@yahtzee92 I haven't had the roaches issue, thank goodness. But I have seen all three of my doggies do the digging thing from time to time. My experience had been that it's usually because they're bored or they still have too much pent up excess energy. If I take them on a long walk or to the dog park first ting in the morning, they're good to go. But if it's raining or something comes up... it usually starts with digging at a couch, someplace on a carpet or at the back door. With two now... it quickly escalates into the Basenji 500 where they use couch backs as high speed high bank turns. Watching a Basenji run horizontal across a couch back is something I hope all of you get to experience at least once!
Another member mentioned that anytime a new object arrives in her/his home, their Basenji knows something is different and goes a little nuts. Couldn't agree more. I've seen that with all of mine too. Another thing is that they love routine, and when that routine is disrupted, like today's walk was interrupted, delayed, or cancelled... mine seem to let me know they know it... sometimes by digging.