Basenji Shaun

I am the new kid in class…

Here are a couple of pics of Shaun, now 5-months-old...

Max
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:eek: just adorable!!!!!! Thanks for sharing your little Shaun with us!

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So cute with his tennis ball and bully stick in the chair, then him chewing the bully. Makes me want to go home and play with Faro. Shaun is such a cutie. Thanks

Houston

ahh, puppy breath, puppy craziness, puppy love!!:):) He is too cute for words.

I posted this on the member introductions forum: we created a little website for Shaun to keep family updated on his antics etc…

http://basenji-shaun.com/

He is sooooooooooo much fun!

Max

He is adorable !

awwwww . . .
thanks for sharing

What a cute little guy, thanks for sharing.

Thanks All!

Anyone experience what we call the "devil hour"??? A period of time, usually around 7PM onwards that Shaun just seems determined to get into trouble. He will roam around the house and try to get into everything! We have lots of toys for him to play with, but at this "devil hour" we get panicky when we don't hear him: we just know we have to go find him and find out what havoc he is causing.

We have had puppies before, but nothing like this…

Shaun is a cutie! I know what you are talking about - I have a 1.5 year old and an almost 6 mo old at home… I too know that silence, while peaceful, is trouble! LOL

Mine also have periods of time where they are completely unsatisfiable except for naughtiness... An evening walk usually takes the edge off, or an empty paper towel tube or TP tube that they can destroy does the trick. Pain in the butt to clean up, but controlled destruction is better than your puppy getting creative on you - haha!

@SeattleMax:

Thanks All!

Anyone experience what we call the "devil hour"??? A period of time, usually around 7PM onwards that Shaun just seems determined to get into trouble. He will roam around the house and try to get into everything! We have lots of toys for him to play with, but at this "devil hour" we get panicky when we don't hear him: we just know we have to go find him and find out what havoc he is causing.

We have had puppies before, but nothing like this…

It happens with Basenjis when they get bored, or if they just have a lot of energy to burn off. 😃

You just need to keep them preoccupied with something to do when they start acting up. Also helps to give them both mental and physical exercise.

What an adorable little guy - love the puppy pictures - love the puppies - when someone else has them!

Get him into a puppy class..that will help train him and wear him out.
The Evergreen Basenji club has classes. Katie can tell you about them.

Fortunately for Shaun he is seldom let alone. In the seven or eight weeks we have had him I think the longest he has been left alone is 2-3 hours. Sherri works three days a week and I work from home.

Both of us are regular walkers so Shaun gets at least two decent walks a day. He also has play dates. He passed a six week course of basic obedience training.

He loves to play and chew on his toys. Thats all regular puppy stuff. Even if he had a full day of activities he still gets these bursts of energy where he will run around the living room, into the kitchen and out into the yard like a mad dervish doing circles. We call it the "Basenji 500."

But he will still have these hour long sneaky periods (usually around 7PM) where he will quietly go hunting for mischief: attacking plants, looking for toilet rolls, rummaging in closets left open, and his favorite: shredding magazine and book covers.

In his "quiet time" periods Shaun is a total comfort seeking couch potato. He loves to cuddle with us humans and he loves soft bedding and pillows etc.

His energy levels seem to be evening out a little more now. When we first got him he was either full of bug eyed energy or sleepy as hell. Alternating between the two extremes was like hitting a switch. One time he was tearing around the living room like a crazy monster, bouncing off the walls, while I watched from the couch. He then launched at me from five feet away, soured through the air and landed on my lap, only to be fast asleep in like two seconds…

First Basenji's

With that description who could not be in love. sounds so much like my boy I can't stand it. Lovely

Put a bell on his collar. 🙂
Ours will start a 500, or bring us a ball to throw… or they start wrestling with each other. During nice weather, we take them outside. Helps A LOT.

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