My partner and I adopted a Basenji-cross from our local SPCA 2 months ago. Everything went smoothly for the first month but since then he has become aggressive with other dogs. From what I can tell this is a common Basenji behavior and we are currently seeking out a suitable dog trainer and doing our best to correct him when he is agressive.
In the meantime we feel we need to muzzle him when out on walks so he is not a threat to other dogs. We live in a rural community where the majority of people do not leash their dogs and the majority of dogs do not listen to their owners. There have already been a few close calls and it's only a matter of time before some dog or person gets hurt.
Has anyone else taken this precaution ? We have researched muzzling and spoken to an experienced dog owner who has used muzzles but I'm wondering if there any basenji specific behaviors I should anticipate when we do this?