The funniest thing I've ever had my girl do is get into the christmas presents. She was a little horror when she was younger! So we tied a string alarm up in the longue room to protect the christmas tree and presents beneath, and hung bells on the string to let us know if she tried getting into it.
Well, who said basenji's weren't intelligent???!
After the first time we were alerted by the jingle and told her no, she caught onto the way the trap worked and effectively stepped quietly over it.
She is definately not a stupid dog. Defiant, deviant, willful, disobidient and stubborn at her worst yes, stupid – no. She was also a regular escape artist when she was younger too. Although in saying all this, she knows just as many dog tricks as any other dog and will do them more than willingly for a treat.