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Have you ever heard of a basenji who is afraid of heights.
Joey does not like it, he will never jump on the couch and he does not like it when you lift him up. He is a rescue dog and I got him when he was almost 3 years old, so do not know what happened when he was a pup.
lovely pic of the Foxy Joey
I believe that Basenjis are usualy very good and jumping and climbing but we have a 6 month old Pup who displays similar behavior to Joey. Malaika doesn't jump onto the bed or settee, instead she sort of scrambles up and looks very ungainly. She can jump down but it has taken her a long while to get to this stage. I do find it rather strange but am not complaining realy as she is less likely to escape from the garden
Unusual, I would think for a Basenji to be afraid of heights - I've never experienced that but as Tanza says he could have had a bad experience as a puppy.
Mine spend the sunny days on the roof of a shed which at one side is 9 to 10 feet high. As puppies it was not unknown for them to leap off the high side to the ground when they were playing chase. They're a bit more sensible now!