@debradownsouth your post rings true and though I hate that this has to be the solution- unfortunately if I lock her in any sort of room she instantly scratches frantically at the carpet, ripping it from the tacks in 5-10 minutes. I’d love to give her free roam of my place- as I did my last place- but she’s not comfortable enough yet and will destroy the carpet and maybe the couch as well.
She is odd in the way she acts. She has plenty ability to get away from the kids and loud noises but does not move away from them. She will just give a short protest growl as they walk by.
Giving her treats in the crate doesn’t work. She’s still to frantic to even think about them while in there. She goes nicely into the crate and doesn’t have to be forced, but has now taken a step backwards since she got out the one time.
We go to the dog park frenquently and she gets long walks everyday as we live in a town that’s easily walk-able. I even have the 6 year old wall her.
The Prozac, thus far, has helped her to not be so frantic during the day when the kids are under toe.
Basenjis are hard (as we all know) and this is not my first by far.
Peeing in Crate
I adopted my Basenji a little over a week ago. Cami had possibly lived at a puppy mill before being let loose to roam the streets for a month, she was at the animal shelter for a while, then spent six week being foster cared at a vet clinic. Cami isn't yet 2 years old, my vet said she is very young. She has spent a lot of time in "cages" and thinks that is an acceptable place to pee or pooh. Not too difficult to understand, is it?
If she isn't in the crate, Cami does well and doesn't have accidents in the house. I've allowed her to start sleeping on my bed and there are absolutely no problems. Do ya'll think because she has lived in pens and cages that she believes it is an acceptable place to pee and pooh, and nothing will reverse the behavior? I put her in her crate when I leave for a while, because I don't trust her out of the crate, yet.
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Because she spent so much of her young life in a crate.. it will be a struggle, IMO, for her to get the idea that it is not an acceptable place for pee/poop… time, I think will reverse the behavior, but I would also say that she will "never" be trustworthy in a crate.....