I just wanted to tell this little story because it amazes us.
Our 4 month old B, Otis, has learned, on his own, how to tell us if he needs to go out to relieve himself. It started a couple of days ago but I just this moring caught on to what he was intending.
He has been "boxing" his paws on the window by the front door and also by the back door, a few times especially after eating. I usually let the dogs out as soon as they are done eating anyway so I have, like I said, not gotten it until today. Well as the morning routine with kids, breakfast, going to school and all that got crazy, Otis and the other dogs ate their breakfast peacefully in a secluded part of our kitchen. As soon as Otis was done he ran to the window and started to box his paws on it, me being blond, up to my ears in pancakes and trying at the same time to ward off a war between my kiddos ignored him. Well he wouldn't have any of it and kept on batting at the window, harder now standing up on his back paws, meaning business. I finally saw him and went over and asked him if he needed to go out side, so he ran to the front door and started boxing on it…wow, I got it. He is telling me that he needs to go out..so smart. As soon as I opened the door he ran out and plooped down and did the #2's. Wow I am still amazed at how smart he is and how dumb I have been until now. Just goes to show that Basenjis are smarter than they get credited for.