Watch me escape from my crate
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  • Posted this on Facebook this morning.

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  • That is pretty cute! But also quite important for the human to know. I need to ask a question here - and I am not making any negative comments about the owner. I just need all the knowledge I can get in prep for my first basenji. For a basenji that size, would they benefit from a bigger crate than that? Thanks for your help.

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  • Lol, I've seen escape videos and they ALWAYS involve getting that bottom tray out and turning the cage on it's side so the dog can walk out the side - crazy how s/he kept trying for so long! I've video'd Paco and he gives up after about 6 minutes.

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  • @Kipawa:

    That is pretty cute! But also quite important for the human to know. I need to ask a question here - and I am not making any negative comments about the owner. I just need all the knowledge I can get in prep for my first basenji. For a basenji that size, would they benefit from a bigger crate than that? Thanks for your help.

    For a wire crate I have a 30"L x 19"W x 21"H and a plastic crate the Vari Kennel 400 36x24x27.

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  • For house use I use the same size as Dan, for travel (in the SUV) I use a wire but a size smaller. I think that when you have to leave your B in a crate at home while at work, etc… a bigger one would be a better choice with a little more room for moving around... but since we have a dog room with a doggy door to the backyard, I don't have to worry about crating mine when at work.

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  • I'm the owner of this dog in the video. This crate is a fine size for him because any larger one's he tries to potty in them when he gets frustrated. He ALWAYS has a blanket in there and toys as well but they were in the wash. In a bigger crate he potties in it. But a smaller one he WONT because he doesn't want to be in the same space as the feces. My vet told me to keep him in a smaller crate. He always goes potty outside before I crate him but STILL goes IN his crate when its a large one. Also too he's never crated for more than 2 hrs tops. I work at home so I am home all the time. When I AM home he has free run of my apartment. So please no criticizing when you do not know the whole situation.

    Story behind the video: I would kennel him when I leave. Twice in a row Id come home to find him on the couch sleeping and I wondered how he did it. So eventually I set up the hidden camera in the corner of the living room on top of my fireplace. I got 30min of video. And edited it down. Shows how you CANNOT underestimate a Basenji.

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  • Thats hilarious…

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  • Anubis's Mom - thanks for your reply. With the possibility of Anubis pooping in a larger crate, I can see how the smaller crate works out best for you. I'll keep this in mind for future reference.

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