Watch me escape from my crate

Posted this on Facebook this morning.

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.

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.

@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.

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.

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.

Thats hilarious…

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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