This is a continuation up to my "Puppy now or puppy later??" post
Well we did it. Number 3. We have had 2 Basenjis for nearly 12 years. We lost one this year, leaving us with a 12 year old male, Ramsey. We added a female pup to the house 6 months ago, Bonnie who is now 10 mos. But after feeling like she really needed a younger play mate, we decided to add a 9 month old male to our mix. We must be crazy.
Now we have 3 with "Smitty."
Unfortunately he was use to living in a kennel with several other Basenjis, so the first night was a challenge. Ramsey is use to sleeping in our bed, Bonnie just made the transition from crate to our bed (which is about to be reversed). I put her in a crate next to the new guy. She was fine, but Smitty whined – ok, YELLED and "barroo'd" in his crate. By 1 am I had to move his crate to as far from our bedroom as possible (and have since relocated Bonnie next to him too).
He doesn't seem to get that peeing inside is bad. Only once did I catch him. I firmly told him NO! and ran him outside. I let them all out right away when we get up, after napping inside and shortly after dinner. Since he doesn't have the sleep schedule of a 8-12 wk old and he's spending most of the day sunning outside its hard to figure out when he needs to go.
On the plus side, he is VERY sweet natured and really laid back (when out of that evil crate). I think he'll be a great dog once we get him conditioned. I just hope we can do so before the winter weather starts to come!
Any suggestions? Just keep up with the "outside" and NO! and consider ear plugs?