand.
RED DOG TREATS AND CARPET
I have found that any red dye dog treats, rawhide, or liver filled treats will stain your carpet.
Try Dently rawhide sticks natural color or yellow. Also can try Dentley bones that are filled with peanut butter for hours of mindless chewing and quiet. No diahrea with this brand.
CHEAP STINKY TRAINING TREATS
I typically can measure the amount of diahreah based on the price of the treat. If you are training in a busy populated area it is difficult to keep your basenji's attention. You will need a stinky treat, but be careful what you choose.
I used CarryOut training treats which were smelly and didnt cause complete diahreah. Also, hot dogs are great to use for training and keeping your basenji's focus. Beefaronis are good too. I would break them into smaller pieces to reduce the overall amount used per class. I have tried boiled chicken, but Caesar was too distracted to pay attention. The hot dogs in pieces seemed to be the best over all for me.
I have found that any heavy rubbery toy will not keep my basenjis' attention for long. All 3 have not responded well to Kong toys. Even the one that you put a treat in will not be played with without the treat inside. I found that Kongs were a big waste of money.
Try a stuffed game bird or a sock with a knot. I found that my basenjis like to chew and pull but the kongs were typically too hard. If you need help with teething Nylabone makes a great teething flexible rubber chicken flavored bone that my guys love. They also make a harder grade teething bone if the bone is for an adult. My puppy chews the soft one and can tear it apart.