Fawkes, my 4 month old Basenji, has lived with me for about 2 months.
Typically, he's very well behaved. A few occasions of marking notwithstanding, I've had few issues with him–until I try to crate him, at which point he becomes absolutely insane.
I might play with him for several hours outside--he potties and enjoys much exercise. But the moment I place him in his crate, he urinates everywhere and begins to wail like a maniac. He even throws himself against the walls of the crate to the point that I'm concerned for his safety.
I got home from work yesterday, after having left him alone for maybe three hours, and there was so much urine in his crate that he was literally slipping in it as he threw himself against the door. My apartment reeked of urine and he was visibly shaking.
I try to avoid using the crate for punishment. We use time-out in the corner instead. I feed him in his crate and encourage to sleep there, but he wails literally all night. My neighbors are livid. He'll even urinate and go wild with food in the crate. I'm at a total loss.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.