He does only poop in his crate, no urine usually.
I am trying to gradually get him to like his crate, but I do think it might be a lost cause. But yesterday I left for about three hours and left him in the kitchen. When I got back, I opened the door and looked down to see not only my cat waiting for me but my dog as well… He found a way to get out of the kitchen and have the run on my apartment. I now know why basenjis are called escape artists. I was happy to find that although he had an accident in the living room, he didn't destroy anything. But I won't count on one time to trust him alone.
I am going to stick with the kitchen and try to make sure he can't get out.
Chet womach training methods
Has anyone tried this person's training methods? I'm attracted by the claims about getting the dog to heel without pulling. I'm really struggling with my 7 month old Jessie who is a big puller when I walk her (nearly every day). In fact, it cuts our walks short because I get tired. I tried a month or so of stopping whenever she pulled and getting her to sit, without much improvement, at the moment I'm trying her on a really short leash (with the collar up high so it doesn't choke her and she finds it difficult to pull), but if there's been improvement over the last two weeks it's been pretty marginal. I also started taking her to obedience training, but they have a two month break over summer because of the heat and the rain. I'd love to take her on nice long walks but to be quite honest, she's horrible to take for walks. Ironically, one of my earlier posts was for advice on getting her going. Anyway, so has anyone tried the Chet Womach training videos? It all looks quite dodgy but I'm interested anyway!
Here are two ways to teach loose lead walking.
Here is one method by Shirley Chong, http://www.shirleychong.com/keepers/LLW/
Here is another method by Sue Ailsby. This one you will need to scroll down to Leash. http://dragonflyllama.com/%20DOGS/Levels/ByLevel/2Level.html
Thanks, they are both quite different approaches to each other but look interesting! I'll give one of them a go.