@zande I was so so nervous at first when they started to play, because they were totally silent, no growling at all. They still are mostly silent apart from their scampering/slamming/sliding/knocking-things-over sounds lol. Not worried at all now and rewarding them for sharing spaces seems to have helped significantly more than the whole "let them figure it out for themselves" idea.
Some kind of preperation I guess?
We 'dog -sat' my friends 8 month old chocolate lab this weekend -
all in the name of better preperation for a Basenji pup. So plenty of walks, up in the night to let him out for a wee, early morning wake ups, etc etc.
All went really well and both my kids got involved and enjoyed it.
Not a Basenji, granted, but more valuable pre-pup training!
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The preparation doesn't hurt that's for sure. The kids can learn the responsibilities of dog ownership. You just don't want the Basenji to be a novelty that wears off.