Hide and Seek Basenji

Does anybody else have a basenji that plays hide & seek? Booger plays hide & seek with me. I throw a squeaky toy down the stairs. He goes and retrieves it (sometimes he plays fetch!) while I go hide. He drops the toy where I threw it from, and then runs around the house looking for me. He won't stop until he finds it, and he's gotten VERY GOOD at it! I'm running out of hiding places. He won't play with anybody else. My boyfriend tried one day, but whenever he threw the toy, Booger brought it right back to me & looked at me like "Well you didn't hide very well. Sitting on the couch is a dumb hiding place!"
Any other bs do this?

Ok, I thought I was the only crazy one. Squiggy and I play hide a seek. I have a circular style house and we chase each other and stop and hide and then jump out at each other. We had behind stuff and jump out when the other gets close. Yeah, I just admitted that :p

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OK - I have fun hiding behind walls, and when Duke tippy toes around looking for me and just before he sees me - I ROAR like a monster to scare him. Sounds kind of mean, but he really likes it. It almost always gets him to run a B500. I can't do it all the time - I try to make it an unpredictable event. πŸ˜ƒ πŸ˜ƒ

My dogs play hide 'n' seek the EXACT same way- throw the toy in the other room, they go fetch while I go hide… and like you said- they have gotten very good. We make it harder by turning the lights off and hiding in the dark. My favorite is to hide in the closet with the clothes so they have to look down to see if there's any feet... lol... And of course in the shower behind the curtain. And when they find me, of course I have to jump out and give them a victorious AHHHH! and they do the B500 and go get the toy again. So cute! We've even gotten to the point where when we come home, we open the door to the crate but tell them to "wait". So they sit in their crate while we go hide. When we call out "OKAY!" they come flying out and have to find us. But instead of roaring at them, we give them the smushies and lots of rubs! πŸ™‚ This is one of my favorite things about them. So cute, so interactive.

I do this with EL D but without the fetch part. He really likes it and often it does cause the start of the B-500. I'll have to try it with one of his favorite toys.

My husband does that with Nala - it is so funny!!

@ChristyRutherford:

Ok, I thought I was the only crazy one. Squiggy and I play hide a seek. I have a circular style house and we chase each other and stop and hide and then jump out at each other. We had behind stuff and jump out when the other gets close. Yeah, I just admitted that :p

Hollie and I do this exact same thing, only usually at work!! Shhh don't tell the boss. πŸ˜‰

Hollie's gotten smart at chasing after me, she'll stop, turn around to head me off in the next room!!!

@BDawg:

we give them the smushies

Okay I thought I was crazy but I guess I'm not… I like to smush Booger's face to bring out all the cutesy wrinkles and I say "Shmoosh your fashe" (smoosh your face). I don't think he loves it, but at least he tolerates it.

BDawg-that's a GREAT game to play when you come home πŸ˜ƒ πŸ˜ƒ Altho I don't think mine would stay in the crate & wait for me to hide LOL LOL LOL πŸ˜ƒ πŸ˜ƒ

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